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Old 01-15-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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You're citing an extraordinary, rare example to try to prove your point. That doesn't work. And I'm not sure what makes you think I'm so upset about height discrimination. I'm merely saying that it exists (and is perpetuated by women), that it should be acknowledged, and that shorter men suffer societal and economic consequences because of their height, whether they're upset about it or not.
Height discrimination is actually perpetuated by teenage boys and grown men. Short guys get picked on in school a lot by taller guys. Short guys are always having to prove their athletic ability or masculinity to other taller guys. Taller guys make fun of short guys in front of teenage girls and women. I saw this in both high school and college. Women do not perpetuate height discrimination. I have dated short guys, and the main problem is they seem to feel inadequate to taller guys. It is silly because no one has control over how tall or short they are. Insecurity about things you have no control over is not attractive.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Height discrimination is actually perpetuated by teenage boys and grown men. Short guys get picked on in school a lot by taller guys. Short guys are always having to prove their athletic ability or masculinity to other taller guys. Taller guys make fun of short guys in front of teenage girls and women. I saw this in both high school and college. Women do not perpetuate height discrimination. I have dated short guys, and the main problem is they seem to feel inadequate to taller guys. It is silly because no one has control over how tall or short they are. Insecurity about things you have no control over is not attractive.
And do you know why the bullies in school would make fun of shorter guys? You said it yourself—girls. They know that girls like taller guys, so they'll poke fun at the shorter guys to make sure the shorter guys' self-esteem and self-confidence get to be so low that any threat of competition for girls (which was already minimal to begin with) is further diminished. So you're absolutely wrong—women DO perpetuate height discrimination. And men do as well largely BECAUSE of women—because they're all in competition for those women.

Many women don't know this, but much of straight male behavior revolves around the desire to have female companionship. I think it's terrible that men are defined and define themselves by how easy they are able to attract women, but that's a remnant of nature—of being an animal. (For the record, I would like to see that change, because it's completely unhealthy for men.) The reason why the shorter guys you dated seemed to feel inadequate to the taller guys was very likely because they were afraid 1) you would run off on your own accord to seek a taller, more socially-attractive guy, or 2) a taller guy would push them away to gain access to you, as he is fully aware that women are more attracted to taller guys and can use that to more easily eliminate his competition. Insecurity? Certainly. But don't try to say that women have nothing to do with it.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The Great West
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I am 5'2 and see no logical reason to lie about it, so I don't.

However, other women I've met have said they are 5'2 but they are easily two inches shorter than me. When I ask about this, they tell me I must be 5'4 or something instead, but I know for a fact I'm not!
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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shorter guys can pack on muscle way faster than taller guys, a known fact.
if that makes shorter guys feel better.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I am actually 5'8 3/4 as measured with no shoes at the doctor's office but I always just say I'm 5'9. With shoes I'm probably closer to 5'9 1/2 or 5'10.

Honestly does it really matter if someone lies about it? I mean, it's pretty easy to gauge someone's height just by standing next to them if you know how tall you are.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: SC
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My ex-bf grows an inch a year...in his 40's...a recurring miracle...

*eye roll*

;-)
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