ableism :

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  • n  discrimination in favor of the able-bodied

  • Omitted, fortunately, are such high-fad content terms as lookism (bias against people because of their appearance), ableism (bias against the handicapped) or differently abled .
  • Ableism devalues people with disabilities and results in segregation, social isolation, and social policies that limit their opportunities for full societal participation.
  • Most of us may find that when we say that a person has become a vegetable, the underlying ableism is exposed, allowing us to attach new subversive meanings to the word.
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  • The Ghost of Ableism
    Fighting the ghost of ableism means being all right with asking for help. Getting it is another matter.
    April 28, 2014 - Santa Barbara Independent

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