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Synonyms for ableism

discrimination in favor of the able-bodied

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These prior designations often rely on classist, racist, sexist, and ableist assumptions that invoke eugenic attitudes and slot women into categories.
As ableist readers, our valorization of human figures such as the mighty Prospero and the angelic, airborne Ariel make us blind to Caliban's mobility.
A caregiver rather than a recipient of care, Denise rejects the ableist perception of disabled women as deficient in "the dexterity and maturity to mother" (Mintz 144).
Punum said Glory was too "ableist." I had to look that one up, but when I did, I understood.
(180) Another person may tend to place greater stock on the counter-majoritarian power of the courts, especially when it comes to guaranteeing equality for members of disadvantaged and marginalized groups but think that making intolerable suffering the threshold of lawful access to euthanasia would reinforce ableist assumptions about what makes life (and whose lives) worth living.
From the spread of falsehoods to anonymous bullying to the ease with which we make casual racist, homophobic, misogynistic and ableist statements, social media encourages some terrible behaviors.
To some degree I have the persistent notion that I would've been more robust, replete, worth regard, that I would've been something I more enjoyed being, had I not been shaped by an ableist, capitalist heteropatriarchy.
"It is ignorant to make erroneous comparisons between neurodiversity & linguistic diversity in a mocking way: ableist and xenophobic.
(6) Undergirding Howe's vision of access to the book was what today we might term an ableist belief in how information should be taught and communicated, as exemplified in Howe's efforts to make, as Weimer puts it, "visual conventions" of both spatial and linguistic representation "intelligible to the touch." The acquisition of knowledge in Howe's nineteenth-century formulation seems uneasily poised between the initiation of sight-impaired students to the visual norms of knowledge production, organization, and consumption, while also seeking to "integrate the blind into an unapologetically visual world." (7) Knowledge, in this sense, was perhaps primarily visual, rather than sensory.
All that stood in his way were the ableist prejudices of the interview panel, who disqualified him for no other reason than his disability.
citizen--and with a full understanding that "The here and now is a prison house" (Munoz 2009, 1)--I am deeply invested in identifying ways to challenge the current presidential administration's nationalist, racist, xenophobic, transphobic, queerphobic, ableist, classist, misogynistic rhetoric and policies.
While we do not ignore expressions of racialized tensions, masculinities and femininities, or ableist assumptions and oppressions, the bulk of our analysis focuses on the class struggles we identified as the primary catalyst driving forward this community of visceral critique.
For disability scholar Alison Kafer, "[disability is experienced in and through relationships; it does not occur in isolation." (152) For example, disability exists in the relationship of being considered outside of the norm, the relationship of being stigmatized, as well as in all ableist encounters.
In so doing, the transgressive potential of "bad bodies" means they become sites of resistance against neoliberal hegemony and its connected heteronormative, ableist assumptions.