sizeism

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sizeism

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sizism

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(Sociology) discrimination on the basis of a person's size, esp against people considered to be overweight
[C20: from size1 + -ism, on the model of racism]
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Sexism and Size Discrimination, BEUTIFUL (May 10, 2013),
And now, a growing movement of body positivity activists in Canada want federal, provincial and territorial laws to provide protection against size discrimination for Canadian workers.
She was cast on the tour as Motormouth Maybelle, the formidable black DJ who helps Tracy in her mission to put an end to segregation and size discrimination on her favourite nightly TV dance extravaganza, The Corny Collins Show.
COM: Founded in 1969, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to ending size discrimination in all of its forms.
Acting EO Commissioner Karen Toohey has urged parents to help combat size discrimination against children.
In addition, size discrimination, while a nominally spatial task, may not tap or quantify the fine-grained limits of spatial localization.
I hope Lincoln University stops this ugly size discrimination before a big student with deep pockets successfully sues the school and wins a gigantic number of dollars and contributes to the demise of another precious HBCU.
The documentary shows Kathryn Szrodecki, an overweight presenter from Fulham, travel to San Francisco, where every person has legal protection from size discrimination.
Her story featured in last night's Inside Out programme on BBC1, in which presenter Kathryn Szrodecki went to San Francisco, where people are legally protected from size discrimination.
111) The District of Columbia ordinance protects against appearance discrimination generally, which includes weight, whereas the other ordinances specifically prohibit weight and size discrimination.
But the Staffordshire theme park today vigorously rejected any claims of size discrimination and said they were just following strict health and safety ride guidelines.
Southwest Airlines is being sued for size discrimination because staff asked a man to purchase a second ticket as they felt he wouldn't fit in just one seat.