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This is the kind of trash that passes and has passed for music.  In addition to Height Bigotry, there are other less apparent themes in the first video.  The second video depicts the same "artist" using the word "dick" in place of the word 'man' in the same "song".  Really ahead of its time for height bigotry.  If it was made today the "artist" would probably receive a Grammy.  The recording industry most definitely promotes height bigotry, and mostly against men.   heightism,short men,short man,height bigotry
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LYNN SHERR: I have to tell you, and it breaks my heart to tell you this, it turned out that being short was not good.  Does that surprise anybody?

Let's offer you a hypothetical situation - a different set of facts.  Let's put a lone Black man in the same line up of guys above. Or let's put a lone Hispanic, or Muslim, or Fat man, or bald man, or disabled man, or extraterrestrial man in the line up.  Do you think that these women would have said the same things about them?  Do you think Lynn Sherr would have said the same thing to those men as she said to the short men above?

If you think that, then you're a deluded short man, just like 90+% or so of short men.  I'm sorry, what did you say, I did not hear you? - I have a problem?  Is that what you just said?  Well, you're right.  I do have a problem.  And that problem is YOU. 


Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

 -Zig Ziglar

Translated for short people:  Be a good little shrimp and don't rock the boat and maybe, just maybe, we'll throw you some crumbs.

Maybe . . .   
See?!  That's the spirit!


 - New Edition of
- The Truth About Your HEIGHT
by Tom Samaras

From Amazon -

Publication Date: April 24, 2014

This is the first book to explore the ramifications of increasing human height in relation to physical performance, health, longevity, the environment, economics and resource consumption. It is based on scientific research and presents a surprising picture of the benefits and disadvantages of increasing human height and weight. Many of the findings reported will shatter many of your previously held beliefs. It provides useful information for people of all heights.

Several reviewer comments on The Truth About Your Height follow.

“Samaras has achieved a new plateau. This widely-read author and researcher has produced a pivotal book that documents the increase in size of both men and women over previous generations, and extrapolates the consequences.” The Book Reader

Please check out more of Tom’s research at:


Monday February 3, 2014

The Huffington Post interviews 3 short men in a segment relating to the bogus "Short Man Syndrome".  About as expected.  Three "cool" short guys interviewed, including an annoying "comedian".  No real issues discussed.  ___________________

More Heightism Bullsh*t – From Oxford University No Less


Daniel Freeman

According to a study listed in the journal “Psychiatry Research”  “Being tall is associated with greater career and relationship success.  Height is taken to convey authority and we feel taller when we feel more powerful,” said Daniel Freeman of Britain’s University of Oxford, who led the study.  He explained that in this experiment, when people’s height was virtually reduced, they felt inferior and this caused them to feel overly mistrustful.  “This all happened in a virtual reality (VR) simulation but we know that people behave in VR as they do in real life, “ Freeman added.

No mention of prejudice against the short-statured.  No mention of hatred toward the short (Just read the “Heightism Report”)  It’s “all in the mind” of the short person.  There’s no mention from this “distinguished” researcher about prejudice by society against people who are shorter than average.  In other words, “It’s your fault that you “feel” the way that you do, little man”.  They put the VR goggles on and by George, that’s reality.  We know that people behave and feel in the real world the way they do with the Goggles on.  

This is nothing but a “Rush To Judgment” of The Short-Statured, and from Oxford University no less.  We hate to say it, but if a “study” was done and the same conclusions stated about any other group, and the head researcher made the statements that he made about short people, ABOUT any other group; and we mean ANY OTHER GROUP – he would very likely be on the unemployment lines the very next day.  Organizations representing that group (whatever group it is – racial, ethnic, religious, sex, sexual orientation, etc.) would be making complaints long and loud about prejudice and stereotyping.  However, when it’s short people involved, all bets are off, so-to-speak.  It’s always the short person who is at fault.  It’s always the short person, who has a “complex”,  It’s always the short person who  needs to “change”, and of course “we know that people behave in VR as they do in real life”.

One thing is for sure, and that is that short people and short men in particular must start taking responsibility for the incredible discrimination that is heaped upon them from the ‘Twits of Twitter’ all the way up to the prestigious crème d la crème of Oxford University.  We are at a loss to explain what this so-called “academic” Daniel Freeman was thinking when he made the above statements.  In our opinion Mr. Freeman is no better than the uneducated adolescent imbeciles who make the incredibly hateful and bigoted comments on Twitter – and get away with it – all with the Twitter folks looking the other way.  Mr. Freeman is no different than any Height Bigot off the street.  Of course, he won’t face any consequences for it though.  If Freeman made the same statements based on race, religion, skin color, sex, sexual orientation, or any one of a host of other traits that he said about being short, his career would have been "cut short”.  And that kind of “short” would be a good thing; not only for short people, but for idiots like Daniel Freeman.


Tall Honda Headroom

This is one of the most blatantly heightist commercials that has ever been aired on TV.  And the heightism is depicted without any actual heightist expletives.  This Honda commercial was first aired in 2001.  It is not difficult to see that short men are not a group with even the tiniest bit of political power or even human rights, because if they were, Honda would have been called on the carpet for this 30-second piece of garbage almost immediately.  When the women pulled up alongside the guys, they seemed to have an interest, that is, until they got out of their car and saw their heights.  This commercial degrades short men by depicting them as undesirable for women and actually uses this theme to promote Honda SUV's!  We see the short men driving away afterwards in a state of self-delusion - laughing childishly and acting stupid - just like one of the stereotypes depicting short men to be.  Of course, any stereotype of short men is acceptable - just as long as it's negative.  Could anyone picture a similar commercial depicting a group as undesirable based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, or even weight and using that image of undesirability to advance sales of their products?  And if there was such a commercial, could anyone imagine the backlash after it was aired?

Volkswagen Gets Into the Act

Volkswagen picks up where Honda left off.
  You'll notice that it's the guy's short height that is depicted disparagingly, NOT the woman's exceptionally TALL Height.  In other words we're supposed to celebrate when she finds a guy taller than she is.  The short guy can go to hell.  It's not important if he can find someone to date who's shorter than him, it's only important that SHE can find a TALL guy.  Imagine if this commercial negatively depicted ANY other group of individuals.

  - And So Does Ford

Driver:  You know this hybrid has a better fuel economy rating that the Prius V.
Passenger:  Oh really?  Great gas mileage and it looks good.
Driver:  Yeah.  So much better than choosing good looks OR great gas mileage.
Passenger:  It’d be like somebody being Large OR in-charge.
Tiny man standing on conference room table:  And there are 3 ways to do this:
My way, my way, and My way.  Do I make myself clear?!
Passenger in car:  I like ‘And’ better.
Driver:  Yeah.  (While shaking her head in the affirmative)
Commentator:  And IS better.  The 2014 Fusion Hybrid.  Ford gives you hybrid fuel economy and A LOT MORE.

This commercial has 3 races of people:  White, Black and Oriental.  It has men and Women.  It has young and old.  But apparently, judging by the reactions of all to the little old man on the conference room table that among different races, sexes and ages all can agree that a little man in charge is a joke.  They also depict the tiny man on the table’s voice in a very high pitch.  This is to emasculate him.  The commentator’s last few words are very telling:  Ford gives you hybrid fuel economy and A LOT MORE.  One would assume a lot more is good.

It’s all in your mind little man.


Gospel Singing Now Includes Degrading songs about short people

Times sure have changed!!!  Now they sing Gospel about short people having 'no reason to live' (courtesy of Randy Newmans' 'Short People')   Short girl at first ashamed, (short man too) but then they get with it.  Start groovin' to their own degradation. Short man has the privilege of being body-slammed by 300 lb. woman, all in the middle of a religious service!!!  Both walk away like the fools that they are.

AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou laughs on television when told of an incident in which a dwarf performer was allegedly set on fire by a St Kilda player at "Mad Monday" celebrations.


Remember Alexandra Wallace?  She was the UCLA student, who, back in 2011 made the Youtube video below - 'Asians in the Library'.

For displaying this video she was written up harshly in almost all of the major media in the U.S. and abroad.  According to various sources even a spokesman for UCLA denounced it:  "The comments on there are contrary to the values the university believes in," university spokesman Phil Hampton said.  Miss Wallace was forced to withdraw from the University and even received death threats.  Contrast the above video with the one below from "Comedian" Frances DiLorinzo about "Short men" -

For the first video you get ridiculed from one end of the country to another and around the World, get forced to withdraw from your college, and even receive death threats.  For the second one (as long as it's about short men) you get a whole lot of laughs and get paid good money for doing it.

