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Classism is when an individual lives in a society and is treated as someone belonging to a class. The ability and characteristics based on social class of an individual is the systematic assignment of classism. The design of the systems and ways of classism benefits the upper class at the cost of lower class, bringing out a great discrimination and distinction between classes. Classism is mainly based on:
The Upper classes enjoy many facilities. Special attention to childhood health. All these things make the high-class people feel superior to the low-class ones (What is classism. 2012). Education of the individual There are several other factors as well. This type of division is mainly targeted to people who are physically or mentally handicapped. the lower classes are treated ill. High-class Education. . Speaking with the same accent as the people who have institutional power and Familiarity with the process of the systems of power. Economic Status Family Lineage. which include Private contact with employers. educated and smart. The upper classes of people are considered acceptable. Ableism can create issues in employment-finding. They decide what is acceptable in the society. On the contrary. Inherited money.• • • • Income. “Legacy Admissions” to higher education. Ableism describes the distinction between the strong and the weak people.
It is made the rule and any alternation is not tolerated. 2013). This time showed an active change in the handicapped people in the USA. lesbians and bisexual individuals. The creation of this term dates back to the 1980’s. An alternate term for heterosexism is also Homophobia. and samesex marriage and • The presence of sodomy laws in more than 67% of the states in the US. shortage of protection from the antigay prejudice in workplace. Heterosexism is the behavior. • Negative attitude and ban to gay and lesbian relationships. partiality and favor shown to the opposite sex sexuality and relationships.force students out of universities and colleges. the Americans with Disabilities Act was founded in 1990. housing and services. which brought up a great boost in the struggle against Ableism (What Is Ableism. Some remarkable examples of heterosexism in the United States are: • • the ban of gay and lesbian military personnel. This term relates to the idea against gays. and even create social barriers. (Fear of Male Homosexuality. Following that. 1984) .
Fear of male homosexuality: Cardiac responses of low and high homo-negative males.com/what-isableism.wisegeek.htm What is Classism? 2012. A. R. 10(1/2).. E. Retrieved from http://www. Journal of Homosexuality.classism. & Harriman.References Shields. Retrieved from http://www. 53-67 What is Ableism? 2013. S. (1984).org/aboutclass/what-is-classism .