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body fascism

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Definition of body fascism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s weight and appearance: there have also been complaints about gender discrimination and body fascism in elite sport
More example sentences
  • The canonization of the hero-athlete by sculptors also amounts to a sort of 'body fascism'.
  • He is not out to truly challenge the body fascism of ballet institutions.
  • She will not escape the body fascism that pervades the modern media.

Derivatives

body fascist

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noun & adjective
Example sentences
  • The show aimed to debunk body-fascist myths of perfection perpetuated by the fashion, beauty and advertising industries.
  • I need a caftan and a large hat to shield me from the body fascists by the pool.
  • Telling women to look like her was just as body fascist as telling them to get stick thin.

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