It's all in your mind little man.  You should just - "Get over it

And here's another great comedian -

We've listened to several youtube videos from this guy, and even when he's not degrading short men he's not funny.  What's so interesting is that the people laugh at this guy's act even though he's not funny.  Slovenly morbidly-obese TALL MEN it would appear, are held in higher regard than short men - no matter what their accomplishments, be it Tom Cruise, Prince or any other short man.  He just does his act, then probably goes home, dives into some chicken wings, pizza, fried rice, beer, munchies - and who-the-hell knows what else - views some porn, goes to sleep, then by golly he's ready for another day tomorrow.  We'd like to take bets to see if this bum goes the way of other people like John Candy, Chris Farley and Jerry Garcia.

Incidentally, we don't mean to put this clown's name in with real celebrities.  We only meant to show that most folks who get heart attacks at young ages, do it to themselves.  To think that some clueless dumbed-down, self-destructing moron like this can use someone like Tom Cruise as the butt of his jokes is just unbelievable on its face.  What's even more unbelievable is that people actually laugh at this guy's act.  It seems that even a moron is smart enough to know that he can degrade short men and get away with it.  In this case, not just get away with it, but make money off of it.


BY Pat Brown

The victims of a serial killer all look alike

This myth no doubt materialized when neighborhoods were not interracial or multicultural. Since serial killers tend to kill just around the corner from where they live or where they work, the victims are just local folks. The most important issue for the killer is the ability to get a victim easily and successfully.


The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue should be the serial killer theme song. These small lightweight victims are easy to attack, easy to beat up, easy to carry or drag, easy to put in the trunk of a car, and easy to dispose of. Big victims are far too much work. Smallish men, smallish women, and children are easy for the killer too handle.

Read more . . .

It's not just serial killers that choose small targets; it's street punks, social predators, bullies at work and anyone else who needs an easy target for abuse.  Of course, this isn't viewed as "prejudice" or a "hate crime".


Tall men run faster, jump higher land more jobs, make more money, get more votes, and win more women.  But it's supposed to be a secret.

By Ralph Keyes


Perhaps you remember Randy Newman's song 'Short People' - the one about short people having grubby little fingers and dirty little minds, got to pick 'em up just to say hello, no reason to live, and so on.  By his own testimony, its author meant no offense.  "It's just a joke," Newman explained when the song was released.  "You don't think it'll bother anybody, do?"


"I don't get why people are so offended by it," he said.

Perhaps if Newman had said similar things about Blacks, Hispanics, Chinese, Muslims, Jews, Gays, Lesbians, Women, Bald men, Tall people, fat people, etc. in a song, he'd understand.  Actually we think he already does understand, and did at the time.  Newman's song has probably done more to promote heightism, than anything else in the history of the world with the possible exception of Alfred Adler's labeling short men with his famous "Napoleon Complex".

Heights of Presidents and Presidential Candidates of the United States 
- 1916

According to data from Wikipedia (and you can't always trust Wikipedia but we think that whoever updated this listing is correct) we counted 24 U.S. Presidential Elections before 1920 where the height of both/all candidates was known.  We also counted the short man winning 14 out of 24 times.  That's over 58% of the national elections won by the shorter man.  As a matter of fact the shortest U.S. President in history - James Madison - defeated a man almost a foot taller, yet the U.S. media always seems to harping on the fact that the taller man has won 80% of the Presidential Elections in the 20th Century.  They never seem to mention or cover the entire spectrum of elections since the late 18th Century.

Just another example of the extraordinary media bias toward the short man.


How to Pick a Soldier for the Continental Army (No Short Guys Need Apply)   

By Rebecca Onion

Posted Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 11:05 AM

This undated sheet, addressed to a “Col. Jackson,” issues instructions for enlistment of men in the Continental Army. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, which holds the orders, believes that the addressee was Henry Jackson, who commanded various Massachusetts regiments between 1777 and 1784.

See it here.

It's all in your mind little man.


Bucks County Courier March 26, 1975
Mounties Admit to Brainwashing

OTTAWA (UPI) - The Mountie always gets his man - even if it means using brainwashing, lies, deceit and sexism, according to a training manual.

In a 39-page manual used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's  training branch in Ottawa, officers are instructed to start questioning with everything that is "legal and right."
But if this fails, "I suggest the rules go out the window and the interrogator must open up his bag of tricks," the manual says.
The manual was brought before the House of commons by an angry lawmaker Tuesday who demanded an investigation, and a copy was obtained by UPI.

Special handling

The booklet advises special handling depending on whether suspects are fat, short . . .


"In this approach we let the subject have a look at hell . . .  "The subject is interrogated at all hours, day or night.  He has been kept in isolation and has had most of his clothes taken away from him.

"He is dressed in a sloppy pair of coveralls.  he does not use his own shoes but instead is given a pair of shoes too large for him so that they slop about.  There are no shoelaces.  He has no belt to hold up his pants.


The manual says being stripped of clothing and denied permission to contact friends or family the suspect "feels completely foresaken and forgotten and is at the lowest depths of despair."


 - "Short physique:  If we think for a moment how many small men have become dictators: Napoleon, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin.  All were men of relatively small stature.  Think back to your days on the beat.  It was always the little guy who caused the trouble and caused the fight."

Read more . . .

This isn't just brainwashing.  It's profiling of Short men.  Blatant, in-your-face profiling, not like the type of profiling that police departments are often accused of doing with respect to things like race.  This was actually written into the training manual, and if it wasn't for the alleged sexism contained in the manual, would probably still be written into the manual today.  No lawmaker  would demand an investigation if the manual just profiled short men.  That would never happen.  It wouldn't happen in 1975 and it wouldn't happen today.


Small dogs behave badly, like short men: study

December 18, 2013

If there's one thing we're finding now, it's the blanket and extremely biased and unfounded assertion that short men have some sort of innate behavioral disorder.  This is being presented by media more and more.  The title of this article just flatly asserts it, and it's becoming so ludicrous that even small dogs are being targeted as unusually violent.  Just read the above - "a canine equivalent of short man syndrome".  This dog also has a Black face.  Can we imagine what would happen if the title of this article was - "Black dogs behave badly, like Black men".   Ditto for any other group.  There aren't even any crime statistics based on height, and the article's title blatantly labels short men.  What the F*** is wrong with short men that they don't say anything about things like this???

Are women not interested in short men?
Article advises short men to only chat with short women.  The problem is, some one should tell that to short women. (and Tall men)

Societies Views on Short Statured

Samantha Hayes
The Unknown Discrimination

From 'The Power and Paradox of Physical Attractiveness'

by Gordon L. Patzer 

Height plays a serious role as a body component within physical attractiveness phenomenon with shorter and taller heights typically assoicated correspondingly with lower and higher physical attractiveness.  Despite occasional divergences where extreme tallness is a detriment, shorter than average males of all ages seem most negatively affected by this body component while taller than average males are most positively affected through an unchallenged discrimination based on height.


John Kenneth Galbraith, a highly esteemed economist who stood 6'8" tall, expressed well the bias in favor of tallness when quoted in the Christian Science Monitor as saying that height is one of society's "most blatant and forgiven prejudices."  


All cultures have a subtle and even not-so-subtle predisposition against shorter people in favor of taller people, especially for males.


Whether American press shapes or reflects society, it plays a notable role in attitudes about height.  A content analysis performed outside of exacting scientific procedure investigated whether the press deals withj individuals differently as a function of their height.  Results of this content analysis documented that descriptive writings by the press predominantly treat males and females most favorably when they are taller as opposed to shorter.

It's all in your mind little man.  You should just "Get over it".


Two kids boxing a 3-round informal match with boxing gloves on.  But somehow, some way, the shorter kid must have  "Little Man Syndrome" judging from the titile given to the video.  Tall kid just natural and wonderful.  No "Syndrome" there!!!

A short man on a shooting range.  Proof positive that he has "Short man syndrome" acording to the title of this one.  I guess when a short guy goes to a pistol range it's to "prove something" or because he's hyper-aggressive.  Tall men on a shooting range are just fine apparently.  They just go there to practice their shooting skills for self-defense against those little Napoleons.

If you look at the above videos there is absolutely nothing in these videos to indicate that either the short boy in the video on the left or the short guy in the video on the right are doing anything that would indicate that they have some sort of "syndrome".  These videos are perfect examples of how people label and profile short boys and short men.  They do it right in your face wantonly and in the two cases above without any evidence at all.  And when the short guy protests, he's told it's "all in his mind".  Wake the F*** Up short guys.

Heightism from India now -
Reasons Why Women Like Tall Men    
Posted by: Anvi Mehta
Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:04 [IST]


The Caring Quotient - . . . When a tall man hugs a woman he can hold her firm and she can confide in him.


The Secure Feeling - A man who is taller than you definitely makes you feel comfortable and secure to some extent than the one who is short. Tall men resemble masculinity . . .

