Limiting people's lives by enforcing a cateity, pushing a stereotype or perceived identity upon people. Either enforcing your own cateity, such as forbidding a non-Christian same sex couple from getting married because it goes against your own beliefs as a Christian. Or enforcing your own vision of someone else's cateity, such as forbidding a Christian same sex couple from getting married because although you are a non-Christian yourself it still goes against your own beliefs about what it means to be a Christian and thus of what the Christian same sex couple ought to want. (In Swedish: påtvinga kateitet)
It is likely to intersect with facets such as:
- Monolithization: Everyone in the category has to be the same.
As well as with abstractions such as:
- Dichotomism: "Either you are one of them, or you are not".
- Termism: If you don't fit the stereotype, you don't fit the category.
Examples of applying this facet to a particular foci of categorism can include:
- Homophobia: Denying gay people the right to marry because it goes against your vision of Christian identity or gay identity.
- Religism: To deny homosexuals of a certain religion the right to get married because homosexuality is against your vision of the religious identity is not only homophobia, but it is also religism.