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A new website exposing an old attitude - Heightism.

Banning Short Men from marriage agencies violates human dignity  The Brunei Times
At least Korean men still have a pair.


Are Short Guys Dateable?  The Stir
Short guys viewed as less than human.


DRC:  Displacement and Discrimination - the lot of the Bambuti Pygmies  ReliefWeb
Pygmies genocided because of their height. 


Southwest Boots thin Passenger  Aol
Slim woman forced to take another flight to accommodate fat kid who took up 2 seats.


Tom Cruise Guardian
The grim truth is that Tom Cruise is a short man.

Webmaster visits with Jimmy, Alan, and Nora Au
July 24, 2010
Short men finally have 1 store that they can shop for clothes in.


Bad news for short people
Short people are at greater risk for heart disease than tall people, according to a new study.

June 9, 2010  The Washington Post
Is there anything but bad news for short people?

Ohio Woman Who Posed as a Teenage Boy to "Get Girl," Gets Charged
July 7, 2010 CBS
Women pedophiles?! - Nah!  Only short men can be pedophiles.  Just ask CAMH.


6'4" Cop Bullies 4'11" Videographer as She Videos a BP Worker Taken Away in Ambulance   July 6, 2010 YouTube
This one was a nice bully.


Mendoza Eugnics Stalled as California Legislator Considers Deaf to be Defective Americans June 21st 2010 -
The Cutting Edge News

Mass protests and letter writing campaigns by deaf people.  We can't even get two intelligent short people together in the same room.

'Luda'-Chris Hamre Now 'Pwesident'-Elect 'Luda'-Chris.  And Mattthew Campisi is Treasurer
January 6, 2010
Webmaster Batting a Thousand.  His predictions are now "Officially" Confirmed

South Korea Stretches for Success  NY Times 12/23/09
Whether it's China or the US, there always seems to be people out to exploit the fear of being short.

Taking Sprinting to New Heights Slate.com 8/20/09
It's wonderful and beautful to see the Tallers living up to their potential.

NOSSA Buffoon talking about 'NOSSA Mission'
NOSSA, Inc. was formed after the webmaster's complaints to state agencies about nossaonline.org

Is 'Luda'-Chris Hamre the "Heir Apparent" - Matthew Campisi's "Maid in Waiting?
December 2009
Campisi up to his old tricks

Of Clowns and Giants

The Son-of-a-Beach does it again. NOSSA enlists clown to lick the big man's boots. NOSSA enlists clown to lick the big man's boots.

'Short Men' Jibe boon for online retailers
Nov. 18, 2009
Yeah, we can tell how much they're "comforting" short men.

"Short Losers" controversy causes Misuda production team to resign & retail boom
11/18/09
Retailers exploiting prejudice against short men.

'Short' man's mental distress
11/12/09
Short Korean man files suit. 

Internet Hot over "Misuda" Guest's Loser Remark
11/12/09
17 year-old thinks short men are losers.

Not being Tall Gets You the Short End of The Stick
July 27, 2009
Just another way of saying short men are discriminated against.

Short People Earn Less
May 17, 2009
Angry short man states the facts
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RECENT BROADCASTS


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

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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".
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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.


 

THE LAST NIGHT OF A JOCKEY



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Mickey Rooney dies at 93




By Adam Bernstein, Monday, April 7, 6:59 PM

The irrepressible performer Mickey Rooney, who died April 6 at 93, began appearing before audiences at 15 months in his parents’ vaudeville act, singing “Pal o’ My Cradle Days” while sporting a tuxedo and holding a rubber cigar.

So launched a nine-decade career of unapologetic scene-stealing — he could sing, dance, play drums and do pathos, pratfalls and impersonations — that once made him the top box-office draw in the world.

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NEW BROADCAST - ROCK STAR COMES FORWARD TO SPEAK!!!


BROADCAST OF APRIL 1, 2014  PART I; PART II


SHORT MEN STARTING TO WAKE UP
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NEW BROADCAST!!! - NOW THE UK SPEAKS

BROADCAST OF MARCH 28, 2014  JOE INTERVIEWS DAVE ROBINSON OF UNDER-FIVE-EIGHT.CO.UK

Part I; Part II

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SHORT MEN CAUSE ALL THE TROUBLE IN THE WORLD    (NEW)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Because I Care #45


I will say again, as a presidential hopeful come 2015, I have nothing against small people. However, great writers before me have articulated the problem with short men. Ian Fleming, the writer of the James Bond novels, for example said of short men:

“They grew up from childhood with an inferiority complex. All their lives they would strive to be big - bigger than the others who had teased them as a child. Napoleon had been short, and Hitler. It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.”

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Some comments -

Bayo Tayo: Elnathan the Great! One piece, assorted issues. More ink to your pen.
Poinlicious:  Sigh. I love this man :D
Unknown:  You write beautifully. Brilliant
Lort Asriel:  i love this
nkiacha aternnkeng: 
Great satirist, wicked pen

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'Short-statured' former female deputy receives $215K settlement from Saginaw County    (NEW)

By Andy Hoag | ahoag@mlive.com

on March 13, 2014 at 12:40 PM, updated March 13, 2014 at 4:10 PM


SAGINAW, MI — Destinee Bryce, the woman who settled a height and gender discrimination lawsuit with Saginaw County and its sheriff department, will receive $215,000, documents show.

Bryce, 24, entered into the settlement Feb. 19, when the county increased its offer in the hours prior to closing arguments in her trial.

The settlement, obtained by The Saginaw News through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, states that the county “expressly” denies any liability.

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Bryce, who was a part-time county sheriff's deputy in the field-training officer program when she was fired, said her lawsuit was “not about the money” and instead was to ensure “that this doesn't happen to other short-statured females.”


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Height and Romance    (NEW)
February 13, 2014 By George Yancey

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One of the biggest surprises was the advantage tall men gained due to their height. That was good for me since I am 6’-3” but it still surprised me since I did not see what the big deal was about being with a tall guy. Yet I had more than a few women, some of them quite tall, indicate that they would not date a man shorter than them and a smaller, but nontrivial, number of women indicating that the man they dated had to be several inches taller than she. Why height was so important to women just bedazzled me.

As I talked to Mike about this, it became clear that he did not have any answers to that question either. Then we both realized that we were social scientists and could actually design a research study that could satisfy our curiosity. Only nerds would think of such a study as fun but we are nerds. Since we both have tenure, we did not mind wasting some of our research time on a “fun” study. Well it was not a complete waste of time since the research comes out this month in the Journal of Family Issues. With research like this, maybe after I am done with sociology of religion, I will just become a relationship counselor.

We used some of my old data from online personal advertisements, which I collected when investigating issues of interracial dating, and collected data from open-ended questions sent to students at a public university. The advertisements provided a quantitative context for the qualitative findings from the open-ended questions. Whenever possible I prefer using mixed methods to gain a holistic perspective on the particular research question to be studied.

Some of our findings fit with previous research on height and heterosexual attraction. First, height is more important to women than it is to men. In the dating world one is better off being a tall woman than a short man.

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Read their lips:  "In the dating world one is better off being a tall woman than a short man."
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Study finds genetic link between height and IQ   (NEW)
by Bob Yirka


A team of researchers at Edinburgh University in Scotland has found a correlation between genes associated with height and those associated with intelligence. In their paper published in the journal Behavior Genetics, the group describes how they studied the DNA of 6,815 unrelated people and discovered what they describe as a direct correlation between height and intelligence—taller people are smarter, they say.

Read more . . .

So if you're looking for a MENSA or even just a plain old rocket scientist, all you have to do try the NBA, the NFL or the WWE.  The talent is "immeasurable".
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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.

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‘Three-parent’ babies raise issues of government oversight, subsidies    (NEW)

1:35 PM 02/28/2014





The Food and Drug Administration has considered, but rendered no decisions, on the merits and drawbacks of “three-parent babies,” the new lingo for embryos modified to place the nuclear DNA of the biological mother and father into the mitochondrial “shell” of a healthy donor. The procedure is intended only to eradicate diseases of the mitochondria, and the nuclear DNA of the baby is still from the biological mother and father. According to CNN, however, the procedure has both laymen and some medical ethicists worried about the possibility of “designer babies” or “super babies” being created using the same basic methods. As the technology improves and proliferates to more medical clinics, will parents try to gain a competitive edge for their offspring by having their DNA tweaked, engineered, or augmented using the help of some donor DNA? To many opposed to the prospect of “designer” babies, the result would be similar to the 1997 film “Gattaca,” starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, in which society has evolved tiered strata based on genetic engineering. Only those who were genetically engineered to be free from any possible disease, defect, abnormality, or tendency toward shortness . . .

