Working in conjunction with the Heightism Report
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. The tallers 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 . . .
REMEMBER THE INFAMOUS 20/20 SEGMENT WHERE WOMEN WOULD ONLY DATE SHORT MEN IF ALL THE OTHER MEN WERE MURDERERS AND CHILD MOLESTERS? (see below)
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.
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.
THIS IS IT. THE CREME DE LA CREME OF HEIGHTISM - THE INFAMOUS 20/20 SEGMENT WHERE WOMEN PUT SHORT MEN JUST A NOTCH ABOVE MURDERERS, CHILD MOLESTERS AND PSYCHOTICS -
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.
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.
THE DIRTBAG HIMSELF, RANDY NEWMAN, WITH HIS INFAMOUS SONG, 'SHORT PEOPLE'
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.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
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!
BRAND NEW! -
- 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: humanbodysize.com
Monday February 3, 2014
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
BIGOTED RESEARCHER SAYS SHORT PEOPLE ARE PARANOID
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.
BIGOTRY AGAINST SHORT MEN IN COMMERCIALS
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.
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.
SHORT MAN BASHING, THIS TIME COURTESY OF SOMEONE NAMED STACEY LEVIN.
GETTING ANGRY LITTLE MAN? REMEMBER: IF YOU GET ANGRY, THAT ONLY PROVES
WHAT A 'LOSER' YOU ARE. JUST ASK THE GAL IN THE VIDEO.
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".
ANOTHER TALL COMEDIAN DISPARAGING SHORT MEN
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.
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.
SERIAL KILLER MYTHS EXPOSED
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
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".
ESQUIRE - THE HEIGHT REPORT
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
"I don't get why people are so offended by it," he said.
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
1789 - 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
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.
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
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
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.
GET A LOAD OF THIS - EVEN SHORT DOGS ARE NOW BEING LABELLED WITH A
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
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
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".
THE WANTON LABELING OF SHORT GUYS
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.
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.