Wednesday, 4 October 2017

This Is What Happens When Height Prejudice Goes Unchecked

Attaching the trait of shortness to a mass shooter or nazi strengthens the hatred against those two things. Think about that for a second. We now have articles trying to link male shortness to shooting people ("height is a "visible symbol of masculinity" for men. "So lacking it, maybe shorter men are more likely to turn to other resources to demonstrate masculinity." All too often, those "other resources" men access in order to prove they're real men are violent.").

I'm just left wondering when it's finally okay to start a discussion about height discrimination. It's already been proven that short men are the least aggressive on average. It seems like this zen passivity has been working out real well. When it comes to the topic of height prejudice, instead of educating people, the suggestion is to always close your eyes, cover your ears and shut your mouth.

Well, it's gotten us here.

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