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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Bogart recommended developing laws against sizeism at the 2015 Canadian Obesity Summit, an annual interdisciplinary conference for professionals working in the realm of obesity.
Robin Blaetz has argued that while Joan is today considered a failure, possibly due to sexism, ageism, and sizeism aimed at Geraldine Farrar, cultural elitism, and/or DeMille's decision to portray a potential romance in Joan's life, the film nonetheless offers us significant information about cinematic and cultural tastes and trends at the time (13).
There is an in-built sizeism here - a sort of snobbery about the shape a person is and the shape he is expected to be.
He added: "There is an in-built sizeism here - a sort of snobbery about the shape a person is and the shape he is expected to be.
I have remained deeply engaged with the body as a theoretical, political, and experiential question; committed to working against sizeism in its articulations with a range of other oppressive regimes.
Some of the actions chosen by students include: writing a letter to US President Obama about the Lubicon Cree, attending a rally at the provincial Legislature, getting their child's school involved in Earth Hour, and creating and distributing a zine on sizeism and body issues.
Three of the scenarios cover racist attitudes; one explores sizeism, while two look at homophobic attitudes and behaviours.
From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizeism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty chronicles the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.
From early years as an RAF child to flat-sharing with Jennifer Saunders and her outspoken views on sizeism.