Personality - It is a common belief that a man with a good personality should have a good height. . . .
  Men with a good height do have a better personality than the ones who are shorter. . . . The attraction towards taller men is mainly because they have a better personality.

Romance - . . .Taller men are supposedly better in bed than the shorter ones. This is also one reason why women like tall men or why women prefer tall men.

Read more . . .

Heightism is all a "Western" phenomenon. 

Interview at the BBC

BBC NEWCASTLE - Webmaster's live interview with 'Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast'.  Listen to the interview here.




Displaying up-to-the-minute Hatred of Short people on Twitter.

It is currently quite acceptable and even celebrated to express hatred for  short people, and in particular short men, and this is extremely apparent on Twitter.  The "tweets" displayed represent some of the worst out-in-the-open hatred of short people - mostly directed at short men, by people who - if they made similar comments based on race, religion, national origin, sex, skin color, etc.  - would be immediately banned.  This is prima facie evidence of the almost total acceptance of prejudice based on height - specifically Short Stature.  There are literally thousands of these types of comments, many of them from people who profess to be so-called "Egalitarians".  Some are from business owners.  Some are even from Hollywood actors.  The hypocrisy is incredibly blatant and obvious.  It is quite apparent that more and more people are realizing that short people do nothing and say nothing about this type of hate, so the people who make these comments take full advantage of it.  Most of the "tweets" depicted are about short men.  

The 'Big' Two

Alfred Adler           Randy Newman                                            
These two men are probably responsible for more prejudice against  short people than any other two persons in history.  Adler is the "psychologist" who coined the phrase "Napoleon Complex" which the media (and everyone else) has used as a legitimate labeling device for short men.  No psychologist or scientist in history has so wantonly labeled an entire group of people without the tiniest bit of scientific or experimental evidence as Adler did in the case of short men.  Adler's label was apparently based on nothing more than his own personal bias.  Randy Newman, of course, is the singer/songwriter of the infamous song, "Short People", which Newman claimed was a satire about prejudice.  Picture Newman's song  about "prejudice" targeting people based on race, religion, skin color, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic background, etc. and you begin to understand just how long Newman's career would have lasted after writing such a song.  At this point in 2014, things are getting progressively worse for the short-statured as both the media and society in general seem to be on the prowl for a group that can be wantonly targeted, since so many other groups today based on the above traits have representation and political power.  They seemed to have found that target in short people, and particularly Short men.




Broadcast of April 1, 2014 Part I; Part II
Rock star comes forward to speak about the prejudice against short men.

Broadcast of March 28, 2014 Part I
Part II
  Joe interviews Dave Robinson of Under Five Eight a dating site for short people in the UK.

Broadcast of February 20, 2014 Part I
Part II
Joe Interviews Leslie Rott Ph.D.

Broadcast of November 22, 2013
Topics include a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, heightism by police and other authoritarians, and society's general attitude toward short men.

Broadcast of November 1, 2013
Part I
November 1, 2013

Broadcast of November 1, 2013
Part II

November 1, 2013

Interview with former NOSSA secretary
October 18, 2013

Interview with Paul Cameron

January 25, 2013

The "Napoleon Complex"
Part II

January 22, 2013

The "Napoleon Complex"
January 9, 2013

The Plight of the Short Man
December 12, 2012

Interview with Winston Wu Part I
April 20, 2012

Interview with Winston Wu Part II
April 20, 2012

Interview with Brian Nosek
March 19, 2012

Interview with Tom Samaras
January 15, 2012

Questions to Ask Yourself
November 22, 2011





Here is a list of the current Implicit Association Tests listed on the Project Implicit website:

Gender-Career IAT 
Religion IAT 
Presidents IAT 
Age IAT 
Arab-Muslim IAT
Race IAT   
Asian IAT
Asian American
Gender-Science IAT
Weight IAT
Weapons IAT
Sexuality IAT
Disability IAT
Native IAT
Skin-tone IAT

The Height IAT was available on the website in 2008.  It’s appearance coincided almost exactly with the initial airing of the Documentary – ‘S&M:  Short and Male’.  After a few months it disappeared.  It has not returned as of August 2014; yet all during this time the IAT for ‘Weight’ has been there, even though weight is largely a personal choice.  Gender appears not just once, but twice – ‘Gender-Career’ and ‘Gender-Science’.  It would seem that ‘Race’ appears not just once, but twice – once as ‘Race’ and possibly also as ‘Skin tone’.  Some other IAT’s that have appeared all during this time would be ‘Presidents’, 'Native', 'Arab-Muslim' and 'Asian'.

More Heightism   

This video was so interesting and so instructive that we thought we'd put it on the home page instead of on the Video's page. It's entitled "Tall People". Notice that there are 3 Tallers, consisting of 2 guys and a girl. Notice that the Tallers get fully 2/3's of the time of the video. The short guy, (who's blatantly depicted in the tall folks' segment acting like a jerk) gets to state his case all alone with the infamous and degrading Randy Newman song "Short People" playing in the background and he gets only 1/3 of the time. Notice that the short guy is all alone, no friend and no pretty girl for him.  Notice also that whether it's tall or short talking, there's always something TALL in the background.  And who's participating in his own degradation by taking part in this video?  That's right - A SHORT GUY.  You'd be hard pressed to find 2 proud short men and 1 proud short woman making a video telling Tallers not to harass, discriminate, socially ostracize them, not to get paid more for doing the same work, not to violate their personal zone of space or assault them, and otherwise showing even the smallest semblance of righteous anger.  You'd be even more hard pressed finding a Taller to act like a jerk in some short persons' video for the sake of short people.  The brief clip ends with, "Thanks for a very short minute of your time" - The short people.

It's all in your mind little man. You should just - "Get Over it".

ABC US News | ABC Business News

April 5th 2012.  More sh*t going down for the short. This 22 year old man went into a store to purchase beer. He is one year over the legal minimum drinking age. He displayed his ID. The store employees obviously displayed disbelief at both him AND his driver's license.  He got angry and said some naughty words. Who TF wouldn't?   He was not only denied his right to be served, but was arrested as well. All it took to get the police on the scene to make the arrest was a few naughty words spoken by a short man.

Said one mentally underdeveloped poster:

If he were smart he would get this video off of abc news and carry it around with him. Maybe get it sent to his phone or something. Then when this happens in the future show it to the cashier. Is it a pain in the butt for the guy? Yeah, I’m sure it is, but its better than going to jail for doing something that’s not illegal.

Such is the twisted room temperature IQ logic and the indignities directed at, and tolerated by the short man.

(Incidentally, the webmaster posted a comment that was not displayed.  He then posted a SECOND comment; the second comment was not displayed either.  Now he has posted yet a THIRD COMMENT.  And that one is nowhere to be found at this time as well.)

Read the ABC News article here.



Woman Fired for Being Too Short and Looking Too Young




"When is 'National Hug a Short Person Day'?"  "They don't get one!  Hee hee hee hee hee"

It's all in your mind little man.  You should just - 'Get over it' . . .




No short man on earth is exempt from being labeled on the basis of his height, not even the President of the largest country in the World.  Vladimir Putin rides a 3-wheel Harley Davidson and that proves he's got "a problem" with his height according to this guy.  "He gets on his bike and he's playing like "Mr. Macho Harley" . . . "  according to this guy, even though this guy admits he rides a standard 2-wheel motorcycle himself.  Short men can't even ride a "trike" without annoying some tall guy that thinks his - and only his - ilk has a patent on anything that in any way shape or form conforms to any kind of masculine stereotype.   Short men are not allowed to do anything that can possibly threaten the ego of taller and/or larger men without being called on the carpet for it and wantonly labeled.


GREAT FIND: A short guy gets caked, laughed at and has his manhood (or at least his height) demeaned in front of the entire office! I used the info from this description provided in the flckr account from the original video to add content to the re-edit. I then found additional footage of this guy from company videos and folded it in.
"Richard/RICK: King of Sales - but also king of the SHORT MAN COMPLEX - overly aggressive, full of himself and totally conceited for someone who is only 5 ft 7 inches tall and often toxic. That's why we nicknamed him, "Little DICK!" We had a meeting that ended with a huge dessert spread provided to us by one of our clients. All day long Rick Addeo made fun of Gregg's weight saying he couldn't eat anything from the table. When Gregg went to partake in some cake, Rick thought he'd be clever and grab the cake from him. Gregg promptly creamed our little dick good!. The big issue was not smashing cake in Rick's face (long time coming), but that Gregg actually called Rick "Little Dick," right to his face (something that we NEVER do publicly). It got huge laughs - but exploded into a giant human resources issue by end of day! And our HR officer had trouble addressing it because she's called Rick, "LITTLE DICK" behind his back, too!

