“Phobe” Name-Calling as a Means of Intimidation

It wasn’t too long ago that a phobia referred only to an extreme or irrational fear of something. Acrophobia (fear of heights), claustrophobia (fear of small, enclosed spaces), and aquaphobia (fear of water) come to mind. In recent years, however, new “phobias” have been added to the lexicon as a way of deflecting criticism and/orContinue reading ““Phobe” Name-Calling as a Means of Intimidation”