the belief that full use of all physical or biological functions is superior; using one's power or privilege as someone with a full range of abilities to impose restrictions on, invalidate, or hold down someone with a different ability or disability.
discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
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1. Prejudice or discrimination against persons with disabilities, including physical, mental, and developmental disabilities 2. Excluding such persons from the human "norm," most often by assuming that they need "fixed" in order to live full lives
Ableism is a term used to describe discrimination against people with disabilities in favour of people who are not disabled.