Anonymous: I would still say that people associate height with masculinity. But then if you have a nationality such as the Dutch which are considered to be one of the tallest, are they considered to be more masculine than the Colombians to choose a random example?
TSC: That is an interesting question, but I believe that it ignores some very important variables. First of all, we cannot conflate the perceptions of a country’s society with that of her Government. So are you asking about our society’s (USA) perception of Dutch and Colombian society or of the Dutch and Colombian Governments?
Surely, as Governments are political institutions as opposed to social entities, the height/gender analysis will not apply.
But even applying such an analysis to entire societies is unwise because the height/gender analysis really assumes interpersonal interactions. Interactions which are impossible between geographically distant societies.
So ultimately, the answer to your question is… “I don’t know”. Does anyone want to take this?
She states in her video that a 5’5 makes her height cut.
She then talks about a guy who is a little shorter than her 5’2 1/2”. Why must this women single out a very small group of men and tell them they are not good enough for her. Although I personally just make her 5’5” inch cut off I think her attack is worse than if she made a video laughing and telling us how all guys under 5’10” were icky.
TSC: This is a reader submission about a man with a rare bone disease who proposes to his girlfriend. This has nothing to do with heightism, per se - but it presents the life-affirming message that love can trump seemingly extreme physical differences.
This young lady has some pertinent advice for any single woman who is having problems finding a man. “Date a REAL man, date a short man”. Or, at least that’s what she should have said. Instead she uses a “please, give them a chance” tone - however, her message is positive overall and quite wise.
I have this theory where short men are sexist. Not all of them but many are. They have to act tough or sexist to compensate for being short and make them feel more like a man. Does anyone know and short men with attitude problems?