Put up on YouTube by a character who calls himself 'Jackson Bovo', who appears to like videos of short or scrawny men getting pies thrown in their faces.  In the videos on his YouTube channel most of the people throwing the pies are either women or Bigger men - bigger men than their targets of course.  But that's okay.  Just as long as they're not short men.  That would be evidence of "Short man Syndrome".

Heightism is subtle.  It's all "sub-conscious".


The description of this video at youtube is:  Muscle worship is a social behaviour, usually with a sexual aspect (a form of body worship), in which a participant, the worshiper, touches the muscles of another participant, the dominator . . .  This video has nothing to do with "muscle worship", instead it has all to do with a very short man allowing himself to be demeaned and emasculated by a girl young enough to be his daughter.  And make no mistake, they're not putting a gun to this man's head and making him do this.  He's willingly participating in his own humiliation.  This is the state of affairs right now for the short-statured.  The owner('s) of this youtube channel can't even spell the word 'Girl'.


You see short people, aren't you glad that you don't have "Tall People Problems"?

Melissa Rauch (4'11) Doesn't Like Short Guys

Short Man Bitch-Slapped in Hong Kong!!

Must be Hegemonic Masculinity.

Muhammad Ali didn't like a Taller man getting too close

Listen to Angelo Dundee at 1:33:  “ . . . my man’s no midget.  He’s SIX FOUR now, and he uses his height to full advantage.”  He’s 6’4” “now”???  What was Ali, still growing???  Ali was 6’2 ½” or 6’3”.  Just another example of how people make either themselves or their fighter taller than they really are.  At 1:58 Ali and Terrell meet with Howard Cosell standing by.  Between 1:58 and 2:58 you can hear Ali say to Terrell 5 times:  “Back off a me”!  Ali was known to get in the face of virtually everybody he fought in those days before the fight.  This was the only time we ever heard Muhammad Ali say to another fighter before a fight to “Back Off”.  Apparently Ali – like most other tall men – did not like a taller man to get too close to him.  And the reasoning is simple:  He did not like to look up to another man who was taller than he was.  He also did not want others to see Terrell’s height advantage up close.  Now remember that Ali was 6’2 ½” or 6’3”. 

And they accuse short men of a “Napoleon Complex”.


Ringo Starr (5'6") of The Beatles didn't react to the height of the very Tall men interviewing him.  Paul McCartney (5'11") did.  Said McCartney:  Be Tall!  Be Tall! - While standing on his tiptoes in an apparent attempt to match the height of 'Cousin' Brucie.  This is a typical reaction of tall or semi-tall men when meeting very tall men.  I'm sorry, what did you say, I did not hear you?  "But that was 50 years ago!!!"  Really?  And what has changed in the interim


From 'Happier Abroad'
by Winston Wu

The danger in dating a taller woman is that she may be ok with it at first, but often later on she will regret it and realize that she would be happier with a taller man. That has happened to me before.

Read more . . .


Scam Artist Matt Campisi


THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SHORT STATURED ADULTS - the organization that a then Long Island New York native named Matthew Salvatore Campisi age 36 (DOB 10/11/77) was forced to start on November 14, 2006 after my complaints to state agencies about the website - being fraudulently represented by the same Matthew Campisi as the website of a legitimate incorporated non-profit.  Campisi fraudulently represented the website from September 2005 to November 13, 2006.  In that time Campisi was ingathering money in membership fees and donations under the false representation.  Campisi responded to one of the state agencies that I complained to (The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services) with a multi-page statement containing multiple false statements about me in an apparent attempt to implicate me in his own actions.  Campisi has since been all over the country fleeing from one location to another, and even giving hardcore Pornsite interviews.  Could Campisi be a hardcore Porn performer too?  (Please see the 'NOSSA FILES')

On Friday, May 17, 2013 the famous NOSSA blog (which is still on the Internet)  posted this:

NOSSA Closes It's Doors
NOSSA - National Organization Of Short Statured Adults, Inc. is no longer in operation . . .  We wish everyone who has supported us through the years only the best. Thank you! 

However as of July 20, 2014, The New York State Secretary of State's Office has, The National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc. listed as 'ACTIVE'.  The Wikipedia entry for National Organization of Short Statured Adults, also FALSELY has NOSSA listed as an 'Unincorporated Association'.  We suspect that most of the information on the Wikepedia entry for National Organization of Short Statured Adults was placed there by the same two-bit petty con artist named Matthew Salvatore Campisi originally from Babylon New York.

 Below are two posts from the same individual taken from 'Sociological Images'
dated October 2011 --

Being a 5'1" male, I've seen the massive impact of heightism from a very personal level.  I've lost jobs, loans, friendships, and relationships because of my height.  When people look at/encounter me, very little goes through their mind other that reflection on my height.  Every semester there are at least 3-4 students that approach me on the first day of class and ask exactly how tall I am.  There is no aspect of my life that has not been affected by heightism.  I have no problem being shorter, but most other people tend to have a huge problem with my height.  I've even had people, on many occassions, threaten to kill me because they feel so uncomfortable with my height.  My partner and i are planning to start a family and i hope that the child will be female, simply because I truly believe that it is so much easier for a female to be shorter in this society then for a male to be shorter.  I don't want a potential son of mine to have to endure the daily harassment/judgement/ridicule that I have gone through my entire life.  More awareness needs to be made about heightism and its effect on both males and females.

Many people have found it so incredibly offensive that a short man has a successful career, a beautiful partner, etc. that they hurl threats.  At least that is what I have tried to rationalize their behavior as....   It's just as present now in my 30's as it was in high school.  Random people that I pass on the sidewalk give me a nasty look and cuss; "short piece of sh1t", "little f*cker", etc.  If I ever say back, "what's your problem?" their usual response is something aggressive, death threats, etc.  I had a boss once that wasn't pleased with my sales numbers (several careers and years ago).  They were fine/okay numbers but nothing stellar.  He said flat out that if I didn't turn my act around he would beat me senseless behind the building.  He was a big man, physically, but a real jerk.  I just up and left the place and was lucky to find an adjunct position.  From what I understand, there are few protections, legally, for short people.  I think Michigan has a law that it is illegal to discrimnate based on height.  I can't remember though.  Probably the worst part of all this is no one understands.  I've tried to tell friends about the b.s. that goes on, but their response ranges from "get over it shorty" to "just don't let it bother you".  I'm not saying the stuff that happens to me is any worse then say, stuff that happens to other subjigated peoples, but it does suck.  Little People at least have groups and organizations to assist in getting them through.  Women have organizations to at least try to combat the many inequalities out there.  The same is true for many minority groups.  I don't know of a group for men that are around 5' in height.  There just doesn't seem to be any where to turn to or anyone that even tries to understand.  My partner tries to understand, but can't really.  Every day, every action is judged.  Every passerby, every colleague, every student, every instance and every interaction with anyone is based not upon who I am as a person, but moresoe how many inches I stack up to.

Innocuous isn't it?

(The writer of these two posts should have had the highest rated comments but didn't.   The two most highly rated comments about an article written by Geoffrey Arnold of 'The Social Complex' were written by someone (most likely a rabid feminist) railing about male patriarchy and racism, and one by a Tall woman "defending her turf".  It appears that when men begin to bring up issues about ANY kind of discrimination that they may face, the feminists come out 'in force' to play the 'Oppression Olympics'.)

The Superiority Complex of the BIG MAN:

Hey Joe, this is Jeffery Stillwell.  You did manage to be a little more friendly on the phone than you were (garbled), Uh, you got that keyboard warrior thing going on with you I take it, but anyhow, uh, I don’t see any reason why I want to talk to you, but you seem to have a feeling that you want to talk to me, and put me in my place somehow, so I’m willing to let you have that.  If it does something for you, makes you feel better about yourself, I’m mostly here, but I don’t answer my calls if it comes from a private number and I don’t really take calls that I’m not expecting, so, uh, you might want to, uh, touch back with me in a couple of days and after our holiday is over, you can make some suggestions about when is the best time available for you.  But, uh, really, I’m not going to go too far out of my way to, uh, make this something that uh, takes, gets you, uh, a little satisfaction in your life, so, uh, if this works out, fine, if not uh, take care, and I hope you get the help you need.

