Definition of ableism
: discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities
ableistplay \-ˌlist\ adjective
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Lorde's comments rankled a sizable chunk of her Twitter followers, who criticized her callousness and even pointed out that the statement reflected a certain level of ableism.
Disabled people should be proud to associate themselves with animals, Taylor argues, because the same ideology, ableism, oppresses both groups.
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