Problem

Lifestyle discrimination

Other Names:
Lifestyle police
Lifestyle fascism
Health fascism
Self-styled arbiters of public morality
Active prejudice towards ways of living
Incidence:

Smokers who refuse to give up smoking and themselves are refused expensive public medical treatment or surgery for complaints that are aggravated by smoking, are complaining of discrimination. They argue that drinkers of alcohol, suicides, or people with sporting injuries or other self-inflicted injuries are not refused medical treatment, and that the national health service should ensure equal treatment for all people regardless of lifestyle.

Groups of Bassaji volunteers, wearing blue jeans and carrying semi-automatic rifles, have been empowered by the Iranian government to eradicate vice in the form of western lifestyle (videos, pop music, improper relationship between sexes, etc.).

Broader Problems:
Discrimination
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
07.11.2017 – 17:00 CET