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Should the Law Explicitly Protect Unattractive People?

Publication Date: 
May 25, 2010
Source: 
The Takeaway
Author: 
Kristen Meinzer

Professor Deborah Rhode talks about her book The Beauty Bias: The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law with Kristen Meinzer on The Takeaway radio show:

Everyone knows that looks matter. But should the law be involved when it comes to discrimination on the basis of appearance? Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode thinks it should. She explains why in a new book about how much we're affected by how people look, "The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law." What do you think? Should the law protect people who aren't attractive?

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Looks are really the last bastion of acceptable bigotry in this culture. — Deborah Rhode