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Society already has "tiered strata", with short people - and short men in particular - at the bottom.
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Now Somebody Accuses Vladimir Putin of Short Man Syndrome




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.
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From the 'LIFT AND CARRY 'GRILS'




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'.
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TALL PEOPLE PROBLEMS




You see short people, aren't you glad that you don't have "Tall People Problems"?
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BROADCAST OF FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Part I; Part II

Joe interviews Leslie Rott Ph.D.
  The first woman interviewed on the issue of heightism Leslie Rott, the author of “You’re so Short!”: the Stigma (and Disability) of Being a Short Woman.  This is a barn-burner of a broadcast where 2 intellectuals get together for the first time.  This is a MUST listen to!!!
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NOW EVEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IS GETTING ON THE  SHORT-BASHING BANDWAGON (although not as bad as some of the others)

Short People Got … Lots of Reasons to Legitimately Feel Paranoid

(NEW)
A virtual-reality study sheds light on the way non-tall people perceive the world.

By Diane Cole
for National Geographic

Published February 16, 2014


Your physical height can affect your emotional state of mind, according to a new study.

We already know that language bestows positive value on people of tall stature: We look up to them rather than down. And various studies have found correlations between being taller and earning more.

Now virtual reality is adding to the understanding of the short state of mind. A study conducted at Oxford University and published in December 2013 used avatars to let participants go through the virtual experience of riding a subway at their normal height and then at that height reduced by ten inches.

For the study, 60 women—none with a history of mental illness, but all of whom had recently reported mistrustful thoughts—donned headsets and viewed monitors as they participated in two 3-D virtual-reality trips on the London subway system.

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In one ride, the avatar representing the participant was reduced in height by 25 centimeters—a little less than ten inches. That's "approximately the height of a head" in the words of Oxford clinical psychologist and lead researcher Daniel Freeman.

The results: Participants reported that during the ride in which they were made to feel shorter, they felt more vulnerable, more negative about themselves, and had a greater sense of paranoia. "The key to this study was there were no reasons for mistrust," says Freeman. Yet when the participants saw the world from a height that was a head shorter than usual, "they thought people were being more hostile or trying to isolate them."


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They do a study with women of all heights - presumably - then when the women are put in a virtual reality situation where they're made to feel shorter - by 25 centimeters - National Geographic claims the study "sheds light on the way non-Tall people perceive the World??? Notice the phrase "non-Tall".  It's like there's Tall people in the world and then there's everyone else. 
They take a bunch of women with "mistrustful thoughts", whatever the Fu** that means, then take them through a virtual reality scenario on a London subway train, where the people (both men and women) are depicted as being well over 6 feet in height and then the conclusions are that "they felt more vulnerable, more negative about themselves, and had a greater sense of paranoia".  A greater sense of paranoia?!  Do you mean to tell me they had a "sense of Paranoia" to begin with? - The article states that they had no history of mental illness, but because they were made to feel "short" now they had a GREATER SENSE of paranoia???  Did you notice the phrase "the short state of mind"?  Imagine any other group based on any other trait, and the National Geographic stating something like, "The Black state of mind"?!  "The Hispanic state of mind"?!  "The Muslim state of mind"?!  "The Gay state of mind"?  Could you even imagine, "The Fat state of mind"?!  How much evidence do short people need before they wake up to the fact that they're second class citizens and a highly discriminated against group with zero political power?
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Heightism and presidential nominees    (NEW)

By Steve Sailer  September 14, 2013

Thinking about the unsatisfactoriness of American presidents leads to the question of how to draw from a wider pool of talent. Short men would be an obvious underexploited source, except that nobody cares about discrimination against them. Height is not an identity politics category.



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It's tautological that individual height is caused by some combination of nature and nurture.

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However, over time, height has become more correlated with nature than nurture, as the average level of nurture becomes good enough for people to attain close to the full height that their genes have allotted them. We don't really know if the genes for being tall correlate with other desirable genes (I'd guess a low but positive correlation), but mostly height is just a genetic fluke these days. But, old prejudices remain.

By the way, here's an amusing Maureen Dowd article from 1992 about Perot's height, which includes the following anecdote told by extremely tall economist John Kenneth Galbraith about the very tall statesman Charles de Gaulle:

Mr. Galbraith wrote: "I said he [de Gaulle] obviously agreed with me that the world belongs to the tall men. They are more visible, therefore their behavior is better and accordingly they are to be trusted. He said that he agreed and added, 'It is important that we be merciless with those who are too small.' "

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You read it right.  Tall men should "be merciless with those who are too small".  Courtesy of Charles de Gaulle.
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EVERYONE NOW JUMPING ON THE "SHORT MAN SYNDROME" BANDWAGON IN AFTERMATH OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY SO-CALLED "STUDY"

(Even short dogs are now targets of wanton labeling)

Short man syndrome does exist, research finds
1:11pm, Wed 29 Jan 2014

Short Man Syndrome does exist
30 January 2014, 11:29

Short Man Syndrome Really Does Exist, Oxford Uni Finds
January 29, 2014

Short man syndrome actually exists according to Oxford University researchers
January 29, 2014

Short man syndrome DOES exist, Oxford University says so
Paranoid things come in small packages, apparently.

Jan 29 11:18 AM

Evidence mounting small dogs suffer small-man syndrome
Date: December 18, 2013

Study Shows ‘Short Man Syndrome’ is Real

by College Fix Staff on January 30, 2014

Feeling Short Makes People Paranoid, Mistrustful
Jan 29, 2014 01:07 PM EST By Jaleesa Baulkman, UniversityHerald Reporter

Short Man Syndrome Really Exists
Posted: 31 January 2014

“SHORT MAN SYNDROME” REALLY EXISTS? Check This Out!

Short Man Syndrome and Its Effect on Dating
Victoria S. / January 29, 2014    

Study finds feeling short makes people prone to paranoia
LONDON Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:02pm EST

Scientists Believe Short Man Syndrome Is Real
Posted, 2014-01-29
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The late John Kenneth Galbraith (6'8") Harvard PhD, and JFK's Ambassador to India may have said it best:


"The bias in favor of Tallness is one of society's most blatant and forgiven prejudices".

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From 'UPTOWN GIRL ABROAD' -
Short man makes hospital insufferable
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Last updated 15:49 23/12/2013

Small man syndrome is a very real thing. If I look back at the one or two men I have encountered in life, who have truly inspired me to go all stereotypically raging ginger, both were afflicted with the curse of the "stuck in the 5'7 to 5'8 1/2-at-a-bloody-push-and-I'm-being-generous" range.

I mean, it's difficult to blame them.

You'd be mad, too, wouldn't you, if everything was in woeful proportion?

Heaven knows I, of all people, would be upset if my shoe choices were restricted to speciality sizes only.

The reason I mention this is that, while I'm currently too medicated to pump out 500 words on bleak custard (as I write, I am literally in the back of a minicab on my way home, after waiting six hours for my discharge papers; pardon my drowsiness), life this week has been based solely around the hospital.

Again.

Which means all prior chat about life ensnared in the NHS web was just instalment uno in what appears to be a never-ending carnival of horrors.

Even more upsetting than the fact my health has prevented me from visiting both Hyde Park for Winter Wonderland and Oxford Circus to see the Christmas lights, not to mention put me in doubt for my work do as well as Christmas carols at the offie around the corner, is that I've spent the past week at the mercy of a specialist with small man syndrome.

Again.

Seriously, males that height should not be given positions of power.


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Hatred of short men becoming more and more mainstream.
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IT IS NOW OPEN SEASON ON SHORT MEN.  NOW MALAYSIA GETS INTO THE ACT  
(NEW)

Friday, 07 February 2014 15:26

-- from the Malaysian Chronicle:

How to kiss, according to 1936 book The Art of Kissing

REMEMBER that time you saw your 90-year-old grandparents snogging like it was their last day on Earth and wished you could kiss the old-fashioned way?

Well boy, have we got a treat for you. It turns out a bloke called Hugh Morris wrote an advice book called The Art of Kissing back in 1936, and its nuggets of poetic wisdom are still available to lovers today.

Let's run through the best bits. You can thank us for resurrecting your love life later.


