I know many of you here aren’t fans of evolutionary psychology. The reason heightism exists across all countries and cultures throughout history is because during our evolution, we didn’t have weapons. The bigger guy won, mated and took all the spoils. Short guys (garmins) had to defer to him or get their head split open.
Heck, not just humans but all other species of animals exhibit heightism. It precedes humans.
That’s just the way it is.
It was only with the invention of weapons, short guys joining forces to take down the bigger guy, coalitions, etc that we were able to get to monogamy.
This is a battle which we won’t win in our lifetime.
Fighting has a cost, how often are you going to get angry over a post made by a heightist idiot online? Or over someone said or did?
Personally I have decided to cut ties with heightist people and companies to a degree which is possible. I know it won’t make much of a difference but at least I can live with self respect.
I am not going to tolerate heightism in my personally life. I cannot change the world but that is the least I can do.
Post by Heightism Report on Nov 19, 2020 5:02:26 GMT
We're not fans of evolutionary psychology because it's a junk science, and it's scholarly malpractice to even call it psychology because the field of psychology rejects its claims. At best, it can be considered philosophy. Yes, there's a natural component to heightism, but if you're going to embrace junk science, you're going to have to embrace all of the other nonsense that evo-psych comes-up with, such as nonsensical experiments using the example of smaller fish protecting themselves from larger fish to "prove" that short men have Napoleon Complex, believing that women aren't at-fault for mistreating short men because their will to do so comes from a caveman instinct influencing them to desire the best genes for their offspring(basically, eugenics) and all of the other nonsense. Basically, I'm asking you to leave the evolutionary psychology out of the equation because not only is forming opinions derived from assumptions about caveman feelings laughable on its face, but it is also closely connected with all of the discriminatory theories that helped perpetuate heightism to the degree that it has been.
"Fighting has a cost, how often are you going to get angry over a post made by a heightist idiot online? Or over someone said or did?"
What does this even mean in the context of the conversation? Who are you implying "gets angry over a post made by a heightist idiot?"
"Personally I have decided to cut ties with heightist people and companies to a degree which is possible. I know it won’t make much of a difference but at least I can live with self respect.I am not going to tolerate heightism in my personally life. I cannot change the world but that is the least I can do."
Yes, as short men, we do need to learn to cut our losses in situations where people have made it clear that they're never going to give us a fair shake. We shouldn't enable heightists by continuing to linger in scenarios where they benefit by "keeping us in our place" etc. This doesn't mean we give up in life, it just means that we don't tolerate second class treatment.