straw person


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straw person

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The straw person is identified by the name of the person spelled in all-capital letters.
Other activities at the fall festival include pumpkin decorating, face painting, "upcycling" old clothes to make a straw person and pet decorating.
It fails when a few convey an "us-them" mentality, when straw person arguments are set up, and when evidence of true change within the mental health and social work fields, are ignored.