Vilipend is an old word meaning to regard as worthless, or to despise, or to disparage mockingly.
I know that I can sometimes point fingers at people for doing things I think are ridiculous, but I don't like to speak bad about the people... I try to keep it about the actions. I really try.
|Unless it is for a good reason, amiright?|
This bullying really needs to come to an end. Why does it still have to happen in schools today? Why has it not decreased with time? Maybe, part of it is the internet. We have girls getting on YouTube asking people to critique their appearance. We have people who post videos of young people getting beat up.
This past weekend, there was a track athlete who was beaten up by a bystander who the athlete had been talking trash about on Facebook.
If you want to vilipend someone, do it for a good reason.
Do it because they are against your right to have a choice about what you do with your body.
Do it because someone does not think that working at home is a job or that women who work outside the home should be paid equal to a man.
Vilipend someone because people who look like you cannot walk into an elevator without another person who does not (or does) look like you cringing and holding their purse closer, do it because a clerk called the manager to say, "Two black men just walked in."
Do it because the higher ups do not count unemployment in a way that is real to show the real number (WAY higher than is reported in the news) of unemployed in the nation.
Do it because you don't want the word 'gay' to be banned from schools.
Vilipend for a reason.