Shunning means to avoid ignore or reject someone either knowingly or unknowingly. Shunning is done when a person performs some act which either displeases others or is perceived as being different from the norms (Harper). It is done to punish the person who has gone against the norms and rituals of society, to isolate them and erode their self-respect (Harper). Shunning happens at virtually any place, it may be schools, home, work place, community, etc. People shun others because of several reasons, like personality differences, differences in religions, culture, ideologies, class differences, transgender people are often shunned, fat or ugly people are often shunned to avoid embarrassment, some people are shy and so they automatically shun everyone out (Sword and Zimbardo).
If I look around in my society, the most shunned people I would see are transgender. People who openly expose their feelings for the same sex are treated as impure and sick needing medical treatment. Their expression of their feelings is misunderstood to be loud and appalling. Same is the case with people who go for gender reassignment surgeries. It seems like these people have no right over their own feelings or even physiques and they would need to take permission from society for making any changes in their very own self, for the fear of being avoided or unacceptable and wrong influences on others.
This hurts me to see people acting so illiterate so as not being able to make out the difference between good and bad, evil and pure. Even no God of any religion allows shunning on such basis. Humans are made to love, care and be supportive to each other, this is the reason why communities have been developed, not to avoid or punish others for behaving, believing, looking , feeling or living in a fashion different from us. Every person has different opinions and beliefs but to judge others on these opinions and ignore them is not humanly and is ethically wrong. It is a free world where every person has the right to follow and do what they deem appropriate without the fear of being tormented (Harper).