We invited this man who stands SIX FEET SIX INCHES (according to him) to take part in an interview on this website.  This was the message he left.  (Click here)  This poster has posted under at least two aliases at  -

67stillwell’ and ‘PushcartPops

This man identified himself as ‘Jeffery Stillwell’ allegedly from California.   He’s posted hostile comments in reply to the legitimate efforts of the webmaster, so we asked him if he was willing to be interviewed.  What we got was more of the same exaggerated sense of Ultimate Superiority typical of many people of his ilk.  His posts consisted of wanton attacks, attempts at labeling, fabricating false facts, and just run-of-the-mill name-calling to put the webmaster in his place.  Jeffery Stillwell could not do it.   Recently Mr. Jeffery Stillwell has questioned the legitimacy of the webmaster’s recent interview with a well-known rock musician who chose to remain anonymous.  We think it’s pretty sad that a SIX FOOT SIX INCH 285 pound, nearly 50 year old man, has nothing better to with his time than act - more or less – as an impromptu Internet troll and to disparage the meaningful efforts this website is making to expose heightism against Short people.  To think that a man that size and age could engage in the Internet tomfoolery that appears to be the case here is absolutely incredible on its face, and literally speaks to the incredible times that we live in.  (All one has to do is visit the reddit message boards that Jeffery Stillwell seemingly calls home, and read some of his posts.)  To think that this man apparently views the webmaster as such a threat to the ‘Privilege’ he enjoys in society on the basis of his stature may actually be a compliment of sorts – the sick kind of sorts, that is.  And that’s what we believe may be the case here.   However, be that as it may, our offer to Mr. Jeffery Stillwell still stands.  We still offer him an opportunity to be interviewed on this website.  He previously backed-down rather insidiously by exhibiting what can only be described as an all-encompassing sense of superiority.   If he does at last find the courage to be interviewed he may still contact us at:

Be advised:  Folks like this sometimes have a tendency to do a disappearing act along with all of their posts. 

The Singles Project Bravo TV Show: Cast Photos and Info, Premiere Date and Time

By Zachary Stieber, Epoch Times | August 12, 2014
Last Updated: August 12, 2014 6:40 pm

The Singles Project on Bravo is set to premiere on Bravo on Tuesday night.

The premiere at 10 p.m. EDT will introduce viewers to the “docu-series,” which follows a group of young, successful New York singles as they search for love and strive to conquer the city that never sleeps, according to the network.

“Viewers will help these undeniable catches overcome their hang-ups, which may include getting over an ex, managing their high expectations or broadening their dating horizons so they can eventually find ‘the one.’ Marking the first real-time dating docu-series in the U.S., each episode will be shot and aired within the same week,” it says in the show description. Bravo has a page on which viewers can join in.

The singles include three men and three woman.

The third person from the left is Dr. Tabasum Mir, a New York City dermatologist.  Says Dr. Mir about short men:

I can’t do short men. Never, don’t even try. Sorry.

I think one can see that this is not a preference.  This is out and out firm dislike of short men, stated by a medical doctor in New York City no less.  If even medical doctors have no compunction about expressing this kind of animus toward people based on nothing more than their height, what are we to expect on websites like Twitter and elsewhere?  Or maybe we should just be glad that this alleged "doctor" didn't call for our out and out genocide.  Maybe we should just say, "Oh gosh, at least she didn't want us put in concentrations camps"!!!  How would you like to be a short man visiting this "dermatologist"?  Do you think she would be as concerned about you as some of her taller patients?  Do you think if asked about dating Black men she would have said:

I can't do Black men.  Never, don't even try.  Sorry.

Ditto for any other group.  Think short man.  Think.


1951 - 2014

Short people and particularly short men have a habit of keeping issues with respect to physical stature, hidden - even from themselves.  We wonder if Robin Williams' height of 5'7" played a role in his depression. We wonder . . .

Aug 12, 2014 2:58PM ET / Robin Williams
Coroner Releases New Details About Robin Williams' Death
Shirley Li



With tall height comes a very blatant superiority complex.  If you want proof, just go to our Twitter account.  See Leslie's brief "interview" here.

Tall women like Camilla Cleese and Frances Dilorinzo use short men as punchlines. And short men use short men as punchlines.  Get your head out of the sand. 

This video shows many parallels between hatred of men by feminists and hatred of short people and short men in particular by many women and society in general.  It illustrates how hatred of men is virtually condoned and even celebrated by much of the media,  while hatred of women is condemned.  Although this is a video about the destructiveness of feminism, one segment in it inadvertently depicts people's subtle, seemingly innate bias against short men.  Lesley Stahl, the host of '60 Minutes' is shown a video of a man allegedly involved in the commission of a crime.  She is then shown a line-up of men and is asked to identify one of the men based on her own eye-witness observation of the video.  She reflexively chooses the shortest man in the line-up.  We also viewed the video of the man allegedly committing a crime.  We could instantly see that he was slim and a good deal taller than the man she chose.  The man in the line-up that Stahl chose was neither tall nor slim.  He also had a completely different hairline.  Our interpretation of this is Bias, pure and simple.  We wonder how many short men are falsely accused and convicted of a crime based solely on their height? 

LET'S MEET - 'AtEyeLevel'

A few months back we asked Mr. Harold Everton to take part in an interview on this website.  He responded over a month later with a sales pitch for something entirely unrelated.  We then asked him again to take part in an interview.  This was back in April.  So far we have received no reply.  Take a good look and judge for yourself. 


Health Ministry Seeks to Ban Short People From Driving 

By Anna Dolgov
The St. Petersburg Times
Published: July 26, 2014 (Issue # 1821)

 Russians of shorter height may soon lose their right to drive trucks, buses and trams, according to a draft Health Ministry order that critics have denounced as discriminatory against many skilled operators and particularly against women, a news report said Friday.

The order lists a height of less than 150 centimeters as medical grounds for denying a special driver license, such as those required to operate cars with trailers, heavy pickup and other trucks, buses, trams and trolleybuses, Izvestia reported, citing a copy of the order.

A retired Interior Ministry colonel and lawyer Yevgeny Chernousov said the order was not corroborated by any evidence to show that people of a shorter stature may be somehow less capable of driving, Izvestia reported.

"There are no statistics demonstrating that people shorter than 1.5 meters drive badly or are responsible for more accidents," Chernousov was quoted as saying.

He said that the draft order appears to be directed primarily at women, whose presence in the driver's seat of trolleybuses infuriates some Russian men, Izvestia reported.

Read more . . .

Always back to the women.  This is an affront to the real prejudice of Heightism and to short people.  Even when short people are discriminated against, some people want to claim the prejudice is against women.  "Infuriates some Russian men".  Indeed!  Did he ever stop to think that maybe it's the little Russian men that the Big Russians don't want in "the driver's seat"?  I guess that thought never occurred to him.  There are plenty of organizations to protect the rights of women.  There are NO organizations to protect the rights of short people.  heightism,short people,short men


We just tweeted Camilla with this message:

The odds are she'll just ignore us.  If she doesn't ignore us, then she'll probably either accuse us of hypersensitivity, tell us 'we' have a "problem", possibly throw out the all-purpose Napoleon Complex label, mention our number of followers, or maybe use her "rights" as a "woman" and a "Tall" one at that, to attempt to get us banned from Twitter by leveling some bogus accusation at us.  She feels that she has all the power.  When folks like this get away with this sort of thing it just reinforces their belief that they can't be held to account for this blatant hate.  When she comes to this website and reads this, it'll be a new experience for her tall ass.

Wake up short men.


Being too short OR too tall heightens risk of depression in men  (NEW)
HEIGHT matters for men when it comes to the risk of their suffering depression, scientists say.
By: John Ingham
Published: Thu, July 24, 2014

Both shorter and taller men in the US military are more at risk of the blues than comrades of average height.

The researchers called on schools to introduce psychology programmes to help tall or short boys and young men tackle the threat of mental health issues related to their height.

Valery Krupnik from the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, California, and Mariya Cherkasova of the University of British Columbia studied the records of 196 men with depression related diagnoses at a mental health clinic for active duty personnel.

They broke down the patients into three groups based on the severity of their depression.

They found that men who are shorter or taller than the average “may be predisposed to higher rates of depressive disorders”.

The researchers had expected shorter soldiers to be more vulnerable to depression because physical prowess is important to young military men.

But they also discovered similar problems in tall personnel and suggested this could be because they cannot live up to their expectations. The researchers wrote: “Perceived as highly dominant by others and themselves, these individuals may hold overinflated expectations of their performance and success, which may make them more vulnerable to instances of defeat, when they happen.

Read more . . .

Isn't that a shame for the Big & Tall men - they can't live up to expectations.  How 'bout it guys, why don't we start a trust fund for the poor unfortunate Tall men in the NBA or the NFL?  How 'bout we institute a special program for those poor unfortunate Fortune 500 executives who make about a million dollars a year and who may suffer from "overinflated expectations of their performance"?  How 'bout we lobby for all those poor unfortunate Tallers that bully and harass short people, and short men in particular, into submission?  Hey, I've got an idea!!!  How 'bout we donate money to the 250,000 + people who have made disparaging and hateful comments against short men on Twitter?

It's only fairrrrrrrrr . . .


