This post is not a critique or any introspection on surgery or "growing taller" in any way, but it's to show an instance of everyone coming together to convince a former short man he was imagining his mistreatmen, so the Op was this very heightism aware 5'6" guy sharing his experience with how life was after he "grew" to 5'9", noticed how much differently women treated him, and he was gaslighted by 90% of the posters in the long ass dumpster fire of a thread.There was atleast a comment on every page saying "you're still short, you always had the confidence", women giving examples of their short boyfriends, tall men denying their privilege and people who are as ignorant as possible on heightism.
On page 17 he even gets the napoleon complex thrown at him, people making jokes about short people and then denying why a short man would feel the need to lengthen his legs. Imagine being as stupid, hypocritical, and ignorant as some of these people are and not being able to see it Look how quick people are to make arguments such as "if you're flipping burgers it doesn't matter how tall you are" "those types of women aren't worth it anyway", and a million different ways that people are rationalizing why he would have been treated differently., putting aside the ll part.
Post by exposedtoheightism66 on May 11, 2020 1:15:44 GMT
Also look how much cognitive dissonance this one 5'11" guy has in one post
There are many other disadvantages in life. I'm 5'11", and I've never been on more than one date in my life ! Where does that fit in the OP salesman's theory ? There are plenty of homeless people on the street who are above average in height. Where does that fit in the OP salesman's theory ?
At work, I have no idea what height my colleagues are. No clue. Thinking about it in light of this thread, I'm positive that several of them are below average in height, and they're doing just fine. And I've never paid attention to their height. The only guy who's height I've noticed is the guy who's, like 6'5 or 6'6.
One of my favorite movies is My Cousin Vinny. I had no idea Joe Pesci was even short until someone at work pointed that out he is. I watched the movie again, and I said, wow, he really is short. But he did such a good job in that movie that I didn't notice at all until someone pointed it out to me !
Men who are short need to decide whether it is worth the tremendous risk of breaking a leg. When they could just develop great talent, the way Joe Pesci has, and make something of their lives without choosing to take on tremendous pain and unnatural/unnecessary risk. But to each is own.
Hurr durr I'm above average height but I've never thought about height, but I go at great lengths to make all the anti-heightism arguments in the book and gaslight short men, also just be a celebritity and you'll be fine!
Post by supportfortheshort on May 11, 2020 2:52:07 GMT
This guy - "Ooga Booga" is unusually height-aware in my opinion. This thread is 9 years old and he was seemingly unusually height-aware. Now I'm not necessarily doubting that he had the LL operation, but he does sound like someone who is actually promoting LL for the purposes of financial gain. You know, I can't say that for sure, but he was very height-aware in his posts, as aware seemingly as I was/am, and I don't want to call the guy a liar, but his heightism awareness is apparently viewed by him individualistically. He did not seem to have any inclination judging from what he wrote to attempt to view this as a collective issue - only as an individual one, only as way to get women, and get respect for HIMSELF, and also to constantly promote LL. Now he could very well be legit in the assertion that he actually had the LL operation, like that Indian Kid 15 years ago - Akash Shukla. Akash Shukla was a 4'11 1/2" kid whose dad had was financially well-off, who financed his operation and who gained 2 1/2 inches and then became a promoter of LL and even wrote a book on it. (By the way, when I contacted him to do an interview for SFTS - 3 times no less - he just ignored me. I guess he didn't think it would make him any money.) He was only 5'2" when all was said and done, but he took the opportunity to write a book on it and how it "changed" his life. Imagine, this 'Ooga Booga' guy was 4 inches TALLER than Akash was AFTER Akash had the LL operation, and 'Ooga Booga' couldn't imagine what it would be like for a 5'2" guy - now that he was 5'9". And Akash at his new height of 5'2" was talking about how great LL was to get him to that height. Amazing.
What can we make of this?
Well, different people have different standards for what they want in life. Our position is very clear:
Short people, and short men in particular are victims of discrimination in life. The shorter you are the more discrimination you face. This discrimination is still largely unrecognized, unchallenged, ubiquitous, celebrated, and is becoming worse over time - especially the last 10 or 15 years or so. The gains are very slow in terms of any awakening process among those who are its victims. Short people are still in a state of delusion, denial, and Stockholm Syndrome. This is a marathon. It is not a sprint. It took 25 years of the Internet for people to just begin to scratch the surface of awakening. It took those same 25 years for people to realize just how vulnerable a group are short people - and short men in particular - for them to disparage, demean, insult, attempt to emasculate (short men) and display their wanton show of contempt for. I dare say it may take another 25 years for the short to completely wake up to this. As I've said before, the media is our Great Enemy, as they promote heightism (always against short men and not short women). If the media was our friend, in the same way that they supported other groups in the past, we wouldn't be facing much of what we face right now, but I don't expect that to change any time soon. We also face other challenges, like the current situation we face in May of 2020, which may very well be a game-changer in more ways than one, which I don't care to go into at this point in time, but if you think a little, you may understand. But what we write here I'm sure is being read by some who don't post here, and a small percentage of those just may be thinking too.