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  • noun A predisposition towards adults (or a bias against children).

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Examples

  • But humiliating a boy because of his gender is, at baseline, adultism using gender as a tool.

    Follow The Power, Stupid

  • For example, many boys grow up with abusive mother figures who use any tool available to act out their adultism.

    Follow The Power, Stupid

  • But humiliating a boy because of his gender is, at baseline, adultism using gender as a tool.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • For example, many boys grow up with abusive mother figures who use any tool available to act out their adultism.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • But Faith has the upper hand as we, together march, forwardly ahead of the oppression in its many forms: Racism; Classism; Sexism; Polytheism; and the beginning, adultism.

    Colin Powell Endorses Obama

  • The joke was that stuffy as he sounded, George Plimpton had in fact made a career by taking stands against the professionalism and adultism that was the bane of his generation.

    The Last Gentleman

  • I would say so, and while the intersections of adultism and racism are prevalent, I don't think it's helpful to view the concept of racial equality as hierarchical, just as I don't think it's helpful to view feminism/gender equality as hierarchical, either.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • ... adultism is discrimination against anyone who is not an adult.

    Progressive Bloggers

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