Unless you're a short guy, that is. Morris essentially says shorties should give up and go home to their comic books right now.



"A man must be able to sweep a woman into his strong arms, tower over her, look down into her eyes, cup her chin in his fingers, and then bend over her face and plant his eager, virile lips on her moist, slightly parted, inviting ones," he writes.

"All of these are impossible where the woman is the taller of the two. When the situation is reversed, the kiss becomes a ludicrous banality."

Now, if the man were shorter, this would be ALL WRONG. Source: News Limited


OK, are all the short men gone now? Good.

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The average height of Malaysian men is approximately 5'5".  I wonder who wrote this article? ---- Oh Wait!!!  The exact same article was published in Australia too!!!  Who the hell is doing this???
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"LITTLE DICK GETS TRICKED
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Comments:
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.
From FLCKR:
"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".
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‘Exposing Heightism’, the retweets of hostile and hateful tweets about short men mostly from young women and teenage girls has now disappeared into the night.  (NEW)


The man never actually bothered to give his name (assuming it was a ‘he’), as most Internet yokels do not give their name, especially people who make comments about this topic, but he did do short men a valuable service by exposing the incredible hate for short men coming from mostly young women on Twitter.  The first time that I saw Exposing Heightism even I couldn’t believe the incredible hatred of young women for short men.  Just to give you a sampling:

Raisa@_AmorPuro  - short guys have no place on this earth
kylie@babykyy -  I despise short guys
Mary Alice @maryalicee_ - I can’t stand short guys
Bap calendar @preteenager -  I’m going to make short men illegal
Redd @pr3ttyinpink88 – I feel insulted when short guys try to talk to me
Glo @notgloriaboyd – Short men are lesser beings.
IG : alwaysemm  @killa_emm – I fucking hate short guys !
Babe . @SpadeOVOXO – short men are so evil probably because they are so close to the devil …..
Elyssabeth Roetzer @_elssabeth – My hatred for short guys grows more and more everyday
Milkybar @tigersteffi  - Short men should be hunted and made extinct.
Katrina Byrd @MiiRealitYizME – Short men (under 5’10) have no purpose in this world…
Araceli     @Lovelyshelly_  I freaking hate short guys.  Like why do u even exist ? Haha

And this is just a very small sample of the incredible hate expressed on Twitter by mostly young women for short men.
 


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Another short guy gives up in disgust.

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Short People are Paranoid and Suspicious, Says Science  (NEW)

By Denver Nicks

Jan. 29, 2014

The Napoleon complex has been explained.

Short people are mistrustful of others and prone to paranoia, according to a study published Wednesday by the journal Psychiatry Research. 
Oxford researchers sent 60 women on two simulated rides in London subways populated by both men and women, lowering their virtual vantage point by 25 centimeters in one of the rides. Participants, though often unaware that they’d just been shrunken slightly, reported markedly increased feelings of paranoia while seeing through the eyes of a shorter avatar.

“The results were very clear,” the study says. Making people shorter “led to more negative evaluations of the self compared with others and greater levels of paranoia.” Researchers say the study “provides strong demonstration of the importance of social status to the occurrence of paranoid fears.”

Though only women were included in the Oxford study about how paranoid short people are, researchers predict the results in a study on males would be even more striking, since men tend to place greater social importance on height.


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This article's title is slightly less disingenuous compared with some others.  Instead of labeling short men based on a study of ALL WOMEN, they choose to label the whole group of short people, based on a study of all women.  The researchers however, "predict" that those awful short men would really show us paranoia.  Oh darn!  If only they did this "experiment" with just short men!! Then we could really prove how bad short men are! 

The Napoleon Complex has been explained - by doing a study including only women.

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HUFFPOST LIVE   (NEW)
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.  The webmaster was invited for this segment, but was unable to attend.
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Feeling short makes people prone to paranoia: Study  (NEW)

Reuters | London | Updated: Jan 29 2014, 11:26 IST

The research shows
how low self-esteem
can lead to paranoid
thinking, the scientists said.




People who experience social situations from a lower height - in other words short people - are more prone to feelings of paranoia, inferiority and excessive mistrust, according to research published on Wednesday.

In a study in the journal Psychiatry Research, scientists showed that making a person's virtual height lower than it actually is can make them feel worse about themselves and more fearful that others are trying to harm them.

The research shows how low self-esteem can lead to paranoid thinking, the scientists said, and will be used to develop more effective psychological treatments for severe paranoia, a serious mental health problem.

"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.

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The truth is just the reverse of what Freeman stated:  People feel more Powerful when they are taller.  Short people now labeled as more likely to be paranoid too.  And here's what the subjects of the study - ALL WOMEN - saw:




NOTICE HOW EVERYONE ON THIS TRAIN IS DEPICTED AS MUCH TALLER THAN AVERAGE.  THIS SO-CALLED SCIENCE IS JUST ANOTHER VEILED ATTEMPT AT DENIGRATING SHORT STATURED PEOPLE - ESPECIALLY MEN.  THE WOMEN ALL APPEAR TO BE ALMOST 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND THE MEN ARE DEPICTED AS BEING A GOOD DEAL OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT JUDGING BY EXPERIENCE.  NOW IF YOU THINK THE TITLE OF THE ABOVE ARTICLE IS HIGHLY BIASED PLEASE STAND BY . . .

Short man syndrome really does exist, Oxford University finds
Feeling smaller makes people feel paranoid, mistrustful and more likely to think that people are staring or talking about them, a study by Oxford University finds
 
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By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent
7:00AM GMT 29 Jan 2014

Short man syndrome really does exist, Oxford University academics have found, after a study showed feeling smaller makes people paranoid, distrustful and scared of others.

Scientists used virtual reality technology to reduce the height of volunteers travelling on a computer-simulated Tube train by 10in (25cm).

The experience of being shorter increased reports of negative feelings, such as being incompetent, dislikeable or inferior.

It also heightened levels of mistrust, fear and paranoia.


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The so-called "Study" used 60 WOMEN as subjects in this so-called "experiment, women who weren't even necessarily short.  The conclusion:  "SHORT MAN SYNDROME REALLY DOES EXIST".  THE AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE AND THE WRITER OF THE TITLE IS A WOMAN.

It's all in your mind little man, you should just - Get over it.
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ANGRY LITTLE MAN





MORE 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.

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CELEBRATING "ARIANNE SUPREMACY"



ARIANNE PROUD THAT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SHORT PEOPLE ENABLES TALL PEOPLE TO MAKE MORE MONEY.  (ABOUT $1,000 PER INCH PER YEAR)  DON'T FORGET TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAND TALL WEEK. 
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Short man Short men Short Man's rebuttal to Cultural Myths & Western biases toward Short men  (NEW) 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Short people discrimination Short man's proof to argue against the myths of Napoleon Syndrome, Evolution, Short Man's Syndrome

Where's my soap box?  Lights, microphone but no audience.   Nobody wants to read this! Yeah?? But, here we go anyway-man. And man, did I have a lot to write.  Would you tell others I am ugly?  Would you call me ugly to my face?

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First off, Napoleon syndrome does not exist. Napoleon was 5"6 around the time when the average height was 5"5. Short man syndrome also does not exist.

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How many media, propaganda, commercials ridicule height?  The credit score commercials with 3 men show a short 5”4 ish, fat, bald man digging in his ears and smelling his underarms with a low-short 583 score standing next to taller and more attractive facially and body wise men with higher credit scores.  The take away is taller men don't only look better than short men, but also are more physically fit, smiling and happy, wealthier, and better investors. The taller man also taps the shorter man on his back and bullies him out of the space the shorter man occupies.

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According to ABC news and numerous studies women will choose a tall prisoner with no job who has terrible social skills and is not likable before they choose a short man of 5'4 who is kind and professional.


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A new blog from a short man.
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THE WANTON LABELING OF SHORT GUYS




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.
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Really Small-Time Crooks    (NEW)

The New York Times    

By CATHERINE RAMPELL

As we’ve written before, the altitudinally challenged often get the short end of the stick in life, with lower earnings and happiness levels. Turns out, these disadvantages also predisposed shorter people to turn to crime in the 19th century.

That’s the conclusion of a new study of convicts in Pennsylvania penitentiaries between 1826 to 1876. It finds that criminals were shorter than the average American:

    Specifically, we find that the hazard of prison entry for individuals in the fifth quintile of stature was 20 to 30 percent lower than for individuals in the first quintile. The lesser hazard for taller individuals holds regardless of the set of included individual controls, and even when we restrict the analysis to violent or property crimes, to rural or urban residence, and to whites and African Americans.
Nineteenth-century criminals were short.