Boy, 13, commits suicide 'after he was bullied for years for being small    (NEW)

Johnathon Short-Scaff was found hanged in his bedroom last week
Just the day earlier, he had become upset when bullies at school told him to 'go kill yourself', his best friend said
 His mom said he told the principal about the bullies but nothing changed
An investigation is now underway into his death

By Lydia Warren

Published: 15:00 EST, 21 July 2014 | Updated: 17:07 EST, 21 July 2014

A 13-year-old boy has committed suicide after enduring years of bullying for being small, his devastated family and friends have revealed. The bullies tormented Johnathon Short-Scaff over his slight stature - he weighed just 89 pounds - and even told him to kill himself the day before his death, his best friend said. On Wednesday, the teenager was found hanged in his bedroom at his family's Scioto County, Ohio home by his older sister. His mother, Trisha Howard Scaff, said her son, who had often tried to hide that he'd been bullied, had been his usual friendly, smiley self just an hour earlier.

Read more . . .

"An investigation is now underway into his death".  And what are they going to do, put the bullies in jail?  Sounds like a lot of talk. By the way, "small" and "short" are usually synonymous.

British Bosses Must Treat 'Severely' Fat Workers As Disabled

    By Tabatha Kinder
    July 17, 2014 16:38 BST

British bosses must treat severely fat employees as disabled under European Union legislation on equal rights in the workplace, Europe's most senior legal advisor has warned.

UK companies will be required to treat obese workers as "disabled" providing them with larger seats, special parking spaces and other facilities.


Niilo Jaaskinen, the advocate general to the European Court of Justice said: "The origin of the disability is irrelevant" even if someone's obesity is caused by excessive eating."The notion of disability is objective and does not depend on whether the applicant has contributed causally to the acquisition of his disability through 'self-inflicted' excessive energy intake.

Read more . . .

They're more interested in assisting people who contribute to the development of their "disability" or those who outrightly cause their own disability, than they seem to be in getting justice for people who are discriminated against through no fault of their own.  And by the way we never hear any "Fat People" song initiating a segment about the overweight.  Only short people have that distinction.
Now you think about that.


From Redd -
'Mind-blowing hypocrisy'
posted by 'rareandraw'
July 17, 2014

This semester at my university I have taken an English Drama course, and right off the bat I disliked my professor. He is the type of lecturer who talks about everything but the subject matter.

Like all professors in the English department, he is a professed Marxist-feminist. He frequently talks about the patriarchy and capitalism, and how white men are privileged and what role we need to play in society in order to reduce our privilege.

He is also about 6"4.

So one day he is on his usual rants about things unrelated to the actual subject matter, and this time he is ranting about how when white men in Hollywood make movies about aboriginals or foreigners, they like to make the white man the "savior".

One example he pointed out was the "Last Samurai", and how Tom Cruise ended up being the hero in the movie. He went on to say with a mocking and derisive tone:

"And who was on the movie posters? Tom Cruise! That's right, little (he holds his hand out at waist level) Tom Cruise"

This is followed by slight chuckles by about a quarter of the room.

Read more . . .

Marxist feminist college professors have NO PROBLEM discriminating against short people and short men in particular it would seem, according to this poster.  This appears to coincide with our own experience.


Lie # 1:   Marital Status – Single  (Campisi is divorced)
Lie # 2:  Bachelor’s Degree  (Campisi has no bachelor's degree)
Lie # 3:  Christian  (Campisi is an apparent atheist.  One quote from his now non-existent blog:      “Religion is a mindf*ck”)
Lie # 4:  Height – 5’6”  (Campisi is 5’5”)
USERNAME:  FYEKMFA – An  acronym that means, ‘F*ck you Ex.  Kiss my F*cking Ass.  (a sly insult apparently directed at Campisi’s wife
or former wife.

This was discovered on  Matt Campisi, the sleazy con-artist that fraudulently represented the website – – for over a year (2005-2006) as the alleged incorporated non-profit organization – ‘National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.’, and ingathered money in membership fees and donations under the fraudulent representation, here displays yet another example of misrepresentation and false statements.  This time in a personal ad on  The first false statement is that Campisi is a Christian.  He is not.  If you read Campisi’s blog (when it was on the Internet that is), Campisi’s dislike for anything having to do with religion was glaringly apparent.  As a matter of fact Campisi called religion a  “mindf*ck”.  Campisi has since removed it along with his youtube channel, the NOSSA website, the NOSSA youtube channel, and all of his brief, asinine,  and very revealing  videos too.  The second false statement is that Campisi has a Bachelor’s Degree.  He does not.  He has no college degree of any kind.  Of course another false statement on this ad is Campisi’s height.  Campisi usually represents himself as 5’6” when he’s really 5’5”, yet another Tall Tale, and a falsehood that Campisi has been telling for a while.   This pathetic individual who claimed to be a so-called “height activist” actually lies about his own height and makes himself taller than he really is.

Read more . . .   See Campisi's ad here:

Matt Campisi:  One lie after another.  Geoffrey Arnold would be proud!  What about it Geoff, care to comment?  Let us know! 

Geoff says: 2) LIE ABOUT YOUR HEIGHT. You can't put 5'2" in your profile. That's the same as not having a profile at all. Again, I know it hurts, but I'm trying to give you honest and practical advice. Instead, you can put 5'4". But even that is too short to matter. Frankly, at 5'2", your best bet is to buy some shoe lifts (only for dating) which will make you 5'4". After that, you can claim to be 5'6". This will be tall enough to garner some interest, but not much.

Fair enough Geoff, but lying about his religious beliefs, his marital status and his education too?!


Well, convicted 6'7" murderer Joran van der Sloot has found love in a Chile prison.  Four years after murdering Stephanie Flores and being named a prime facie suspect in the disappearance of U.S. teen Natalie Holloway in 2005, van der Sloot will be tying the knot with Leidy Figueroa.  As a matter of fact she's already pregnant with his baby!  It seems women will marry Tall men even though they ARE murderers.  Isn't love wonderful!!!  Read the CNN story here.

Should Heightism Exist Alongside Racism and Sexism?
Mal Fletcher on BBC Radio

Short people going too far now according to Fletcher.  Should just shut up and not mention their height, otherwise people will just discriminate against them more.



LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE  heightism,short people,short men

John Bercow says insulting someone about their height is as unacceptable as racism or homophobia  (NEW)

John Bercow has said that discriminating against someone because of their height should be as socially unacceptable as discriminating against someone because of their race or sexuality.

The Commons’ Deputy Speaker, who stands at a below average 5ft 6ins tall, believes society's tendency to see insults about height as acceptable is wrong.

Speaking to The Times Magazine he said: "Whereas nobody these days would regard it as acceptable to criticise someone on grounds of race or creed or disability or sexual orientation, somehow it seems to be acceptable to comment on someone's height, or lack of it.”

Read more . . .

Finally a short man in public life wakes up!!!


Why Are Tall Men So Insecure?

Power corrupts.  Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.  Do they really have to be "insecure" to exert their dominance? Big or Tall men do not like small or short men thinking that they're as good as they are.  They will not tolerate short men taking the lead.  They will not tolerate short men having the power they have. They don't even like it when short men even talk to women.  They feel that this is their domain, along with many other things.  They are currently winning.  They want to keep it that way.  Can we really blame the Tallers for wanting to keep their power?  The time has come to start holding short people who willingly tolerate discrimination, responsible for their own plight.  If the Tallers are insecure for dominating us, then what are we for tolerating this dominance?

Now you think about that.

Flash!!!! - Short people defeat Randy Newman in class-action libel suit  (NEW)

This morning, short people all over the nation were pleased to hear that they’d finally won their decades-old libel suit against singer/songwriter Randy Newman.

The suit, was originally filed in 1979, two years after the release of Newman’s song “Short People.” The group of 39,314 plaintiffs, all below what is considered to be “average” height for a human being, sought compensation for damages incurred by the song.


Throughout litigation, Newman has maintained his position that being short is a choice.

“Fine,” said Newman, after being informed of the judge’s decision. “Let them be short all they want. Just don’t be short in front of me.”

Newman also went on to say that his defeat feels like a “low blow” against him, but that should have expected that from his diminutive opponents.

Read more . . .

Should be reality, but isn't.

Valbuena brings good feelings to French squad in need of lift  (NEW)

Agence France-Presse
June 20, 2014 Updated: June 20, 2014 01:17:00

RIBEIRAO PRETO // Mathieu Valbuena has had the last laugh over former tormentors Samir Nasri and Franck Ribery after becoming integral to France’s World Cup hopes.


Valbuena, born near Bordeaux to a Spanish father and a French mother, will have shed no tears over his omission, given that Nasri and Ribery ganged up on him when he first arrived at Marseille, making a particular point of singling him out because of his lack of height – he stands just 1.52 metres.


“Despite it being over, I still have a bad memory of what went on. To be systematically singled out for bad jokes really hurts.

