Flashcards in Chapter 11 Deck (14)
Prejudice on the basis of ability, with two main features: first, ignoring or rendering invisible of people with disabilities, and second, viewing people with disabilities as fundamentally defined and limited by disabilities.
Ablism has obvious links towards discrimination against the disabled, but this is not its only form.
A system of social control that encourages women to focus on their appearances to the detriment of full development of their humanity.
Wolf identifies the development of this myth as a retrenchment of male domination in the face of women's increasing equality in the 20th century.
A system that privileges and values lighter skin, and rewards lighter-skinned people. It may also privilege certain other features, ie. straight hair for African decent communities. However, it should be noted that within "white" culture, there is also good hair.
As defined by WHO, disability is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Can be body function impairment, activity limitation of an individual executing an action, problems with life situations, etc.
To be made into an object of habitual erotic fixation
a psychiatric category describing persistent discomfort with one's biological sex.
Gender verification (sex testing)
(used to be called sex testing), has involved a variety of tests conducted on female athletes to be sure that they are biologically female.
The dominant cultural way of seeing, which adopts the perspective of a desiring heterosexual male subject (no matter what the person's sex or orientation)
the (primarily Islamic) practice of the social seclusion of women; a system of segregation aimed at keeping women (particularly married and marriageable ones) completely separated from the world of men.
the process of internalizing an outsider's perspective on one's own body, leading to a preoccupation with one's appearance and comportment as perceived by others.
feeling a strong sense of gender identity consonant with inhabiting an opposite-sex body
an individual who seeks sex reassignment and thus changes sex
those who dress in the clothing of the opposite sex, for reasons including matters of identity, disruption of social norms, or sexual fetishism.