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Just look at the title.  Even when researchers attempt to seriously study the role of height, specifically short stature, in any aspect of life, some idiot writer attempts to make a joke out of it.  Does this tell us something?
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Short stature leads to capture of accused bank robber
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By Cliffview Pilot
on December 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM




EXCLUSIVE: He wore many hats, but a man arrested by the FBI this morning after being tied to at least 20 bank robberies in six different states couldn’t overcome one distinguishing feature: He’s short.

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There is nothing in this article that demonstrates that the above man was identified based on his height.  You simply cannot identify someone based solely on their height.  It would be like ID'ing someone based on race.  It's quite obvious what the author of this article is doing.  He's labeling short men as more likely to be criminals by pretending that law enforcement people are able to identify someone based only on their height.  Whereas an exceptionally tall criminal might stand out among other average heighted and shorter people, making him more easy to spot, the same cannot be said of a man 5'4".  The title of this article is just another example of the more and more obvious heightism shown against short men by the media.

Here's the original article but with the title -
Six-state serial bank robbery suspect had height disadvantage.
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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.

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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."  

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

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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".
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Short men have to deal with an enormous stigma when it comes to romance.
Published on January 3, 2014 by Seth Meyers, Psy.D. in Insight Is 20/20


It's true that some women are sexually attracted and open to dating a short man, but a quick poll of your friends—or any group of adults, for that matter—will quickly confirm just how stigmatized short men are in our culture.

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Do women see short men as lepers? Not quite, though it does seem that most women feel that short men aren't relationship material. Having heard short male clients of mine complain about their jeopardized status in the dating pool, I can speak for at least some of them when I say that short men believe that women see them as less than or deficient, as if models pulled off an assembly line because they don’t measure up to the others. If we conceptualize the dynamic along a continuum of developmental stages, it’s as if women see short men as awkward teens stunted in time, desperate at a school dance and relegated to the side wall.

In short, it seems that somehow short men aren’t perceived as real men.


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Short men are not just stigmatized in the dating area.  They're victims of wanton discrimination and prejudice in other areas like the workplace for example.  They make less money for doing the same work.  They're not promoted as often.  When they are promoted they tend to make less money than they would if they were tall or taller.  They've been profiled in police training manuals in a fashion that no race, religion, ethnic group or anyone else would tolerate.   They're locked out of professional sports in the United States.  They're locked out of boardrooms (The average height of a Fortune 500 executive is over 6 feet).  Comments directed at them on Twitter by young women would be considered hate crimes if based on race, religion, skin color, sex, sexual orientation or other traits.  When the hell are these so-called "psychologists" going to drop the dating issue and start calling a spade a spade?
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Doug Flutie still flustered by discrimination against short QBs

By Ian Rapoport

NFL Media Insider
Published: July 5, 2012 at 01:10 p.m.
Updated: Aug. 3, 2012 at 01:37 a.m


Doug Flutie was listed as 5-foot-10. For his entire career, in the NFL and in the Canadian Football League, he wasn't just a quarterback. He was a short quarterback.

Over the years, Flutie has become a bit of an expert in the genre, a go-to voice in the discussion. And he has reached a damning conclusion.

"The biggest issue about the height factor is the bias that the NFL has about it," Flutie told NFL.com.

Flutie would know.

He suffered through countless talent evaluators and coaches choosing taller players over him, often to their detriment. Buffalo Bills fans still fume over coach Wade Phillips' decision to start Rob Johnson over Flutie in a 1999 playoff game against the Tennessee Titans better known for the "Music City Miracle." Flutie, no doubt, still fumes over being relegated to teams like the Calgary Stampeders just to prove he could win.


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HERE'S THE PROOF OF WHEN NOSSA, THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SHORT STATURED ADULTS REALLY BEGAN -




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 - www.nossaonline.org 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 January 3, 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. 
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BEATLE PAUL MCCARTNEY MEETS A VERY TALL MAN
    (OLDIE BUT A GOODIE)




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?
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Feminists Attack Short Man  (NEW)


11/24/10


Yale graduate and creative writer Nick Pedersen had an op-ed piece at The Chicago Tribune detailing a (hypothetical?) situation where he finally had the nerve to approach a pretty French girl who provided several strong indicators of interest. She giggled at his jokes, was held captive by his stories, and mentioned that she saw him laughing from across the coffee house in which they were talking. He was confident that, based upon his “performance” up to that point, he had secured a spot somewhere in the vicinity of her heart. But as they rose from their chairs, ostensibly right before Pedersen could get this girl’s number to secure a future date, both realized that Pedersen was three inches shorter than the girl. She abruptly left the scene.

Feminists had a field day with this. Some even vomited. They called Pedersen an insecure asshole, compared him to Napoleon, and, somewhere, probably speculated about the dimensions of his nether regions. They claimed he is a misogynist and that he objectifies women even though, despite his obvious physical attraction to the French girl, he extolled her intelligence, elegance, and developed fantastical long-term plans for their future together.


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Feminists - the good friends of the short man. 

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Societies Views on Short Statured    (NEW)

Samantha Hayes

The Unknown Discrimination

N -. Yellow. Fatty. Four-eyed. These vile nicknames are considered low-blows, immature, and offensive. Throughout history, nicknames like these were common; however, times have changed. If someone were to call some else “N -” in public, people would sneer and defend them. However, if someone were called shorty, no one would blink an eye. People have been discriminated because of racism, sex, and general preference but when your height comes into play, it is pushed off to the side. With discrimination, short stature is an unfamiliar topic. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination because of one’s race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual preference, age or handicap. (Short Support) No one ever imagined height to be an issue; however, society has a stereotypical view of short-statured people that results in discrimination.

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 “TodayTonight” ran a story highlighting this exact problem: a women was fired for being too short and young looking. (TodayTonight) Sara, the employee, was upset that she got fired over something that she couldn’t help – her height. Her boss said that she was too young looking and couldn’t be taken seriously.

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People don’t mind getting into your personal space as much.  It’s ordinary for the shorter man’s face to be in front of someone’s chest. It’s more likely for the short person to get shoved and tussled around. The shorter person is always the one to move out of the way for the taller person.

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Short people are unconsciously thought to be inferior.

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How did this come to be?


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Wisdom from an awakened high school student.

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NYC Women Don't Particularly Care For Short Men    (NEW)




There's been a lot of advances in recent years for short men—unique clothing lines, experimental procedures, more and more pint-sized stars—but it's still pretty hard out there for short men, especially if you live in NYC. According to a new survey, NYC women don't have any time for the vertically challenged.

AYI.com analyzed over 50,000 interactions in the NY metropolitan area to determine how likely female online daters were to contact a men that was 5’9″ or under when she viewed his profile. And the results were rather depressing: Manhattan women were the choosiest (only 1.2% would contact), followed by The Bronx (1.2%), Brooklyn (2.4%) and Long Island (3.7%).

“Cross-culturally, women show a preference for taller mates,” Dr. Jill Shapiro, a biological anthropologist at Columbia University, explained to the Post. “Most people think it’s related to sexual selection. Taller men are perceived to be healthier, be better providers. By being tall, you are signaling that you have good genes.” And a higher-paying job.

But there is hope for short men, and it resides a stone's throw away in the mythical land of Jersey City, where women aren't quite as discerning when it comes to height. “It’s going against the normal pattern for most humans,” Shapiro said of Jersey City women. Well, we are talking about a place where people occasionally eat their own fingers and rents are not ridiculously high, so yeah, things are different over there.


Dr. Jill Shapiro biological anthropologist says:  " . . . by being tall, you are signaling that you have good genes."  I wonder what Dr. Jill Shapiro biological anthropologist would say if someone said, "by being White you are signaling that you have good genes".  Of course race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,  and a few other traits are off-limits to prejudice.  Even so-called "scientists" and academics are height bigots.  And they're proud of it too - like Dr. Jill Shapiro.  But there is hope for short men.  And it lies in Jersey City where those sick, sick, women are "going against the normal pattern for most humans", according to height bigot Shapiro. 

Get your head out of the sand short men.

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Are women not interested in short men?    (NEW)

  

There are many things that might put people off the idea of dating someone, and it seems height is a major influence in such a decision.

