Stay classy, Medway

In light of recent political events with a local election incoming, and a potential general on the horizon, we thought it would be useful, with the help of Google, to go over some key terms so they can be used appropriately.

Well, the greater hope would be to not need to use them at all.

Bigotry. noun.

Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself.

Prejudice. noun.

Dislike, hostility or unjust behaviour deriving from preconceived and unfounded opinions.

Discrimination. noun

The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age or sex.

Antagonism. noun.

Active hostility.

Phobia. noun.

A strong dislike or disinclination.

Aversion. noun.

A strong dislike or disinclination..

Sexism. noun.

Prejudice, stereotyping or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.

Chauvinism. noun.

Excessive or prejudiced support for one’s own cause, group or sex.

Racism. noun.

Prejudice, discrimination or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

Anti-semitism. noun

Hostility to or a prejudice against Jews.

Xenophobia. noun.

Dislike of or a prejudice against people from other countries

Transphobia. noun.

Dislike of or a prejudice against transsexual or transgender people.

Islamophobia. noun.

Dislike or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.

Theophobia. noun.

The fear of gods or religion.

Atheophobia. noun.

Discrimination against atheists.

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