I can't really add any commentary right now, but there is a lot to unpack throughout this entire thread. The summary is a husband and wife go out to eat, the waitress mistakes the 4'11 wife for a child and offers her candy. 6'2 husband laughs so uncontrollably at this that he has tears in his eyes and can't drive.
The thread has a lot of stories of short women being demeaned for their height, a lot of justification for laughing at shortness, some support for the short women, but a complete lack of short men telling any of their stories, or, even men identifying themselves as short during the course of the conversation.
There are a lot of discussion points in the thread, but I can't get to any of it right now, so you guys feel free to get the party started.
Post by supportfortheshort on Oct 26, 2019 2:08:56 GMT
Great Find! I just gave the thread a cursory look. Already I've seen at least 5 little women (5' and below) talking about themselves and their 6 FOOT PLUS HUBBY. It's amazing how many of these tiny women are with BIG men. This Internet stereotype - very short woman with very tall man - seems to be very accurate. These little women tend to gravitate towards disproportionately taller mates than average. I've also seen many stupid and dumbed-down comments (no surprise there). But from what I've seen so far, it's a lot of support for the cashier and also a lot of individualistic-type thinking, and no comparison with what "other groups" have endured. It also seems like the little women with the BIG, TALL men have all come out of the woodwork. I mean, where the F**K do all these very short women with all these BIG TALL men come from all of a sudden on one particular thread?
This thread rates a broadcast on SupportForTheShort.org. I'll have more on this later.
Post by Heightism Report on Oct 26, 2019 21:51:43 GMT
It's an extremely revealing thread indeed. One of the things I want to point-out is that plenty of people are pointing-out that the husband is the asshole in this situation, but there is not one single comment that paints him out to be the asshole on the basis that as a tall man, he gets praised for the same thing his wife gets bullied over. The ones who frame him as the bad guy only do so on the basis of him being insensitive to his wife's feelings in a general sense, thus, none of the blame is put on him for experiencing disproportionate rewards for the same thing his wife receives mocking, bullying, and condescension over. Discussions about heightism "out in the wild" that have a hint of a supportive lean only lightly brush on the issue, boil the nuance out of the situation by lumping it in with generalized bullying, and never point the fingers toward talls who are the beneficiaries of heightism.