by Emily Marks
Originally published: April 9, 2017
Beauty bias is the discrimination toward physically unattractive people. This phenomenon can be witnessed in various social settings but is said to be more prevalent in the workplace.
It is classified differently from racial, cultural and sexual discrimination but these may play a part in beauty bias, which is also known as "lookism." It is more widespread and affects how some people are perceived. It also affects the opportunities they get in relationships or in jobs.
According to the official website of Stanford's The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, there is less likelihood for unattractive individuals to be hired and promoted. Moreover, they are assumed to be less good, kind or honest.