Saturday, 26 September 2015

Apparently, This Blog Is a "Tumblr-Esque Turd"

"Fuck you, man, that's all I can say... Aside from all this other shit."

Gotta love getting shit talked by some guy with "666" in his name. I'm not surprised. It's open season on us. This dude has been stalking my blog since finding it, yet acts like I'm forcing him at gunpoint to read everything. I've been amiable with his shitposting for some time now, but he randomly decided to flip out like I insulted his family. Perhaps he wears lifts so I touched a nerve. Either way, might as well write this post for everyone like him, as I've run into his type multiple times.

Remember, "discussing heightism" will always be regarded as "insecure whining." Short men are not allowed to delve into heightism. Even on our own blogs we are lectured about life by admitted tall guys. Ironically, they get more pissed at me than I get at heightism. If only tall guys directed this much venom at heightism, then we'd be getting somewhere. How often do you see a non-short man angrily comment against heightist media? They would instead take their time to hate on me, rather than giant corporations that shit on millions. Unless my little old site is somehow less trivial. Meanwhile, I'm not even allowed to point out the contradiction of a confident short man seeking taller shoes. Also, what was 6'8 John Kenneth Galbraith whining about when he said the bias towards tallness and against shortness is one of society's most blatant and forgiven prejudices?

My favorite line is "if you continue like this you're just going to fulfill more heightist stereotypes." If I spoke these exact same words, but as a tall guy, would I be made to worry about stereotypes? Rhetorical question. Maybe this is part of the problem, the fact that a man's height determines how much he has to watch his mouth. I'm supposed to avoid blogging because people will hate short stature more than they already do? If someone wants to hate an entire group because of one person making blog posts, then by all means do so, because at that point there's no reasoning with them. Also notice how this commenter was allowed to be rude to me, but I have to censor myself because I was born a different way. In the original blog post, I was not even cussing angrily or anything like that. Since I'm getting compared to Tumblr, let me now proclaim that I believe white people to be evil. Now no white person can ever post a scathing comment again on my blog, or else my preconceived notions are further fueled. Sound logic. As for "making millions to laugh at bigots," that would be nice, but I'm not sure what becoming rich would do against heightism. There are tons of wealthy short men and nothing's changed.

At least for every comment insulting me, I have received positive feedback from other short men, so at least some people appreciate my pull-no-punches approach. Since only half a dozen sites are about heightism, I try to add more. Then again, most blogs technically accomplish nothing, so I guess it's all the same. Let's attack all webpages unless they're literally accomplishing something, like donating to kids in Africa. I'd also love to see what people think of sites like, which are even more in-your-face than mine. They'd probably have an aneurysm. Point is, this is my page and I will say whatever I want. Unless you catch me being racist or homophobic or whatever, I will not censor myself any more or less than the average person has to. If somebody wants to hate all short people because of my blog, that'd be ironic, wouldn't it?

At the end of the day, height discrimination affects employment, suicide, etc. Society claims to care about wage gaps and mental health (these are not my claims but theirs), yet people don't even regard heightism as actual prejudice since it mostly affects men. It's considered "whining" to talk about an issue that affects employment and depression, but by all means complain about sites that discuss it. When will people realize that other forms of prejudice are stigmatized by this modern day, supposedly "tolerant" society, but not height prejudice? We're still stuck in the phase of grilling short men's behavior rather than society as a whole. Despite all this, I'm supposed to shut this blog down already? In a society that considers it rude to merely ask a woman her weight, if you don't support double standards, then get out of the way instead of trying to block those shedding light on the issue.

Related reading: a blog post about how even the "tumblr" boogeymen hate acknowledging height prejudice.

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