Post by exposedtoheightism66 on Dec 9, 2019 6:30:47 GMT
On r/short and other forums, the topics are obviously supposed to be height related/about heightism. But often times there will be a trend of one user or multiple firing off platitudes saying "height is not everything it's made out to be" height is not important, height is not important in dating, for , but these posters are on fucking height forums!
This imo shows yet another way that people deny the importance of height/heightism gets short shrift, because you have people on forums dedicated to height that will even deny it matters. It's like going on a bodybuilding forum and saying lifting is stupid, or going on a dating forum and saying there's more to life than talking to women.
Do these people realize how out of touch this sounds and how ridiculous? I also think it's another way short men try to be "one of the good ones" because even on forums with height directly in the title, height is made out to be not that important. Yet, if you post a topic about what the average height is and classification of height, even those people will join in and give their opinions and start a thread war on the dividing line between short and not short. . These idiots get so involved in telling us what not to do, giving these platitudes and exclaiming that we “make everything about our height” while they have side conversations about height.
Post by supportfortheshort on Dec 9, 2019 7:05:04 GMT
If height wasn't so "important", these posters wouldn't be there in the first place. If height wasn't so "important", they wouldn't have to deny the obvious - and that is that there's an incredible height bias in the world against short people, and short men in particular. If height wasn't so "important" in the minds of the masses, then the POTUS would have hired Bob Corker and Janet Yellen. And it can be done out in the open without consequences for the perpetrator('s). What we have here is a whole bunch of deluded individuals, and they're not all the same on places like reddit, there's always a new crop of them, and they're mostly young and inexperienced, and also unthinking, and by the time they get older and more experienced, they've already left places like reddit for greener pastures, except of course for a handful of OLDER deluded individuals like 'Mike5f4' and 'The Beard' (bikerbats). We're dealing with a prejudice here that is World-wide, totally acceptable, and everywhere celebrated, by men, women, heads of State, young and old. These people should be constantly called out by people like us. They seem to never want to give up their delusions. They seem to never want to give up their identification with the Tall or Big, and people like this will attack people like us for giving the facts. This sort of behavior has not been uncommon. For example, I heard an interview from the 1930's where former slaves were interviewed (then in their 80's and 90's) who actually liked being slaves. They were what would be referred to as "House Negroes", and they had it pretty good. They lived in the Master's house, and they were well fed, well-kept and were treated well in general. So obviously they had no complaints. What is so unbelievable about some of these short guys is that they're treated like shit, and they attempt to embrace this, and at the same time try to convince other short guys that all is well and that they're NOT being treated like shit. I can't think of a group that is more deluded and in denial than short people. It boggles the mind!
Post by Heightism Report on Dec 13, 2019 20:49:19 GMT
You have pointed-out yet another self-inflicted injury that short men place on themselves. They will do anything and everything to ensure that no valid conversations about heightism occur. They want to shut all resistance down because they're weak and can't tolerate the idea of tall men coming by and laughing at them or putting short men back in their place. In the event where that does happen, they all gravitate toward the tall man like moths to a flame, and make sure to help him in putting the outspoken short men in place. You're exactly right that this is how they stake out their classification of "one of the good ones." If you can't discuss heightism on a forum that is about height, where the hell are you supposed to discuss it? The indoctrinated view that short men who expect to be granted the same human decency as others are troublemakers and need to be put back in their place has worked 100%, thus, we have legions of short men who beat that drum for the tallers. They are so obsessed with looking good for the tallers that they can't even stomach heightism being spoken about on a goofy anonymous forum. You also brought the point home nicely by pointing-out that they will argue that height isn't important out of one side of their mouth, yet, out of the other side of their mouths, they'll have extended conversations about what is considered tall vs short and other such trivialities. Like you said, if height's not important, why is it of paramount importance to determine the exact cutoff for short vs tall? If height wasn't important to society, why would short and tall have very specific labels and different physical ramifications? If height isn't important, why do people praise kids for growing taller and inject short kids with chemicals to try to make them grow taller? Why are there negative stereotypes for shortness and positive stereotypes for tallness? If height isn't important, why are short men shamed for participating in sports and other activities that have been declared the tall man's turf? Furthermore, how does the tall man even have his own "turf" in a society that is supposed to guarantee equal opportunity? They contradict themselves from one moment to the next and have zero ability to take an objective look at the way the world operates. These are damaged short men, and since their focus is hindering progress for the benefit of the tall man, they would be best served by closing their mouths and hiding in the shadows so that the rest of us can get to work, yet, they are so adamant about serving talls that they feel obligated to inject their hypocritical idiocy into every conversation that has the potential to frame heightism in the accurate light. They're just short men doing what short men are told they're supposed to do in an attempt to get some scraps thrown their way. It's quite pathetic.