To attack with harsh, often insulting language
firebrand mp called Michael Foot used to rail against something he called Treasury financial orthodoxy.
For example, members of all political parties rail against the so-called ' post-code lottery ' in the NHS.
A boy might rail against this, but hopefully when he sees that he looks taller and better proportioned in a suit that fits properly, he'll embrace the look.
Parents rail against party schools for the obvious reasons.
There are also those like Anna Wintour who rail against anyone of size.