There are plenty of phobias out there. Enough, actually, for everyone to have their very own, but only a few for which you must publicly apologize.
Megyn Kelly is highly successful as an anchor-woman on Fox News. Recently she did a segment that focused on a documentary called Honor Diaries. Honor Diaries shows how Muslim women are abused around the world. Megan was asked by CAIR, Council on American-Islamic Relations, to apologize for showing the film because the council has declared the documentary to be “Islamophobic”. Kelly has refused.
Personally, I always thought a phobia meant being afraid of something, not something the person who suffers from the phobia must apologize for having.
In today’s politically correct world, it is the person who fears who not only must deal with the fear, but also must feel shame for having the fear in the first place. Heaven help you if you should be “Islamophobic” regardless of what is happening around the world. Neither can you be “homophobic.” It just isn’t allowed in today’s world.
I am wondering when we will begin to be chastised for Agraphobia – fear of being sexually abused.
To some degree we are punished if we have Atychiphobia – – fear of failure, but this is tolerated by government so long as we want to claim it as a disability.
If you want to know the name of your own personal phobia, go to The Phobia List. Just about every phobia imaginable is listed there except one that is rather common today. I could find no name there or elsewhere for the fear of Obamacare.