The goal of this article is to introduce a philosophical analysis of a widely neglected condition which affects between 3% and 18% of the population. People affected by this condition (which will be revealed later in the article) experience a lower level of wellbeing than the average population and are discriminated against in both their professional and their personal life. I will argue that this form of discrimination should be taken more seriously in philosophical debate and that social, legal and medical measures ought to be taken in order to improve the quality of life of people affected by this condition.

The invisible discrimination before our eyes : A bioethical analysis / F. Minerva. - In: BIOETHICS. - ISSN 0269-9702. - 31:3(2017 Mar), pp. 180-189. [10.1111/bioe.12327]

The invisible discrimination before our eyes : A bioethical analysis

F. Minerva
2017

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The goal of this article is to introduce a philosophical analysis of a widely neglected condition which affects between 3% and 18% of the population. People affected by this condition (which will be revealed later in the article) experience a lower level of wellbeing than the average population and are discriminated against in both their professional and their personal life. I will argue that this form of discrimination should be taken more seriously in philosophical debate and that social, legal and medical measures ought to be taken in order to improve the quality of life of people affected by this condition.
Allocation of resources; Cosmetic surgery; Discrimination; Lookism; Body Image; Humans; Discrimination, Psychological; Quality of Life; Surgery, Plastic; Vulnerable Populations
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