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Categorism focused on functionality, usually targeting people who have a specific disability.

(In Swedish: Ableism or Funkfobi / Funkofobi)

Examples of facets expressed through this focus

  • Categorist Slurs: Using words like "retarded", or a psychiatric diagnosis such as Asperger, to describe anyone who's way of thinking you don't like.
  • Malpractice: If someone has a certain condition (suck as obesity), doctors may lazily assume that whatever other problems the person has must also be caused by the first condition and thus not need to be treated.

Ableism in example texts

  • Flexible bullies: The kids making James their next victim, targeting him for wearing glasses.