dehumanisation - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Language that dehumanises others is a first step to the removal of human rights - this is why we counter it in every way we can. It is proper to see what is said, the words that are used, how the words trigger reactions in the brain and how those reactions subtly alter human behaviours. Subtle alterations build over time and on the level of a population can shift culture into either evolution or devolution. The "pen" is mightier, it always was. Yet we do this in a way that is fair to the speaker, for much of what is said is subconscious or indoctrinated by their social sphere. It is the language and systems we seek to improve and bring all along with the process. One cannot counter dehumanisation, after all, while dehumanising others.
Those who dehumanise others have lost an internal battle - they have let their "evil wolf" take over for the sickly gains of ego and at the behest of fear.
Dehumanisation is the essential first step to genocide, and given the brutal histories of every ethnicity, we must guard against this as if our eternal souls depend on it. And this is what Nazi ideology is. The primitive brain wants to engage in slaughter for personal gain of resources and power, the higher brain (lacking in sufficient empathy to stop it) creates the most plausible sounding rationale for the genocide to "flip the script" and make the intended victims both appear to deserve their own murders. In Nazi ideology this went to the level of false science to dehumanise their victims and was presented as Eugenics.
The dehumanisation of women is patriarchy, and is a necessary step to controlling and subjugated half of humanity. The opposite is chivalry, the supporting of women by males, raising them up and placing them under their protection. This enables women to become more independent, more educated, more able to contribute to society, safe knowing that they cherished, looked up to and looked after. This is because chivalry seeks to show the full humanity of all - a sort of modern day knights-code.
Dehumanisation requires emotional indifference, this is the opposite emotion to love, and thus inches closer to embodiment of evil.