“Nobody else in the dressing room would have put up being targeted like I was. I was not ready to be subjected to that. I was too nice, but I am now made of harder stuff.”

Read more . . .

Samir Nasri is 5'9" and Franck Ribery is 5'7".  Both would be considered by many as "short men".  Here is a photo of Ribery -


People could find more than one thing to target about Ribery.  I wonder how he would react if he was called "ScarFace"?  Or "Buck tooth Bastard"?  Or "Crooked eyebrows"?  Short men:  targeted more easily than any group on Earth, and often by other slightly taller short men.

Rock legend Ann Wilson tells The Sault Star penning an autobiography was 'difficult, emotional, fun' - plays Sault Friday 

By Jeffrey Ougler, Sault Star
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:45:17 EDT PM

LOS ANGELES - Ann Wilson unleashes a hearty laugh when it’s suggested she, perhaps, has little longing for short men.

“A bunch of young people with their hormones flying,” says Wilson, recalling separate encounters with music legends Bernie Taupin and John Mellencamp — neither known for possessing great height — and how neither made much of an impression on Heart’s lead singer or her guitarist sister, Nancy.

It seems both men brushed the sisters the wrong way, one with unwanted sexual advances and the other questioning the sisters’ musical muscle.


“There are so many great women musicians out there now that are really being taken seriously,” said Wilson, 64.

“There’s no reason in the world that someone’s gender should be a roadblock. If the talent is there and the motivation (is present), and if they are willing to sacrifice ... You have to sacrifice to do this job and give yourself to it. You have a calling. You shouldn’t be locked behind a steel door because you are a woman.”

Read more . . .

"Locked behind a steel door because you are a woman"???  We've liked 'Heart' for over 30 years.  It seems that short men are the ones "locked behind a steel door", if Jeffrey Ougler's comments on short men are any indication.  We're wondering though if this Jeffrey Ougler is a self-hating short man. (We know he's fat)  Ann Wilson is fat.  That's in her control.  Jeffrey Ougler is fat.  That's in his control.   What about it Jeffrey? Man enough to reply to our tweet, or too heavy to reach the keyboard?


Essay: Militant atheism and short man's syndrome    (NEW)

Is militant atheism positively correlated with shortness? Is short man's syndrome a causal factor for militant atheism? How tall is New Atheist leader PZ Myers? He doesn't look too tall in the picture to the right!

In 2008, The Telegragh reported concerning short men:
“It is said they are prone to bouts of aggression, showing off and keeping a close eye on their wives or girlfriends at parties.

Vertically challenged men may argue that the notion of a "short man syndrome" is an unfair, inaccurate stereotype. However, scientists have now proved small men do make more jealous husbands and lovers than their taller, more relaxed counterparts.[1]"

Read more . . .

It gets crazier and crazier. 


Napoleon Complex Study Shows Shorter NBA Referees Call More Fouls    (NEW)
by Andre Khatchaturian on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 11:12PM

Next time you watch an NBA game, be wary of not only who is officiating the game, but how tall the official is.

A study conducted by the Journal of Sports Economics concluded that shorter NBA referees call more fouls. The existence of height bias among NBA officials shows that the Napoleon Complex is alive and well in basketball. The Napoleon Complex, which is also known as “short man syndrome”, is the psychological phenomenon when short people become insecure of their stature and exhibit overly domineering characteristics and try to take over situations. The study demonstrated that referees who were taller than 6-foot-3 called 4.03 fouls per 48 minutes while officials shorter than six feet called 4.13 fouls per 48 minutes. This difference may seem negligible at first glance, but over a span of ten games that’s almost one more foul per game.

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Andre Khatchaturian is not only a height bigot, but his Math needs serious improvement.  Forty-eight minutes is the length of time of 1 NBA game.  If referees shorter than 6 feet call 4.13 fouls/game and referees 6'3" or taller call 4.03 fouls/game, then the referees under 6 feet call 1/10th of one foul MORE PER GAME.  That's ONE MORE FOUL every 10 games NOT 1 more foul per game.  Such is the Rush to Judgment of short men.

Little Person Called a 'Midget' in Job Interview
In this "WWYD" scene, diners step in to defend a man from an offensive job interviewer.

We wonder if these women would have come forward to defend just an "average" short man against the same kind of insults, or if they would have just sat there and laughed.  You tell us. 

AN OLDIE AND A GOODIE, WE INTERVIEW Dr. Jeff Gardere about Heightism in Society

Listen to the interview here


Mama Joyce Boyfriend 2014: Kandi’s Mom Introduces New Man to Todd Tucker
Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Kandi Burruss, Mama Joyce, Todd Tucker by LALATE


During the last season on RHOA, Mama Joyce told viewers that short people with big heads should not date each other. When meeting Phaedra Parks, Joyce questioned why Phaedra introduced Kandi to Todd. “He’s little, he’s short, he’s got a big head.”

Phaedra defended Todd on RHOA. But Mama Joyce was ready with her shoe, of a comment. “Kandi’s short. Hello, two short people with big heads. You don’t introduce two short people with big heads!”

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Big heads she says.  And what kind of a head does she have?  She's short too.  heightism,short people,short men


Newman claimed the song was a satire about prejudice, however, it is obvious that if Newman had written this song about virtually any other group of people, his career would have been over almost immediately.  This song, along with Alfred Adler's infamous "Napoleon Complex" label, is responsible for a good deal of the hate directed at short people today in the 21st Century.  A hate that would be tolerated by no other group.


Crazy laws around the world
By Ambreen Arshad

SOME wise man once said that laws are made to be broken. This shouldn’t be the case as laws are meant to be followed to bring order in society.

However, sometimes some laws are really ridiculous and so bizarre that when they are followed, one wonders why they were not broken or changed!

Here we have put together some pretty weird laws from around the world that make little sense — both to lawmakers and lawbreakers. We are pretty sure that many of them must have been changed by now and we don’t doubt that some of them are just urban legends, but still they are interesting enough to share with you.

So enjoy reading about these ridiculous rules, but don’t try to take them too seriously as laws keeps changing all the time. Well, some of these should!

It’s a weird world


• In Maryland, it is illegal for radio stations to play Randy Newman's song ‘Short people’.

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Imagine if Randy Newman had written a song entitled, 'Black People', or 'Hispanic People' or 'Gay People ', etc. with similar lyrics.  I guess then the law in Maryland would be part of an article entitled, Maryland battles hate'.

BIG BOOM - 6'6" 360 lbs. of MAYNNNNHUUUUD

Don't fall victim to that "Short Man Complex" now.  heightism,short men,short people

A label originally hung on short men by a "psychologist" named Alfred Adler more than 100 years ago.  It had no basis in experimental evidence.  It was coined by Adler out of his own personal bias.  For decades the phrase remained dormant.  Only recently has it begun to take off.  The reason for this we believe, is the unavailability of previously available societal "targets" based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, and a few others.  Some derivations of the so-called "Napoleon Complex" are "Short Man Complex", "Short Man Syndrome", "Napoleon Syndrome", "Little Man Complex",  and "Little Man Syndrome".  Twitter displays some of the worst height bigots on the planet, and many of them use these phrases along with others.
  Please visit our Twitter page to see the incredible prejudice against short men.

Being tall is troublesome for these TV actresses    (NEW)
Neha Maheshwri,TNN | May 28, 2014, 12.00 AM IST

While height is generally considered to be an asset, these television stars beg to differ and tell us why it's is a bane...

Shraddha Musale
  She is often asked to remove her heels so that her co-actors don't look short. "When they pair me with someone on the shorter side, it poses a problem," she says. However, the actress prefers to look at the positive side. "My height sets me apart from other actresses.


Kavita Kaushik 
The actress is all for tall men. She says, "With all due respect to short men, I can never date a guy my height. He has to be tall enough to make me stand on my toes to kiss him.
A great height speaks volumes about one's personality and a tall person exhibits a magnetic persona."

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The implication in her statement is that
THERE IS A GENETIC LINK BETWEEN HEIGHT AND PERSONALITY, meaning specifically that - TALL MEN ARE GOOD.  TALL MEN ARE WONDERFUL.  SHORT MEN ARE BAD.  SHORT MEN HAVE REPULSIVE PERSONALITIES.  A true height bigot, but only against short men, NOT short women . . .  

The 'Twisted World' of Elliot Rodger    (NEW)
By Jack Cashill

Were I to update my 2007 book, What’s the Matter with California, I would dedicate a chapter to Elliot Rodger, the sexually jealous young man who stabbed, shot, and ran over a score of victims, seven of them fatally, in his hate-filled Santa Barbara rampage.Unlike many recent mass killers -- Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook), Jared Lee Loughner (Tucson), and James Holmes (Aurora) -- Rodger was sane enough to tell the world what ailed him, and this he did in a lucid, well written, 140-page memoir/ manifesto titled “My Twisted World.” better title might have been “Our Twisted World.”


