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“外貌主义”太泛滥,貌丑者应受法律保护

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小编摘要:外貌主义不仅在美国盛行,中国亦是如此,希望不久我们也可以出台相应法律吧!

导读: 长相漂亮的人通常比相貌平平的人更成功,这也许在某些人看来是丑陋的事实。但如今相貌作为一种新歧视出现在了法律纠纷当中。有人宣称,“外貌主义”是种族主义的新形式,应该在文明社会中被摒弃。我们一起来看看新闻里是如何说的吧。

                               Successful: Natalie Portman is both attractive and a high achiever

Some might consider it an ugly truth that attractive people are often more successful than those less blessed with looks.

But now our appearance is emerging in legal disputes as a new kind of discrimination.‘Lookism’, it is claimed, is the new racism, and should be banished from civilised societies.

It is currently the subject of several court actions in America, and some experts say similar cases should be considered here too.

Economist Daniel Hamermesh argues that ugliness is no different from race or a disability, and suggests unattractive people deserve legal protection.

'My research shows being good-looking helps you earn more money, find a higher-earning spouse and even get better deals on mortgages,’ he said.

'Some people are born ugly and there’s not much they can do about it. You’re pretty much stuck with your looks.

'Logically there’s no less reason to protect the ugly than the disabled, African Americans, other racial minorities or religious minorities, as we do. We could even have affirmative action for the ugly.’

But Lawrence Davies, of the Equal Justice law firm, believes we should be wary of amending current equality laws.

'People who appear to be conventionally beautiful have fewer barriers to workplace success,’ he said. ‘However, protecting conventionally ugly people or offensively linking that condition to a disability would take society in the wrong direction.’

The issue has been highlighted by the case of Shirley Ivey, 61, who is suing her former employer in Washington for ‘lookism’. She left her job at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory affairs suffering from stress after allegedly being told by a supervisor that he would like her more if she was prettier.

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2011-09-13 09:53 编辑:Day_Day_Up1990
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