The Social Complex

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  • September 27, 2014 7:55 am

    TSC:

    This was a really great video. I knew his hypothesis would be totally busted before the video even started. Most women are not shy about publicly shaming short men or saying that short(er) men are socially off limits. It’s an accepted and encouraged social norm. It’s not like males and overweight women (where most guys would lie or refuse to answer if a camera were shoved in their faces when asked “would you date a fat woman”).

    Also, did anyone else notice that the ONLY woman who seemed reasonable was the one who we later discovered was standing next to a 5’6” guy “off camera” the whole time?

    To be clear, a height requirement in dating is NOT heightism itself.  Just like a race requirement in dating isn’t racism.  But the widespread application of such a rule and the widespread acceptance of that rule is the product of having been raised in a heightist or racist culture, respectively.

  • April 17, 2012 10:54 pm
    secretly-sincere:

this is how love works, check out more at http://chatty-k-a-t-h-y.tumblr.com/

TSC: This picture (amazingly titled “How Love Works”) is another example of how we are indoctrinated into social norms which marginalize short men.  Why does the short man have his hands up like he is being robbed?  What is this supposed to represent?  Also notice how the tall female is put in the male position in her frame with the short male.  In all of the other frames, the male is positioned on the left and the female on the right.  In the “tall girl + short guy” frame, their roles have been reversed.
This is despicable. 
Edit to add: I just noticed something else.  Notice how the tall woman in the “tall girl + short guy” frame is hyper-sexualized.  All of the other female characters look more like little girls (complete with pig-tails) than grown women.  But the female character in the upper-right panel has feminine looking eyes and painted lips.  
Again…this is despicable.  View high resolution

    secretly-sincere:

    this is how love works, check out more at http://chatty-k-a-t-h-y.tumblr.com/

    TSC: This picture (amazingly titled “How Love Works”) is another example of how we are indoctrinated into social norms which marginalize short men.  Why does the short man have his hands up like he is being robbed?  What is this supposed to represent?  Also notice how the tall female is put in the male position in her frame with the short male.  In all of the other frames, the male is positioned on the left and the female on the right.  In the “tall girl + short guy” frame, their roles have been reversed.

    This is despicable. 

    Edit to add: I just noticed something else.  Notice how the tall woman in the “tall girl + short guy” frame is hyper-sexualized.  All of the other female characters look more like little girls (complete with pig-tails) than grown women.  But the female character in the upper-right panel has feminine looking eyes and painted lips.  

    Again…this is despicable.