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Rankism: The Abuse of Rank

Each of these practices is an abuse of the weak by the strong. Each of these offences is an instance of lording over another…of pulling rank.

In the on-going attempts to overcome racism and sexism, there is another kind of discrimination being overlooked that is no less damaging and equally unjustifiable. It is a form of injustice that everyone knows, but no one sees: discrimination based on rank. Low rank, signifying weakness, vulnerability, and the absence of power, marks a person for abuse in much the same way that race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation have long done.

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