discrimination against disabled people: laws to prevent ableism, racism, and sexism in the workplace.
the tendency to regard people with a disability as incomplete, diminished, or damaged, and to measure the quality of life with a disability against a nondisabled standard: Ableism reinforces the idea that disability is a personal tragedy.
- a·ble·ist, adjective, noun
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How to use ableism in a sentence
The ultimate indication that Jesus’ healings are not mere expressions of ableism comes through the stories of his own death and resurrection.How Disability Changed What Easter Means to My Family | Amy Julia Becker | April 16, 2022 | Time
Thompson, who says she’s seen both racism and ableism during the pandemic, said that lack of empathy can feel like it’s coming not just from other individuals, but from the government too.As COVID-Era Restrictions End, Disabled Americans Want to Avoid a 'Return to Normal' | Abigail Abrams | April 15, 2022 | TIme
Throughout American history, disabled women have lived with sexism and ableism.
I can’t help but think that there’s some ableism in Yanagihara’s depiction of Charlie.
In fact, the clause has been expanded to cover complaints around racism, ableism or anti-LGBTQ discrimination.Soona raises $10.2M to make remote photo and video shoots easy | Anthony Ha | April 16, 2021 | TechCrunch
British Dictionary definitions for ableism
discrimination against disabled or handicapped people
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