Discrimination against unattractive people

Other Names:
Active prejudice towards ugly people
Beauty stereotyping
Arbitrary standards of attractiveness

The belief that appearance is an indicator of a person's value is based on stereotypes of beauty and attractiveness. When an individual's worth is judged by her physical appearance, she is the object of discrimination.


In Britain, unemployment is 45% higher among acne victims.

Broader Problems:
Social discrimination
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.04.2019 – 15:19 CEST