lookism

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lookism

Also: looksism
prejudice or discrimination based on physical appearance, especially that which is considered to fall short of societal notions of beauty

look·ism

 (lo͝ok′ĭz′əm)
n.
Discrimination or prejudice against people based on their appearance.

look′ist adj. & n.

lookism

(ˈlʊkɪzəm)
n
(Sociology) discrimination against a person on the grounds of physical appearance
ˈlookist adj
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279) With respect to the downward gaze, there also exists the lookist phenomenon known as the "unattractive harshness" conviction bias, which yields greater criminal convictions in cases involving people who veer a good distance from beauty norms.
I don't want to be lookist here, but for years Carrie Fisher has been the butt of cruel jokes about how badly she's aged and how she now looks nothing like the character Princess Leia.
Former Crimewatch host Nick Ross told the 2010 Edinburgh TV festival: "Like it or not, TV is a lookist medium.
Dinah Bennett, programme director at Women into the Network at Durham Business School, said: "Discrimination in any form and for whatever reason ( whether its sexist, ageist or lookist ( is just so shallow and counterproductive and I know it is still a problem.
Essentially, Peaches is a revelation--an embodiment of sexual freedom, a damnation of gendered and lookist labels, and an admirable nasty attitude.
When I was internet dating three years ago, the men I encountered were incredibly lookist.