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What is the point in shaming, ridicule, ànd stigma?
Posted 8/10/16 , edited 8/10/16


Because blah blah people like to blah
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Posted 8/10/16
Humans are tribal things. One of our basic instincts. Safety in numbers. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy building pedestals we can scurry up to when we want to exert dominance. Be it sports teams, ideologies or nations. We then drawn contrasts and demean the other side.

Only thing stopping us from killing each other are laws.
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Posted 8/11/16
To discourage people from doing certain things or being a certain way, and to create solidarity with those who are like-minded.
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Self gratification for covering up our own insecurities
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Posted 8/11/16 , edited 8/11/16
Anthropologists and historians would argue that the use of shamming and ridicule is due to humans being a social animal. Physiologically we have evolved to live in groups and one of the main systems used to enforce group cohesion is the use of shame and as an extreme to exile or isolate a member of the group when their actions fall outside the social norm. This in present day society is most evident in the use of law, where a punishment is handed down and in more serious cases members of the society are imprisoned away from everyone else.

It is pretty much the same as with any other social creature; actions the group deems unacceptable are punished with either isolation. ridicule or force.
Sourced from years of anthropological study.
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Posted 8/11/16
Shaming, Ridicule and Stigma are my lawyers.
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Posted 8/11/16
Shaming is useless if one doesn't engage in behavior one feels ashamed about after. Ridicule is just indirect shaming, gossiping with neighbors; an attempt to get the entire community to condemn certain behavior. It too has no power save what one allots it. Stigma tries to quote some sort of divine source to justify their condemnation of certain behaviors, particularly when shame and ridicule fail. When all else fails, quote god, that gets people to listen to you.
Posted 8/11/16
Human nature: cause and conclusion
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Posted 8/17/16
Closed because OP nuked.
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