Definitions for ableismˈeɪ bəˌlɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•ble•ismˈeɪ bəˌlɪz əm(n.)
discrimination against disabled people.
Origin of ableism:
ableism, ablism, able-bodiedism, able-bodism(noun)
discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
Discrimination against disabled people in favour of those without.
The belief that people with a disability are inferior to others.
Ableism is a form of discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities. It is known by many names, including disability discrimination, physicalism, handicapism, and disability oppression. It is also sometimes known as disablism, although there is some dispute as to whether ableism and disablism are synonymous, and some people within disability rights circles find the latter term's use inaccurate. Discrimination faced by those who have or are perceived to have a mental disorder is sometimes called mentalism rather than ableism.
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