Demonize (dictionary)

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¹ To demonize means "to portray as wicked and threatening." [1]

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demonization (noun)


Wikipedia article:

Demonization or Demonisation is the reinterpretation of polytheistic deities as evil, lying demons by other religions, generally monotheistic and henotheistic ones. The term has since been expanded to refer to any characterization of individuals, groups, or political bodies as evil.[2]

Modern usage

In colloquial usage, the term demonization is used metaphorically to refer to propaganda or moral panic directed against any individual or group.[3]

BoyLovers and "demonization"

BoyLovers are considered by uninformed and ignorant people to be "evil incarnate" (the use of the term "evil" is an immediate tip-off that some kind of religious morality is involved with this highly judgmental statement.)

By the media, and therefore in the minds of the unwashed masses, BoyLovers are associated with "demons," which has, therefore, "demonized" BoyLove and BoyLovers.

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