Here is what their parents did not give their son: a home, a neighborhood, a community, a church, a faith, a God, their time, their attention. For the fifteen miserable years of his life post-divorce, Rodger shuttled between the constantly shifting homes of his two financially unstable parents and their significant others.


Height obsessed Rodger. He saw it as an essential asset in his pursuit of sex. When I watched his video rant before Google pulled it, I wondered how a good-looking kid in a BMW could be so singularly unsuccessful in attracting women. I speculated that he must be small. That he was and had always been.

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He "speculated that he must be small".  From what we've seen and heard, Elliot Rodger was 5'9".  Now, apparently average height is considered "small".  We don't doubt that height obsessed him.  The hate against short men is so intense, is it any wonder that even average-heighted guys are feeling the heat now?  Just take a look at the hate on Twitter.  Don't worry;  it's going to get worse.  Much worse.

Mickey Rooney’s Tragic End: A Feuding Family and a Fortune Lost

by Katey Rich
April 9, 2014 2:20 pm

In the 1930s, Michey Rooney was the biggest star in the world.  In April of 2014, when he died at the age of 93, his estate was valued at $18,000.

How does that happen to a bona fide Hollywood legend?


The root of the couple’s rift went public in 2011, when Mickey Rooney testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about his experience with elder abuse at the hands of stepson Chris Aber and his wife, Christina. A legal complaint alleged that Aber
“threatens, intimidates, bullies, and harasses Mickey,” . . .

Was that because of his size?                                                                        ______________________

When Tre Williams thinks about Alabama coach Nick Saban, he doesn't think about the national championships or "the process." He thinks "little man syndrome."

By John Talty |
on May 25, 2014 at 1:01 PM, updated May 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

During a word association game on the "Prep Sports Hour" on WNSP, the Auburn signee said "little man syndrome" when prompted with the name Nick Saban. The five-star linebacker from St. Paul's Episcopal also referred to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher as "more relaxed, angry type" of coach.Auburn signee Tre Williams' thoughts on Nick Saban: 'little man syndrome'.

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That's all they can think of now - thanks to the media.     


Heightism - Prejudice based on height.  In practice almost always directed at short people, particularly short men.

Raleigh police seek robbers in Burger King holdup (NEW)

From staff reports May 20, 2014
 RALEIGH — Two short males robbed a Burger King restaurant at 2241 Avent Ferry Road near N.C. State University in Raleigh early Tuesday, police said. 

The description of the suspects, who were last seen running from the restaurant in the Mission Valley shopping center, were
both described as being 5-foot-4 . . .

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Height now being used more and more as the main component of an accurate description of a suspec
t('s) - but only when the suspect('s) is short.  Even the URL of the article reads, "raleigh-police-seek-5-foot-4 robbers".


Short Men, Unite
Short men need to stop attacking other short men.
By Reihan Salam

There are very few things that fill me with blind, foaming-at-the-mouth, let’s-burn-some-cars, hey-did-you-bring-the-kerosene, no-I-left-it-in-my-other-pants rage. At the very top of this short list is the depressing and indeed pathetic lack of solidarity among short men. The real problem facing short men is not that we are often looked down upon by the rest of society. The real problem is that short men routinely sell out other short men.

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So true.  And short women do it even more.  heightism,short men,short people



Check out her page at  So sweet and nice, that is, until she sees a short man.  Watch your private parts.
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Jealousy, Prejudice, and Short People    (NEW)
Written by Chris Cotter

Short people tend to be more prone to feelings of inferiority and jealousy, a recent study concluded.
The article says the prejudice isn't deliberate though
.  People just do it naturally.  Seems they just can't help themselves.


Imagine if a short guy comedian made the same jokes about fat women . . . And the dumbed-down audience laughs at every word, even though most of it isn't funny.

[Only 2 days after we displayed the above video on this website (May 16, 2014) this video was made 'Private'.  This video depicted a tall woman "comedian" disparaging short men.  Guess she saw that we displayed her pathetic routine on our home page.]


She's from the University of Kansas.  (North, South, East or West, Height bigots are everywhere.  And some of them claim to be "egalitarians".)

And from 2 weeks ago -

This guy is some sort of actor/entertainer

FROM NAMIBIA - The cost of ‘shortman syndrome’

Written by J.W. ASHEEKE on 19 March 2014.

When I listened to the speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin justifying the annexation of the Crimean region of Ukraine, I came to the tongue-in-cheek point of view that no one below 1.7m in height should be elected to high office. Putin comes in at 1.65m. These short guys, as world leaders, make a lot of trouble.


Is it me or am I nuts to have flashbacks to scenes from the television series called: “The World at War” where an infamous shortman with a funny mustache justified his invasions . . .


Maybe I am too flippant to associate shortman syndrome with Putin’s world-disrupting position over the Crimea, but
isn’t it always the short brothas’ who seem to have something more to prove to the world?

I’ve warned Namibian sistas’ to be careful if they are dating or marrying a man shorter than them or shorter than the majority of men in general. Sadly, society seems to judge people based on what they look like they can do, more than what they actually do. . . .

Understandably, this could harden anyone and create insecurities, rigidity, and paranoia.
When positions of power ARE achieved by people with lifelong social burdens (like short man syndrome), they have to battle against over-compensating to exude power that their physical stature doesn’t suggest.


Still, in general, I stand on my belief that short man syndrome seems to be absolutely REAL. There are many examples (Napoleon, Halle Selassie, Mussolini, Franco) of short men in power and what they did with it. The collateral damage caused by those caught up in the syndrome without the ability to overcome lifelongburdens, could affect the course of history.

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I wonder what this guy would say if people made some stereotypical assertions in reference to his skin color?


From last year - Height/weight discrimination bill fails

Posted on: 12:13 pm, March 5, 2013, by David Wells, updated on: 12:14pm, March 5, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the Utah Legislature on Tuesday discussed House Bill 132, which would prevent employers from discriminating based on height and weight, if signed into law.

The bill sparked a lot of discussion, and some laughs, in a committee meeting.

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What else is new.  And naturally the Fat people take center stage (even though they can lose weight).  Virtually this whole segment was about fat people.

Question:  Why do people discriminate against short people and short men in particular?

Answer:  to put it very briefly - Because they can.  Because they know they meet with no resistance on the part of the short person.  Because "they" have all the power and the short-statured are powerless.  The short face discrimination based on height all alone without the aid of a group dynamic.  Others know this instinctively.  They also have a very real physical advantage.  An advantage in reach, weight, bone density, and muscle mass, not to mention the fact that you are looking up and they are looking down, and looking up is something that we all did as infants, toddlers, children and adolescents, and this allows them to "get in your face", while at the same time you can never get in theirs.  there is also an age factor that says that the short are child-like.  And there's a whole lot more . . .

Naturally Selected
Understanding the human animal in the workplace.

by Mark van Vug  

Does Putin Suffer From the Napoleon Complex?
The psychology of short stature and leadership

Published on May 7, 2014 by Mark van Vugt, Ph.D. in Naturally Selected


On the psychology of short stature and leadership. There has been much research into the relationship between height and leadership. Virtually all the research shows that leaders are taller than average.


One striking feature of the Russian president is his small stature. His body height of 5 ft 7 (1.70m) is in stark contrast to other world leaders. Barack Obama, and David Cameron are no less than 4 inches taller (6ft1). The only current world leader shorter than Putin is Angela Merkel with her 5ft5, but as we will see
, there are different standards applying to women . . .


 . . .short leaders suffer from what can be referred to as the " Napoleon complex ." . . . According to Napoleon complex, shorter men are more likely to have megalomania and initiate conflicts more frequently.


Biologists have found in several fish species that the smaller males start fights more often than the big guys.


Putin 's leadership style is definitely Machiavellian. . . .He thus demonstrates that he is a ' real man. '  . . . The machismo of Putin has another, sexual dimension. No doubt he is trying to impress his girlfriend, former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, who is his junior by 30 years.

It would be quite dramatic for the world if the megalomaniac and Machiavellian tendencies of a man of short stature, who is trying to impress his political opponents , his people and his younger wife would result in a Third World War.

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We think you understand just a little bit better now why the short statured are such victims of prejudice.  It comes right from the halls of so-called "academia".

Dad hates my boyfriend because 'he is too short and not successful enough'

    Boyfriend and I have been together for 3.5 years. Told my dad about him 1 year ago, and he disapproves because boyfriend is too short (he's shorter than 8 out of 10 people), and not earning as much as I do (I earn more than most). Dad thinks his little girl can do much better.

    Fast forward 1 year, dad still refuses to meet my boyfriend, and refuses to come to the wedding if we are to get married . . .

Wake up short man.



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