Labels externally applied to others, especially to further out-group bias, often function as a means of dehumanization.
Labels that capture a person's sense of individual identity, especially when they provide better framing *and* social group identification and inclusion, can be life-affirming.
We are shaped and formed by language. It's part of how our brains work. The problem isn't labels; it's how they're used.
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