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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

When Women Objectify Men By Height

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-359415/Short-men-make-good-husbands.html

"Women regard taller men as excellent for a fling but see short men as better companions to settle down with. 

Their height is a sign of their masculinity and their ability to father healthy children. "Taller men have higher social status, earn more and are at lower risk from illness," said anthropologist Dr Boguslaw Pawlowski from the University of Wroclaw in south-west Poland. "They also have better reproductive success."

'Not very nice people'

However, the benefits quickly wear off, along with the initial attraction. Evolutionary psychologist Dr Nick Neave said: "You don't want to be surrounded by these guys all the time. 

"The guys who are real leaders of the pack tend to not be very nice people. You don't want them around kids, they can be violent and leave you for someone else. 

"If they are very handsome and very desirable there will be lots of other women competing for their attention. For a short-term relationship, you want somebody you are sexually attracted to, they don't have to be the best to get on with.

The researchers gave 110 women sets of drawings showing six couples of different heights. The men ranged from being 19 per cent taller than the woman they were pictured with to 4 per cent shorter. The volunteers were asked to pick their ideal height difference for both short-term and long-term relationships. 

Tall men were twice as popular for flings than for long-term relationships, according to the findings published in the journal Biological Psychology." 

There is some unnoticed supremacist thinking going on. Try applying the same mentality to different ethnic groups.

"Blacks are for sex, Asians are for marriage." Who would publish an article with that message?

It's also funny how taller men are automatically seen as leaders, even though people claim "it's all about confidence." So much for choosing leaders or partners for their morals and personality.  People constantly claim, "height doesn't matter - short men who have less success have rotten personalities!" If they'd stop these lies, I'd be less angry.

I hope you can see why heightism pisses me off. If this were a female issue, there'd be study after study about how the media is to blame for influencing how we view women's bodies. For men, however, nothing but crickets and quiet acceptance.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite quote,"It's also funny how taller men are automatically seen as leaders, even though people claim "it's all about confidence." So much for choosing leaders or partners for their morals and personality.

    How about stating it differently concerning women, "Will fuck for height"

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