It goes without saying there is nothing you can do about how tall you are, so if you are a little vertically challenged it might be a good idea to focus on chatting only to other short people.


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Imagine advising Blacks to only chat to other Blacks.  Imagine advising Hispanics to only chat to other Hispanics.  Imagine advising [your group here] to only chat with members of that group.  The bias against short men is now becoming more and more blatant and more and more 'in-your-face'.  The photo above is saying "We'll drink to that!".

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Small dogs behave badly, like short men: study    (NEW)


December 18, 2013



Small dogs may suffer from a canine equivalent of short man syndrome, researchers believe, making them more aggressive and prone to mount people and objects.

Regardless of breed, the smaller the dog is, the more likely it is to be unruly, aggressive, noisy and prone to ''humping'', a study by the University of Sydney found.


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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???
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THIS IS WHAT PASSES FOR A COMEDIAN TODAY -



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.
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Claim: Female Archie Comics CEO Calls Male Employees 'Penis,' Says not Harassment  (NEW)
by Breitbart News December 3, 2013




A claim made by several members of the Archie Comics family suggests one of the company's CEOs behaves in a fashion that wouldn't be suitable for its own comics. They alleged Nancy Silberkleit repeatedly called male employees "penis" rather than their actual names, part of a discriminatory atmosphere within the company.


Silberkleit denied the charges and says there's a good reason why she cannot be accused of discrimination--the employees in question are all white men.

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Wouldn't be surprised if they're short too.  Their heights weren't mentioned.
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2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid TV Spot, 'Large or in Charge'  (NEW)




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.





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”.
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Broadcast of November 22, 2013
- Joe kicks off with a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy and discusses his attendance at the Symposium on the Assassination.  The webmaster talks about how the accused assassin was continuously paraded about with significantly taller Dallas Police officers making him appear to be a "little man".  Joe then leads the discussion quite rapidly into the topic of heightism and also how authoritarians and society in general look down upon short men.

Photo section
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Where one woman sets the bar for a man who comes courting    (NEW)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 –

I was talking to a friend the other day and somehow our conversation turned to the subject of how most men usually make a very poor impression on first dates, and our chat went a little something like this:

“Ever since I got divorced, my match-making big sister has been trying to get me to go out on dates,” explained my friend. “For years now, I’ve been able to get out of it, but she just never stops trying. I know she means well and wants to be helpful, but I have told her over and over again that my dogs and I are perfectly happy to have our home all to ourselves now and that I have no urge to have a man underfoot 24/7 again.  Anyway, a few weeks ago, I couldn’t stand her pleading any longer and I very reluctantly agreed to let her set up a date for me with one of the guys she thinks will make me happy as a clam. So she gives him my phone number and he calls up and asks if I would like to go to dinner with him. Now no way do I want to go on a dinner date, since that would be at night and who knows what is expected of women nowadays after the sun goes down. So I tell him I can only meet him for lunch since I don’t have anyone who can watch my dogs at night. I know that was a pretty lame excuse, but he seemed to buy it and I told him I would leave all the lunch date details up to him. So guess what he goes and does?”
“What?”
“He picks out the fanciest place in town to have lunch, which means I have to dig through my entire closet to come up with something appropriate to wear, which turned out to include my new boots, and that turned into a whole other can of worms that I will explain later. So, feeling like I wanted to throw up, I show up at the fancy restaurant determined to have a nice lunch and there he is, smiling from ear-to-ear and actually not looking as bad as I thought he would. I mean, my sister’s taste in men is what you might generously call eclectic, and for some reason, most of them are bald. But this guy at least had some hair and it was even properly combed.”
“So, it sounds like your lunch date was off to a good start,” I said.
“It was, but things started to go downhill in a real big hurry!”

“How come?”

“Well, to begin with, he was short . . .

Something tells us we're going to see more articles like this in the future. - A lot more.
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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.

Gsjackson, the PUA people are only right to a very small extent. Dudley Moore may be one exception, but there are millions of other examples that prove that height is an issue. One in a million does not debunk a general rule.

The fact is, you can tell yourself that it's not an issue or that you are tall. But if you aren't, people will still see you as short.

Question for the "thoughts/attitude creates reality" people:

Everyone thought the Titanic was unsinkable. They didn't make an issue out of it. But that didn't prevent it from sinking did it?

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the American sailors at Pearl Harbor didn't make an issue out of being attacked. But they did.

The lesson is you can't control what others think, regardless of your own attitude about yourself.

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SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST! 

BROADCAST OF NOVEMBER 1, 2013
(PART I, PART II)
- Joe really attacks heightism, height bigots, "Tiny Toms" and expose some of the most common stiuations the short guy faces.  Joe talks about the heightism documentary he participated in in 2006 and Women's reactions to tall men.  Brent adds a new dimension to the webmaster's vast experience.  The broadcast makes for 90+ minutes of information no short person should miss!!!
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SHORT MAN BITCH-SLAPPED IN HONG KONG!!!





Must be Hegemonic Masculinity.

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heightism,height discrimination,short people,short men

Height discrimination a concern  (NEW)

While discrimination of gender or race is prevalent, shortness is a valid problem effecting the workplace

James Popkie
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 3:54 am


Many different types of discrimination are given extensive coverage in our educational system and in the media. However, one incredibly common type of discrimination is often ignored: discrimination against short people.


It is ignored to the point where many people are not even aware it exists, and can’t even fathom shortness being a potential serious detriment to one’s success. In economist and sociologist Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink, he talks extensively about the psychological bias that exists against short people, primarily in the business world, which can extend to how we basically judge others in social situations.

Shortness is seen, often at a subconscious level, as synonymous with weakness and a lack of confidence and power. In Gladwell’s polling of around half Fortune’s 500 CEOs, a mere ten were 5’6 or less; and while only 14.5 per cent of all American men are six foot or taller, among the 500 CEO’s that number was 58 per cent.

Researchers he cited have found out that a person who is 6”0 will make, on average, over $5500 more per year than someone who is 5”5. While discrimination against short people may not be one of the more overtly harmful forms of discrimination, the lack of attention paid to it makes it one of the most insidiously and subtly harmful.

Many people discriminate against short people without even realizing it: subconsciously thinking of them as a lesser human being because they are less in stature. Shortness can be related subconsciously to a lack of power, and thus our minds can be attuned to automatically judge short people as weaker without even realizing it.

The inverse of this is the concept of the “Napoleon Complex”, which basically implies that if a short person acts assertively or overconfidently, it must be attributed to overcompensation for their shortness.

The most egregious thing the “Napoleon Complex” theory implies is that if a tall person acts in such a cocky manner, it would just be seen as normal behaviour, but if a short person does, it’s automatically an act of overcompensation.

This creates a horrendous double standard in which certain types of behavior are only deemed appropriate if certain people embody them and not others.

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While I don’t want affirmative action for short people, or any kind of “short power” movement that is spiteful toward taller people, I do think this is a type of discrimination that society ignores far too much.While I don’t want affirmative action for short people, or any kind of “short power” movement that is spiteful toward taller people, I do think this is a type of discrimination that society ignores far too much.

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Author believes discrimination against short people is ignored, psychological bias against them exists, people do it without even thinking about it, the so-called "Napoleon Complex" is "egregious", etc., but he doesn't want a "short power" movement or any legislation for short people.  In other words, let's talk about it, but don't you little shrimps dare do anything about it.
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Broadcast of October 18, 2013 - A very interesting discussion with former NOSSA secretary.
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Shameless Rant: Clothing Industry Hates Short Men    (NEW)
October 1, 2013

The Vast Majority of Clothing Retailers Completely Ignore Men Under 5’8″

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I went to the mall the other day. Didn’t really need anything particular, just felt like trying on some new clothes. I left three hours later, angry and very disappointed in major retailers (even some of my favorite stores). Nothing fit. Most places didn’t even stock small sizes – some didn’t even have mediums left on the racks – and the small sizes that were available were too big.

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Most of these shirts would fit perfectly if I were two or three inches taller, and there are plenty of guys who are shorter than me. I mean, this is crazy. “Small” and “medium” clothes don’t fit small and medium men. You know who they do fit? 6 foot 2 models:




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Medium size fits 6'2" man.  It's all in your mind little man.
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Melissa Rauch Is Terrified Of Short Guys & Teen Girls - CONAN on TBS    (NEW)




Uh-Oh!  Lifting weights time!!!
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The dwarf lit on fire during Mad Monday has brought a second Saint into the debacle  (NEW)

AAP
Herald Sun
September 04, 2013 8:22PM


THE dwarf whose clothes were burnt during the Mad Monday debacle claims St Kilda star Leigh Montagna refused to pay for damages.

