What’s wrong with everyday lookism?

  title={What’s wrong with everyday lookism?},
  author={Andrew Mason},
  journal={Politics, Philosophy \& Economics},
  pages={315 - 335}
  • Andrew Mason
  • Published 7 February 2021
  • Philosophy
  • Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Everyday lookism, by which I mean the widespread practice of commenting upon and judging the appearance of others, is often regarded as morally troubling. But when, and why, is it morally problematic? I argue that in many cases everyday lookism is wrongful because it involves morally objectionable appearance discrimination. I consider various respects in which everyday lookism can be morally objectionable in virtue of the acts of wrongful discrimination it involves. I argue that these acts are… 
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