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Monday, 21 November 2016

Confirming/Perpetuating Stereotypes: Part 2

I already made a previous post about short men and "confirming stereotypes" (like the Napoleon Complex/Short Man Syndrome), and now here's the follow-up.

I recently posted this thread on a forum for women as an experiment. Expected 100% of them to not respond seriously to such an obviously fake thread, but I actually got something out of it. The original post is removed, but that's fine. I just used the usual lines, like "acting this way only validates their worldview and fuels stereotypes about us, if we stopped then maybe they would cut us some slack, etc." Only the stereotype here was, "most women go for alpha bad boys, which makes us women look bad and taints how men view us. I could see why boys these days are bitter." This stereotype is espoused by the growing Red Pill community.

My favorite responses from said thread:
"They're going to look down on me no matter what I do and they'd only be happy with my extreme submission and would give me nothing in return for it. This actually gives me more incentive to act how I want because it gives me nothing to lose. It makes me EVEN LESS bound to social norms. I have nothing to lose because even obeying doesn't give a reward or at least whatever I want. There's almost nothing to win by playing along."
"Just once, just frickin once, I would like it if folks stopped laying everything at women's feet and expecting them to change what they do, who they are, and what they want, just so that they don't have to do any sort of tremendously laborious thing such as not being an asshole."
Now, somebody could claim that I've gone too far and that by pulling this stunt, it "confirms stereotypes" about short men and makes everyone hate us further, but that would be the ultimate irony, so it's up to you to do that. Either way, I really irked these ladies and they thought I was a redpiller in disguise (I don't endorse The Red Pill, but my obvious trolling was obvious). Still, I saw enough of what I was looking for. If you look at the full thread, also notice how they have no qualms about talking back or being unfriendly, but that's because they should be mad at me. For what it's worth, I honestly feel bad and apologize for wasting their time, but I just had to know.

Through this, I have come to the conclusion that short people who fear "confirming stereotypes" are the most whipped group in modern society, because I can't remember the last time I saw a short man with this much fire and attitude who didn't get chewed out. If you want some quick examples of what I'm talking about: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7].

The older posts took some search engine voodoo to dig up, but they're worth it. As you can see, I've been taking note of this for a while now, but it's finally starting to tick me off (oops, confirming stereotypes again). While I could try this with other groups too, like "shouldn't Asians purposely do worse in math, or else we come off like loser nerds?" doing this experiment once means I've done it a thousand times.

Imagine if everyone tried to play nice with redpillers to change their ways. Yeah, I can't either. I also don't care if there are more height bigots than redpillers, or how women have more social support than we do. Prejudice is prejudice and short men shouldn't have to police ourselves to appease anyone. This is by far my biggest pet peeve when it comes to heightism, because even those who claim to be against discrimination use heightist stereotypes to threaten short men.

On this very blog, I've had guys throwing insult after insult at me, while at the same time chastising me for talking crudely because it "fuels stereotypes." Simply put, short men are pressured into playing by different rules.

TL;DR: Short men shouldn't have to live the "behave or else" lifestyle just so society has to, and I quote, "do any sort of tremendously laborious thing such as not being an asshole."

Part 3

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