Montagna's teammate Clinton Jones has apologised and will pay $3000 to a charity after he burnt Blake Johnston's clothes with a lighter in a prank that went horribly wrong.

Jones named as dwarf lighter

Johnston, an entertainer known as Mr Big, said Montagna had hired him and a colleague to work at the Saints players' Mad Monday function this week as fake security staff.

After Jones burnt him, Johnston said he sent Montagna an email and asked for the burnt clothes to be replaced.

In an interview with Nine Network's A Current Affair, Johnston said Montagna rejected the request.

According to Johnston, Montagna replied in an email: "If you actually followed your job description and said you would entertain us, I would be happy to.

"But to sit on a seat and drink water for two hours and still want your money does not constitute work in my book.

"I am sorry if you felt your clothes were affected, but I also feel ripped off that I paid you money to entertain and you did not make any effort to try and entertain.

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A man sets another man on fire and is referred to as a "Dwarf lighter".  
Quiz:  What would he be called if he set a 7'3" basketball player on fire?
Answer: He'd be called a criminal and would have been charged with aggravated assault and possibly attempted murder.

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Why do I keep attracting short men?    (NEW)

Discussion in 'The Vestibule' started by Dont_Judge_Me, Sep 7, 2013.



Date Posted: Sep 7, 2013
 
I'm 5'1" and for some reason short men assume that I would be interested in dating them when I prefer a man who is at least 6'0" tall. How can I stop attracting short men? I do get tall men asking me out but attract too many guys who are shorter than 5'10" and I have to keep telling them that I am not interested in them. Some even expect me to have a lower height preference because I am short but like any normal woman, I like my men tall. How can I stop attracting short guys and get the attention of more tall good looking guys?

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The question should be:  How can short men learn to spot women like her? 
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ST KILDA midfielder Clinton Jones has been named as the player who set a dwarf entertainer on fire during the club's Mad Monday celebrations.    (NEW)


A spokeswoman for the club confirmed the 29-year-old had apologised to the victim and will make a donation to a children's charity.

Jones will also cop a $3000 fine but still faces the outcome of a police investigation into the incident.

St Kilda released a statement saying: "St Kilda Football Club wishes to advise that player Clinton Jones has offered his sincere apologies to entertainer Blake Johnston for an inadvertent action at a players' end of year celebration yesterday."

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"I sincerely apologise to Mr Johnston and have done so personally today."

"As a playing group we were engaged in end of season activities which in hindsight were quite childish. I made an error of judgement in including Mr Johnston in the activity.
 
"I am embarrassed if this has caused angst and certainly had no intention to cause any harm to anyone, including the St Kilda Football Club and its members."

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He made and error of judgement in including Mr. Johnston in the wonderful activity of setting him on fire.
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COSMETIC LEG LENGTHENING TRAGEDY IN IRAN    (NEW)






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Talking Footy - Andrew Demetriou in Laughing Fit Over Dwarf Set on Fire    (NEW)





What's the matter little man?  Can't you take a joke?
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Heightism against short people
Discrimination faced by short-statured people no laughing matter    (NEW)

So was it setting someone alight that was the funny part? That doesn't sound right. Oh, wait! It was the dwarf! That's why it was funny. Because we all know those little guys are just hilarious ...

Stella Young    
theguardian.com, Tuesday 3 September 2013 22.42 BST

In news that will surprise absolutely no one, a St Kilda football player has allegedly done something stupid.

According to news reports last night and this morning, self-described "dwarf entertainer" Blake Johnston was performing at the club's Mad Monday celebrations when he was allegedly set on fire by a St Kilda footballer.

At time of writing, the club has responded only by saying that it is "continuing to investigate reports of an incident involving a player at a post-season celebration yesterday".

When the AFL boss Andrew Demetriou was told of the allegation on Channel Nine's Talking Footy on Monday night, he laughed. In fact, he laughed so much he found it difficult to compose himself.

"I thought they were having me on. I thought it was a joke," Demetriou told Neil Mitchell on 3AW on Tuesday morning.

Demetriou may well have assumed the story to be a joke, but what of the other men in the conversation? Presumably they knew it wasn't and yet they were all laughing along with him.

So is it setting someone alight that's the funny part? No, no, that doesn't sound right.

Oh, wait! It's the dwarf! That's why it's funny. Because we all know those little guys are just hilarious. After all, short-statured people have been objectified as and mocked for centuries now.

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It's not just dwarves who are objectified and mocked.  

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The corrections column co-editor on… whether the use of the word 'pygmy' is racist    (NEW)

A Comment piece by the MP Nick Herbert referred to those who take direct action on issues such as fracking and badger culls as 'pygmy protesters'. Should the phrase have been edited out?

Rory Foster    
The Guardian, Sunday 8 September 2013 19.04 BST    



Conservative MP Nick Herbert, whose use of the phrase 'pygmy protesters'
 brought complaints from Guardian readers. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

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This was perhaps the case just over a week ago, after a few readers complained about a Comment piece by the Conservative MP Nick Herbert. The article, published a couple of days after the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, opened with a reference to that famous oration, then went to criticise modern-day campaigners who take direct action on issues such as fracking and badger culls, saying: "King's heirs are not the pygmy protesters who move from one fashionable campsite and cause to another. They are those who fight courageously for human rights that are still denied across the world."

At the heart of the complaints was the suggestion that the use of the phrase "pygmy protesters" was racist, . . .

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Racist???!!!ightismst Short people
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The Roar launches Senate ticket for 2016 election: get on board!    (NEW)
 By Allanthus, 12 Sep 2013 Allanthus is a Roar Guru

The result of Saturday’s Federal election, in particular the make-up of the Senate, has provoked bemusement and outrage on the part of many.

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Because these are very early days in the history of the party, our policies are still at the formative stage, however – as the self-appointed patron – I’m happy to outline some key elements of The Roar Party manifesto:

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OH and S policy

All teams indulging in Mad Monday events to provide a minimum of two certified operational fire extinguishers.

In the event that any person of short stature is set on fire as a result of providing deficient entertainment value, the fire must be extinguished within five seconds of said short person being set alight.

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Where's the outrage by Short People?
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When the lines in the sand were drawn    (NEW)

Christopher Ondaatje recalls Lawrence of Arabia as the crisis in Syria threatens to spill over to the rest of the Middle East
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As I wrote in my story “Bewitched by the Syrian Desert” in The Last Colonial, until 2009 I had never visited Syria – where the great and scandalous Sir Richard Burton spent two intense years as Her Majesty’s Consul from 1869-1871 with his adoring wife Isabel. Eventually the allure of Syria was too much for me and I mounted an expedition following the 150 mile Burton journey from Damascus to Palmyra; then through empty desert via Homs and Hama to Aleppo. It was an extraordinary adventure – steeped in history. But I was lucky to get out in time.

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T.E. Lawrence was an Oxford scholar and archaeologist – one of five illegitimate sons of Sir Thomas Chapman and his family’s governess Sarah Junner. Chapman left his wife and family in Ireland, assumed the name of Lawrence, and moved to Oxford in 1896 where the young T.E. Lawrence studied history at Jesus College. While there, from 1907 to 1910, despite his short stature (he was only 5′5″ tall) he set out alone on a three month walking tour of the crusader castles in Ottoman Syria. With amazing stamina and an extraordinary ability to withstand pain and discomfort, he travelled over a thousand miles on foot and wrote his thesis The Influence of the Crusades on European Military Architecture – to the end of the Twelfth Century. This won him his first class honours and after completing his degree in 1910 he became a practising archaeologist working first on the excavations at Carchemish in northern Syria.

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" . . . despite his short stature (he was only 5'5" tall) he set out alone on a three month walking tour of the crusader castles in Ottoman Syria."  What the F**k does the guys' height have to do with him setting out on a walking tour???
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Bigotry against Short Men in Commercials:  Now 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.
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TIFFANIE DIDONATO: ORIGINALLY 3'6" NOW 4'10" WON'T SETTLE FOR ANYTHING 'LESS' THAN A 6'3" MARINE   
 

 

 

Tiffanie DiDonato, originally 3'6" now 4'10" after multiple leg-lengthening surgeries to make her taller, seen above with her 6'3" Marine Husband.  Video states husband is "almost" 6 feet tall, but use your eyes and your common sense.  Is it any wonder men lie about their height?
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Why Men Lie About Their Height   


Every man wants to be 6 feet tall, writes Joe Queenan—and that leads to a whole lot of fibbing

August 30, 2013, 9:33 p.m. ET

A few years ago I was having a drink with friends, including one who was dating a guy she had met online. Eventually she took me aside and asked me a question.

