If you believe adultism is right, you might as well thumb me down before going on.
1) The belief that adults are superior to minors. It is so widespread and common that most people don't even know adultism exists.
Corrupted scientists use junk science (incorrect scientific facts) to try and justify adultism. Unfortunately, it works.
Most people think pictures of an adult's brain and a teenager's brain can be compared to argue that adult's are superior in every way possible. -_-
Angela: May I participate in this homosexuality debate?
Adult: No, you are just 16 years old. Your brain is not developed enough to debate in this adult topic.
*and some more adultism*
Tom: Why can't I watch Family Guy, dad?
Dad: I want you to stay as innocent as possible throughout your childhood.
Tom: Epic fail!
Prejudice based on age, especially against young people.
The 13-year old spat in the face of the power-monger teacher and called her an adultist.
The practice that people classified as adults are superior to children in one or more ways simply because they are adults.
Many deprived children can develop serious depression from this and develop a feeling of hopelessness as well as psychotic problems.
Son: "I'm a human who has the ability to understand and evaluate, I can decide whether or not Pot is a harmful herb."
Father: "No you cant your 16, and anyway I own you you cant do that to my body."
Son: "You silly adultist."
Adultism is bad.
A term that lazy parents use to describe people who "discriminate" against their rude and loud children. Some parents believe that their children should be allowed to do whatever they want, because kids will be kids. This philosophy requires the belief that children can do no wrong because they don't know better, the parent isn't responsible for teaching them any better, and everyone else has to put up with it.
Any adult who protests because a strange child screamed through their entire dinner in a restaurant or cried through an entire R-rated movie at a theater is a child hating adultist.
An elderly lady is in line at the post office. A ten year old hits her repeatedly in the leg with a nerf bat. The parent does nothing. The elderly woman asks the child to please stop. The parent screams at the lady for being rude to her child and accuses her of adultism.
A child runs behind the counter at a coffee shop, trips the employees, and knocks over hot drinks and glass cups. The shop owner asks the parent to keep her child from behind the counter. The mother accuses the establishment of discrimination against her child (adultism).
Noun. A disease that causes otherwise fun people to start acting like adults. This means they no longer go out and drink until they black out, stop having casual sex, and stop buying shoes and purses. There is no cure for Adultism.
Sally used to be so much fun, what happened?
She caught Adultism.
OMG, no wonder she's so boring!