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  • September 15, 2012 7:42 pm

    Something you should see if you haven’t already…

    I don’t know if you’ve seen this already:

    http://www.crazytownblog.com/crazytown/2011/01/tallness-a-plague-on-society.html

    TSC:  No, I had never seen this article before.  Thanks for it.  I found it very interesting because it is clearly meant to be funny, but I can’t really tell if it’s supposed to be satire or serious.  It’s obvious that the author wants us to believe that he is joking but too much research went into the piece and some of the points are clearly well thought out.  He uses silly words to describe heightism and he utilizes some hyperbole (such as using the word “oppression”), but I’m not convinced that he isn’t making some serious points in the only way he can without being judged negatively.

    Heightism is such a ubiquitous social prejudice that challenging it is stigmatized and those who speak against it are generally regarded negatively or ridiculed.  If the author is a professional or someone who generally values some level of social success, his only way of expressing his views would be in a humor piece such as this one. 

    I don’t know what to think.