"How tall are you?" she said.
"I am exactly 6-feet tall," I replied.
"How tall would you say my boyfriend is?"
I eyeballed the man standing a few feet away. "5-8. Maybe 5-9," I replied.
She frowned. "He says that he's 6-feet tall."
"Did he also tell you that he has hair?"

All my life I have been dealing with guys who lie about their height. Deep down inside, every man wants to be 6-feet tall, even though the national average is 5-10. For men, it is like being a millionaire; it is a club to which a man simply must belong. Lying about one's height ,even when there is no chance of getting away with it, is a male thing. Like most male things, it is stupid.

When I was a little kid, the only thing I wanted was to be 6-feet tall. I was convinced that if I was six feet tall, people would leave me alone. I reached that height in my late teens and abruptly, as if on cue, the thugs, punks and bullies who had terrorized me all through high school called off the dogs. Forever. Thugs, punks and bullies always take the path of least resistance, preying on the weak, the elderly, the distaff and the short.

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But you can't lie about your height. Height is scientifically verifiable. Those of us who are authentically, certifiably 6-feet tall will call you out on it. We are not letting you into our club. It's nothing personal. It's just the way things are.

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Self-hating man, (Politically Correct) but self-loving Taller (also Politically Correct).

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Napoleon Complex: Francois Hollande And The Travails Of Short Political Leaders   

ANALYSIS
By Palash Ghosh
on July 11 2012 12:15 PM




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Comments written by French readers on websites that published photos of the diminutive Hollande standing next to the tall strapping Guards suggested the juxtaposition might have been intentional in order to make the Socialist president look ridiculous.

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But the height of high-profile political leaders is not a trivial subject – it has, in fact, caused a lot of controversy.

For example, the British media took delight in mocking the short stature of both Sarkozy as well as the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, referring to both as “pygmies” (in stark contrast, to the regal, handsome 6-foot-1 British Prime Minister, David Cameron).

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Same old S**t.

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Want to earn more? Then you've got to be tall and fat    (OLD)


May 17, 2009

Tall people really do get ahead.

Australian researchers have found that tall workers earn more than their shorter colleagues, especially among men.

A man who is six foot can expect to take home a "wage premium" of almost $1000 a year.

The boffins paint a bleak picture for the vertically-challenged, but there's good news for chubby workers.

Overweight people actually earn more than their skinny workmates.

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"We tend to think that tall people are more powerful and smarter, even when they're not necessarily."

Professor Leigh, who stands at 180.34 centimetres, said it was unfortunate that society was biased towards taller people. There was not much short people could do about it.

"At the moment they can only try and stand on a box."


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"Standing on a box" is a "professor's" solution to prejudice against short people.  Even fat people are advantaged over the short.  Still think heightism is a joke?  This so-called 'professor' apparently does.
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The Scholastic Awards of New York City   


A Matter of Size

“The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight.” – Pat Brown

Throughout the course of my life, I cannot count the number of times that someone, a friend, relative or acquaintance, has randomly turned to me, looked down and chuckling slightly, told me: “Oh, you’re so small!” (the exclamation mark is crucial.) Over the years, I have learned to respond to such insightful observations by smiling, nodding, and changing the subject, since arguing with people larger than me can lead to dire circumstances, as I discovered multiple times throughout elementary school. [Note to self: never reply to a five-foot nine, 170 pounder fifth grader calling you short with a condescending sniff and the words “I prefer to call myself vertically challenged.”] To protect myself, physically and perhaps mentally, as well as to maintain a semblance of normalcy, therefore, I have internalized the frustration, resentment and possibly aggressive tendencies in myself when replying to such statements.

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HEIGHTISM IS REAL - VERY REAL.  ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS READ THE EMAIL BELOW THAT I RECEIVED FROM A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AND COACH.  IT IS NOT "ALL IN YOUR MIND".  IT IS NOT AN ILLUSION.  AND YOU ARE NOT BEING HYPER-SENSITIVE WHEN YOU NOTICE OTHERS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST YOU.


    I just read your article on height discrimination and it really hit home. I'm a 5'5" high school teacher who is amused when taller students try to intimidate me. I quickly put them in their place and gain their respect. Been doing it for 20 years without a problem after the initial "let's get this out of the way now." My students learn they cannot intimidate me and there is an understanding
     
    But administrators have been another problem over the years. I had one principal who constantly tried to intimidate and bully me. I know it was because of my height by sublte the language he used. Eventually I resigned. To this day he still interferes with my career.
     
    I have also been my state's coach of the year for cross country as well as taking a team to the state finals 6 out of 8 years. When I started coaching at a new school the AD made so many comments about my height that I decided to stop coaching at the end of the school year. I finally had a sit down with him (he is 6'6" and black) and told him I was fed up with his derogatory comments about my height and reminded him that if I said anything about his race I could and should be fired. His response was "I was just kidding, that's how I am. I was just trying to lighten the mood." It seems like all I can do is walk away from the problems. The principal at the time (who has retired since) said "well, that's our Willie." I still teach at that school and enjoy it. Fortunately a few years after that I started coaching at a different school which appreciates what I do. I often wonder why the administrators at the school where I teach haven't asked me why I coach at a different school, especially with my qualifications. You'd think they'd want a former coach of the year.


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Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language   

Published August 02, 2013
/ FoxNews.com





Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.

KOMO-TV reports that the city's Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.

"Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'"

In an interview with Seattle's KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used historically as a way to judge skin color.


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Shrimp, runt, midget, pipsqueak, etc. just fine though.                                           
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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.

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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.

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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".
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Too tall....6'6" sucks.
   


posted Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12:24pm


I don't fit in planes, trains, buses or cars. I can't buy clothes that fit nor can I do normal things like go to a movie or go to a concert without some asshole telling me to duck every minute. I would like to do all the things normal sized people do like date and have friends but most guys just want to fight me like I'm the next contestant on granville st mma night and women just simply ignore me like I'm not even here. I can pick up most men by their necks but I'm not a violent person so I don't go out much and being ignored all my life by the opposite sex has left me somewhat socially retarded. I fill that role of lame men here fairly well because I can't get past the H in high without a look of fear on a persons face and cracking the woman code here is harder then finding the last digit in Pi. Looks like it's you and me netflix... Sigh. Under the troll bridge I go.

One of Heightism's beneficiaries claims victimhood.
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Short Stature and Growth Hormone
   




Nancy Snyderman - Tall woman.  As tall as she is, it's not tall enough.  Take a gander at her footwear.  The interesting commentary begins 3:00 into the video.
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WOMAN FIRED FOR BEING TOO SHORT (AND LOOKING TOO YOUNG)   





Employer afraid she wouldn't be taken seriously
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Zimmerman Defense Displays Life-Size Cutouts of Trayvon, Zimmerman   

by Ben Shapiro 12 Jul 2013




George Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara used physical exhibits in his closing argument to demonstrate to the jury the size disparity between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Martin was 5’11 and 158 lbs. at the time, while George Zimmerman clocked in at a clinically obese 5’7” and 204 lbs. The exhibit, which was not entered into evidence, was meant to show the jury that Zimmerman reasonably could have feared for his life once he was in a fight with Martin.

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The coroner listed Martin's height as 5'11".  We beg to differ with the coroner's depiction of Martin's height.  Below is the alleged convenience store footage of Martin. 



If this really is Trayvon Martin, he was no 5'11".  He was more like 6'2".  And even his family said he was about 6'2" or 6'3".  Lost in all the racial aspects of the Zimmerman-Martin encounter is the height differential.  If Zimmerman - instead of being 5'7" in height, a full 7 inches shorter than Martin - had been 6'9" in height - a full 7 inches TALLER Than Martin - does anyone really believe that Martin would have gotten violent with Zimmerman?  Doe anyone really believe he would have "messed" with Zimmerman?  And here's a family photo of Trayvon Martin.



Martin was no 5'11"

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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 . . .

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"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.

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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."

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 - "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."

