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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Using role plays, the workshop tackled issues of racism, homophobia and sizism, and suggested ways nurses could challenge attitudes with which they felt uncomfortable.
But sizism groups also promote concepts more difficult to defend, such as "health at any size," which promotes the idea that health, not weight, is what people should strive for.
While this passage smacks of sizism, the combination of English and Spanish, evokes the image of an inebriated man who thinks he is sexy with a stomach in the shape of a huge lumpy burlap sack of chile.
From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty chronicles the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.
Examples of common forms of repetitive abuse include bullying, racism, sizism, homophobia, corporal punishment, and sexual harassment.
Paul McAleer, who started researching sizism in college and ran the online Fat Acceptance Resource before turning it into a weblog, or "blog," (9) has a great thing going here.