weight discrimination

size discrimination

Discrimination against a person based largely or solely on a person’s weight, height or both.
 
Size-related phobias
• Cacomorphobia (morbid fear of fat people).
• Gigantasophobia (morbid fear of tall people). 
• Zambianoliangioticaloigisticologphobia (morbid fear of short people).

weight discrimination

Size discrimination Social medicine Any restriction of individual rights, employment or academic opportunities, or biases against overweight persons. Cf Chubby chaser.
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Air transport unions say weight discrimination is a problem with some airlines who regularly weigh crew members to ensure they are within closely-monitored bands.
Results indicated a substantial proportion of middle-aged and older adults with obesity reported that they were affected by weight discrimination in their everyday lives (Jackson et al.
Studies reveal that women are more likely to experience employment-related weight discrimination than men.
Of special interest to those reading in the US may be the chapter discussing weight discrimination and stigma, especially the arbitrariness of defining being overweight (BMI number, e.
According to survey data, weight is one of the most prevalent bases for discrimination; weight discrimination occurs in interpersonal, employment, healthcare, and educational settings.
But assuming that discrimination accounts for at least some part of the wage penalty, a major issue is that weight discrimination is still relatively socially acceptable - especially compared to gender or raceprejudice.
Encouraging employees to reduce and control weight can be perceived as weight discrimination.
On average, those who reported weight discrimination gained 0.
Our study shows weight discrimination is part of the obesity problem and not the solution," said Prof Jane Wardle of the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Centre at University College London.
In a four-year study of almost 3000 UK adults, on average those who reported weight discrimination gained 0.
As stated earlier, tendons contain receptors for proprioception; we therefore undertook the study to find out the effect of ice massage on proprioception, assessed through the lower extremity weight discrimination ability and functional performance test scores.
While past research has found weight discrimination in schools, businesses, entertainment and other facets of American society, this is the first scientific investigation into whether that bias extends to election outcomes, said Mark Roehling, professor of human resources.