[A chart of examples of person-first language]
Examples of people first language (by Kathie Snow)
i don’t know why you would call someone a mongoid if you have any sense of fucking compassion, as well as mentally disturbed.
there’s a problem here.
people with disabilities (and so on) object to using person first language.it’s created entirely by parents. this is NOT advocacy.
I think it’s disgusting that the OP’s publication date is this year. Ugh. No, using person-first language doesn’t make you more “accepting”. In fact, it gets you a side-eye from me.
Separating the disability from the person = dehumanizing (and I’m sorry that “dehumanizing” is the best word I can come up with; I know that there are otherkin out there and I don’t want to erase them here).
“Depersonalization” might be the good word for this.
Depersonalization is already a term describing a type of psychosis. [Edit: It’s not considered psychosis and that link confirms that it’s not psychosis. It’s just a disturbance in one’s experience of self-concept.]
I’m aware of that, but I feel you could adapt the term for use in scenarios like this one.
Why not “depersonizing”? I think that “depersonizing” would be more effective to refer to delegimization of personhood than “depersonalization” because depersonalization looks like it means rendering something non-personal or unpersonal, rather than rendering something a non-person, and depersonalization is already in wide use to describe a phenomenon of disturbance in self-concept.
“Unpersonizing” or “unpersonalizing” could work too, since both look like they would mean “taking a person and rendering it a non-person.” Similar to how Julia Serano’s term ungendering refers to the delegitimization of a gender identity, unperson(al)izing would mean delegitimization of one’s personhood.
Ooh, I like that (“depersonizing”)! It creates the necessary differentiation from the psychiatric/medical term. It’s also a natural exaptation so it would probably stand a good chance of catching on in use.