Ostracism in the case of an octopus hunter

Angry divers took photos of Dylan Mayer holding the octopus he had caught. Mayer said he can't make sense of the controversy surrounding his catch. "I eat it for meat. It's no different than fishing. It's just a different animal," he said. He said he has been demonized in the diving community as he has been banned from several dive shops in Washington state. He said his life-long dream of becoming a rescue diver is now in jeopardy as several diving schools have denied him admission in the wake of the controversial catch.

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Ostracism may be worse than violence

Posted May 13th, 2011 by rancemuhamitz

While physical bullying can cause pain, being ignored or left out can have a deeper, more painful impact on someone than scrapes or bruises can.

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"Push Ostracism" as a New Activist Paradigm

Posted January 29th, 2011 by JoelG

The key that makes “push ostracism” plausible is that you don't actually need all of society to be aware of your aggressor and his offenses to be effective. You just need a large proportion of the people the aggressor comes in contact with – friends, family and co-workers – to know the truth.

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Church group intimidates porn shoppers

Posted July 24th, 2010 by phonon

This is an example of busybodies who feel that they must enforce their moral code on everyone else. But, this is also an example of ostracism, public shaming tactics, and/or "peer" pressure being used to change people's behavior. The church group must realize, though, that turnabout is fair play.

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Voluntaryism in action: Ostracism

Posted January 11th, 2010 by meest101

The neighborhood barbershop is a good example of voluntaryism in action.

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