American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities, especially physical disabilities.
- n. discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
- From able + -ism, patterned on racism, sexism, and heterosexism in meaning. (Wiktionary)
“Disablism, also known as ableism, is "the discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities, especially physical disabilities.”
“One way that many people with disabilities combat ableism is through Disability Pride.”
“Disablism is the British equivalent of the American term ableism used to describe discrimination against people with disabilities in favour of people who are not disabled.”
“However, using that word is an example of ableism, which is another socialized idea that makes those who are not of able body seem lesser than those who are.”
“Some FWD are decrying the "ableism" theme of the story line while at the same time demanding recognition of "disablism".”
“First I should point out that the remark is essentially "ableism" and its no different from the casual racism that opines that so and so just got her or his job because of affirmative action.”
“Idk, raceism and ableism and misogyny and everything else, somehow the terrible, terrible being-a-teacher is what really gets to me. * sigh*”
“I mean, far better that trans people run the risk of harassment and assault than cis people face up to the discomfort they feel at having to examine their own privileges and assumptions about the gender binary, normativity, prejudice, discrimination, ableism and so on and so forth …”
“Because being a feminist is – amongst other things – about actively working to bring about a society in which transphobia, cissexism, trans-misogyny, hate speech, discrimination, prejudice and the oppression of transsexual women by cissexual women is no more acceptable than racism, homophobia, ageism, ableism, you name it.”
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