The Social Complex

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A Blog dedicated to the exploration of height bias and discrimination.


Recent comments

  • March 18, 2014 10:07 pm

    TSC:  Short man style guru gives some tips about having confidence as a short man.  This isn’t related to heightism, per se….but it’s one guy’s perspective. 

  • March 16, 2014 7:45 am

    Deputy who sued for height bias receives $215,000 -

  • March 1, 2014 10:14 pm

    TSC: Great ad.  This is an example of how an advertisement can use height without actually being heightist. 

  • February 26, 2014 11:05 pm

    TSC:  Another television ad highlighting short stature for comic relief by casually using it as a instantly recognizable and universal marker for male unattractiveness.  Enjoy.   

  • February 23, 2014 5:38 pm
  • February 23, 2014 11:16 am

    TSC: I like to keep this blog about heightism generally instead of the much over-discussed topic of female height requirements or height in dating.  But my God….I’ve never heard a woman say anything like this before.  This is a beautiful critique of height, masculinity, feminism, and dating in our society.  Bravo..  

  • February 21, 2014 4:54 pm

    Worst ad this week is Asda's scarecrow by agency VCCP

    TSC:  Not especially offensive.  But it is another good example of how heightism is just accepted as “common sense” in the media.

  • February 15, 2014 8:32 am

    Hasn’t the media gone to far with shorties? Reply to blog…

    TSC: Just saw this in my inbox.  I corrected a few spelling errors (and left one), but that’s it.  Thanks for writing in.

    I think the article is completely irrelevant as it’s just another tall person showing his jealousy or super ego inflate over his dislike for short people and although statistics were done to try and prove the editors point, generalization is not particularly fed into the argument along with the view that women generally have quite bias views and have been media manipulated into thinking that short guys are bad, have small penis, are paranoid, less fit or whatever. I noticed a few light comments were made but nothing to criticize the fact that Radio 4 was being completely out of order and quite discriminating towards short people which could be quite a large majority of people… Did it not pass their minds that back in the 80’s terms like giraffe, lanky leg, giant, freaks of nature and other derogative words were used against tall people? and that it was statistically written that people who are taller are generally more clumsy, perhaps thicker, walk slower, develop back problems more rapidly and a lot of other things that could mark them down as being not fit for the human race? Its generalization I agree, but these views have never been matched against the slander that tall people tend to write about short people. In my view the research, criticism and other evidence is irrelevant and not valid. Once again the media have been brainwashing rubbish to people who believe it and they need to wake up to the realization that they should be focusing on more important matters in life or talking about literature in a way that doesn’t socially divide the population in so many bias ways.

  • February 15, 2014 8:27 am

    Sex Positions For Tall Women... With Short Guys

  • February 8, 2014 6:19 pm

    23 Things Only Model-Tall Girls Can Relate To

    TSC: Oh, Good Lord.  Check out the first five points.  They’re not even about being tall.  They’re just shitting on short men. 

    (Also, height is not an accomplishment.  It’s not “impressive”.  Getting into Harvard is “impressive”.  Being a tall girl is just genetics.)