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bodyism

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body +‎ -ism

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bodyism (uncountable)

  1. Prejudice based on the appearance of someone's body
    • 2007, Vermeulen, Stephanie, “Survival of the Prettiest”, in Kill the Princess, Seal Press, ISBN 9781580052238, page 93:
      Politically, nothing is a more powerful distraction from the female conscience than focusing on bodyism.
    • 2012, Heller, Daniel, “Kindness”, in Curriculum on the Edge of Survival, R&L Education, ISBN 9781610485173, 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.

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