Always take notice of how people cling onto heightism like we're trying to steal their child. They will come up with every excuse under the sun to justify prejudice, despite the fact that it costs zero time or money to stop discriminating. Here Geoffrey puts them all on blast.
Post by Heightism Report on Jan 23, 2018 6:07:04 GMT
Yes, that was a really good one because it labeled a lot of the tactics and rationalizations used to derail heightism discussions.
I also liked this one
"Wait a second, 5'X" isn't even short. Why do you care? Is 5'X" short now? Let's talk about that, guys. Let's talk about what is short now-a-days."
The reason I thought this one was so relevant is because even the discussions where we aren't being ridiculed, laughed at, mocked, and given confidence speeches end-up being hijacked by irrelevant side issues. To see evidence of this, ironically, all you have to do is look in the thread that is the topic of this thread. Almost the entire discussion is about biology, ancient tribes, etc. Almost none of the discussion is about the heightists and the society who are the source of the problems that GA was discussing
Yep, those morons played right into Geoffrey's hands.
Speaking of which, my personal choice for most annoying tactic is the ancient tribe one. Of course, many of these same evo psych advocates would preach treating women the same as men despite the size difference. When it comes to political correctness we're suddenly size-blind. I've seen many feminist websites for example posting biology stuff about height (but please treat the 5'3 110lb heroine the same as Thor).
Another one that's very annoying is "you can't change other people" as an attempt to justify heightism. It's been repeated constantly that if you challenge people it changes their opinion, but people act like change means controlling rather than challenge.