"What a guy lacks in height he makes up for in other ways."
Quotes like the above are meant as compliments, but it's still a load of
In many parts of Asia, dark skin is considered uglier than pale
skin. If I said, "what a guy lacks in white skin he makes up for
in other ways," I guarantee the politically correct
would bust my balls.
Yet when it comes to short men, it's okay to imply we're
intrinsically inferior, therefore we have to compensate somehow. Of
course, short men who "make up for their
height" are labeled as overcompensating, so
it's a lose-lose either way.
This whole thing is a fucking joke. Even the feel-good rhetoric
feels like a slap in the face.