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Discrimination against people who are overweight, or the tendency to poke fun at them. The word was coined by the US psychologist Rita (Jackaway) Freedman (born 1940) in her book Bodylove (1988). Also spelt fatism. Compare ableism, ageism, ethnocentrism, heterosexism, racism, sexism, speciesism. fattist or fatist n. 1. One who practises or advocates fattism. adj.2. Of or relating to fattism. [From fat + Greek -ismos indicating a state or condition, on the model of words such as racism]

1. One who practises or advocates fattism. adj.2. Of or relating to fattism. [From fat + Greek -ismos indicating a state or condition, on the model of words such as racism]

Subjects: Psychology.


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