Lookism – A manga got me thinking

I just read a Manhwa (a Korean Webcomic) called „Lookism“ and somehow I feel the need to talk about it. Why in English? Because I can. :D For further info in German scroll a looong way down. :>

Da heck is a „lookism“?

Before we delve deep into the manga itself, let’s shortly define what the concept of „lookism“ is. According to the world’s main source of information, Wikipedia, this word stands for „a concept used to describe a setting where there exists discriminatory treatment toward physically unattractive people; […] While not classified in the same way as racial, cultural sexual discrimination, „lookism“ is widespread and affects how people are perceived as well as affecting their opportunities in terms of relationships, job opportunities, etc.“ That being said, the manga focuses exactly on all those things.

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