Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.Plus, of course, friendship—though I like to think that my reaction would have been the same if I hadn't known Salman at all.To re-state the premise of the argument again: the theocratic head of a foreign despotism offers money in his own name in order to suborn the murder of a civilian citizen of another country, for the offense of writing a work of fiction. Bush, when asked to comment, could only say grudgingly that, as far as he could see, no American interests were involved…” ― Christopher Hitchens, tags: atheism, bastille, bullying, censorship, demagogy, dictatorship, enlightenment, fascism, fatwa, first-amendment, free-speech, friendship, george-hw-bush, hate, humor, individualism, intimidation, iran, irony, khomeini, literature, love, principles, religion, rushdie, satanic-verses, stupidity, theocracy, united-states, united-states-constitution, washington-post “He poked his finger into my chest again.In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation.In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression.may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
"Use of force is justified when a person reasonably believes that it is necessary for the defense of oneself or another against the immediate use of unlawful force." Intimidation may be employed consciously or unconsciously, and a percentage of people who employ it consciously may do so as the result of selfishly rationalized notions of its appropriation, utility or self-empowerment.Intimidation related to prejudice and discrimination may include conduct "which annoys, threatens, intimidates, alarms, or puts a person in fear of their safety...because of a belief or perception regarding such person's race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct." Intimidation may be manifested in such manner as physical contacts, glowering countenance, emotional manipulation, verbal abuse, making someone feel lower than you, purposeful embarrassment and/or actual physical assault."Behavior may include, but is not limited to, epithets, derogatory comments or slurs and lewd propositions, assault, impeding or blocking movement, offensive touching or any physical interference with normal work or movement, and visual insults, such as derogatory posters or cartoons."(1) A person commits the offense of intimidation when, with the purpose to cause another to perform or to omit the performance of any act, the person communicates to another, under circumstances that reasonably tend to produce a fear that it will be carried out, a threat to perform without lawful authority any of the following acts: (1) A person is guilty of ethnic intimidation if that person maliciously, and with specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person's race, color, religion, gender, or national origin, does any of the following: (3) Regardless of the existence or outcome of any criminal prosecution, a person who suffers injury to his or her person or damage to his or her property as a result of ethnic intimidation may bring a civil cause of action against the person who commits the offense to secure an injunction, actual damages, including damages for emotional distress, or other appropriate relief.Everyone says communication is the key to good relationships, but that's not very helpful when certain words are so confusing.Take the word "intimidating." That's got to be one of the most frustrating words in the whole dating world, am I right, ladies?
Just as we did in District Thirteen.” ― Suzanne Collins, tags: acid, arch-enemy, aura, backbiting, bad-eggs, bogus, calumny, chemical, crazy-people, criminal, curse, demon, devil, electrocution, enemies, facial-expression, fake, false, fear, foolishness, gaze, glory, gossip, gossipers, halo, hate, hater, haters, hatred, influence, insanity, intimidation, madness, negative, negative-people, people, pessimism, rival, simpleton, slander, slanderers, stupidity, threat, threaten, toxic-people, trepidation, venom, vibration “When the Washington Post telephoned me at home on Valentine's Day 1989 to ask my opinion about the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwah, I felt at once that here was something that completely committed me.