Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 12:00

bodyism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

body +‎ -ism

NounEdit

bodyism (uncountable)

  1. prejudice based on the appearance of someone's body
    • 2007, Stephanie Vermeulen, Kill the Princess
      Politically, nothing is a more powerful distraction from the female conscience than focusing on bodyism.
    • 2012, Daniel Heller, Curriculum on the Edge of Survival (page 52)
      When do we cease to be a collection of many different beauties and become a bunch of “isms” instead, such as ageism, sexism, racism, bodyism, and on and on? We can make positive attitudes the underpinning of our classrooms.