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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.
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Short men with big machete rob cabbie   

July 11, 2013
By Mike LaBella mlabella@eagletribune.com


HAVERHILL — Police say two men who weren’t very tall robbed a taxi cab driver after he had just dropped off a fare.

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A cab driver who was sitting inside his taxi told police he was robbed at knife point and described the suspects as each being about 5-feet, 5-inches tall.

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Imagine that.  Both of them were about 5-feet, 5-inches tall.  Their race and approximate ages were not discussed.  Let's round up all the short men and have a good old fashioned lynchin', shall we?

"Think back to your days on the beat," a Royal Canadian Mounted Police manual once instructed. "It was always the little guy that caused the trouble and caused the Fight."

     - from 'The Height of Your Life' by Ralph Keyes



Make sure to read the comments.
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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.

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MY LETTER TO AKASH SHUKLA   


July 4, 2013

Read here

Akash Shukla was the young guy that had his legs lengthened 2 1/2 inches in a leg lengthening procedure several years ago.  At the time he was 4'11 1/2" in height.  He is now 5'2" in height.  He was also involved in the "documentary" S&M:  Short and Male.  Akash now has a book out.  It appears that Akash now is extolling the virtues of leg lengthening to all who will listen as if he was an acclaimed expert on life.  The communication that I sent to him was sent several weeks ago.  Little Akash has not yet returned my communication.

That might hurt profits.

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'Black people are like animals': Racist Facebook rants gets 911 operator fired 

By Rachel Quigley

PUBLISHED: 09:37 EST, 6 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:50 EST, 6 June 2013

A 911 operator has been fired for allegedly posting numerous racist remarks on her Facebook page.

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Below are some Heightist and hateful tweets by young women on Twitter courtesy of The Social Complex.  We didn't notice the dailyrag.co.uk reporting any of these bit, uh, young women, getting fired from THEIR jobs.  And these are just a handful of many thousands of similar tweets, many of which are far worse with respect to short men than this 911 operator's comments are with respect to Black people and literally put the 911 operator's comments to shame.  Why is hatred towards some groups unacceptable and hatred towards other groups totally acceptable?



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Women give short shrift to any chap under 6ft: Two thirds of women consider 'taller men' sexier than their smaller rivals   

  
  71 per cent of women say a date ‘wouldn’t stand a chance’ if under 6ft
    Same number said their perfect man was 6ft to 6ft 6in tall
    Driven by evolution and positive stereotypes about tall men


By Daily Mail

PUBLISHED: 18:02 EST, 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 01:47 EST, 20 June 2013

When women say they have high standards in choosing a partner, they may be speaking more  literally than you’d think.

Because 71 per cent of women say a potential date ‘wouldn’t stand a chance’ if he was under 6ft tall, according to a poll.

The same number said their perfect man was 6ft to 6ft 6in tall, and anyone shorter ‘would struggle’ to get their attention.

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It was not all about physical appearance though, with 62 per cent of women admitting they believed smaller men develop an ‘inferiority complex linked to their height’.

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Other ‘sufferers’ of short man syndrome included Adolf Hitler at 5ft 8ins, Mussolini at 5ft 5ins and Stalin at 5ft 6ins.

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Any man under 6 feet in height is now considered "short".  Date a short man and you're dating Adolph Hitler according to the dailyrag.co.uk.
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NYPD fights to fight crime with new ad, as Council tries to ban using ‘race, gender, or age’ to ID suspects   
  By KIRSTAN CONLEY
    Last Updated: 12:03 PM, June 19, 2013
    Posted: 2:33 AM, June 19, 2013


Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling, according to this provocative new ad (pictured) from the NYPD captains union.

The ad asks, “How effective is a police officer with a blindfold on?”

Read more . . .

They can still mention height though!  Can't let those little troublemakers get away!

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How To Get Taller
   



LITTLE AKASH SHUKLA THE STAR OF S&M:  SHORT AND MALE, SHOWS US THE TRUE "MEASURE OF A MAN".  HE WENT FROM 4'11 1/2" TO 5'2" AND NOW HIS LIFE HAS CHANGED IN OH SO MANY WAYS!  (FIVE-FEET TWO IS ABOUT 8 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE HEIGHT) AFTER HIS OLD MAN PROBABLY SPENT OVER $150,000, LITTLE AKASH NOW WANTS TO GET SOME MONEY BACK FOR HIS DAD, WITH A NEW BOOK.  ($150,000 IS ABOUT 3 YEARS SALARY FOR MANY PEOPLE)  CHECK THESE PHOTOS OUT.  LITTLE AKASH SEEMS MORE LIKE 4 OR 5 INCHES TALLER NOW.  WHOOPS!  FORGOT ABOUT THOSE RICHLEES!!!  COULD YOU PICTURE A BLACK MAN APPEARING ON THE HUFFINGTON POST WITH A BOTTLE OF SKIN-WHITENER AFTER BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR BEING BLACK AND WRITING A BOOK ABOUT HOW IT CHANGED HIS LIFE?
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Human growth, height, size: Reasons to be small 

Published on March 15, 2011 at 11:15 PM

By Thomas Samaras

This commentary originally appeared in World Nutrition, the monthly on-line journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association . . .

Almost everybody these days thinks that it is best to be tall . . .

This commentary explores the impact of body size, independent of body mass, on physical performance, intelligence, resource consumption, environmental damage, chronic disease and longevity . . .

Today, probably everywhere in the world, taller people tend to earn more, and are more likely to hold higher positions in their fields . . .

Taller height is almost universally viewed as a desirable physical feature, and promotion of increased height and body weight has been an axiom for nutrition scientists . . .

The world is becoming tall

Unfortunately, our rapture with greater height has clouded our judgement. In earlier times, a larger body size usually provided protection from predators or enemy armies – although not always . . .

Read more . . .

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Short Men Issues   

Posted by jeromefaraday on April 24, 2013

Sometimes, I hear from short men who tough they have it. While short guys aren’t typically a part of a disadvantaged group, there’s no doubt that, especially for a guy, being taller is associated with more success. And, for many short men, they hear about it all the time.

I am shorter than average and I heard it all the time growing up. People weren’t typically mean or malicious. They’d say something like “he’s so little” and mean it in a cute sort of way. But, as a child, I took it the wrong way.

At school, it was just as hard. We’d line up by height and it was always known that those at the shorter end were less popular. The same was true for playing sports. And, you don’t even want to get me started on the short men dating issues!

But, like with anything, short men issues can go away with the right attitude. As I’ve taken control of my life in other ways and gained confidence and joy, I’ve noticed the height issues also disappeared.

Dating, work, and other forms of success have started to come naturally and have nothing to do with my height. In fact, taking a create your own reality attitude is much more important in the grand scheme of things then any alleged limitation at birth.

So, I challenge every shorter guy to actually get over his issues and stop being so hindered by his height. You create your own reality. While you can’t change your height it doesn’t have to hold you back in any way: at work, with friends, dating, or anything! Create your own reality and get out there and make the world a better and more loving place!


Another deluded short man blaming short men for the discrimination that they face.  You'd be hard-pressed to find a Black man, an Hispanic man, a Muslim man, a Jewish man, a Gay Man, etc., telling his brethren that their "issues can go away with the right attitude".   WTF is wrong with these stupid, deluded short guys???!!!

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Was Benjamin Cardozo Hispanic?   

Progressives have a double-standard on race, science, and public policy.
By Leon Hadar • May 31, 2013

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Hence, policy makers have operated under the assumption that social scientists not only have the right to conduct research (in accordance with accepted scientific rules of conduct) that measures the social and economic performance of certain ethnic and racial groups, but that we should encourage this kind of research and take it seriously when proposing policies to deal with social-economic problems. So I found it somewhat hypocritical that Charles Murray’s The Bell Curve and similar scientific research that aimed to prove that human intelligence, including racial differences in intelligence, may be a better predictor of one’s social and economic status than one’s environment were castigated as “racist.”

That doesn’t mean, of course, that if some Harvard Ph.D. student proves that short men earn less and get fewer dates than tall men, we should attach any significance from a scientific or policy perspective to these findings—which is why when anyone comes up with results from that kind of “research,” it gets the attention it deserves from the monologues of late-night television comedians. And we would certainly be surprised to learn that this was a subject approved for a doctoral dissertation at Harvard. But then, no one has proposed public programs to assist vertically challenged men.


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No of course not.  If a Harvard Ph.D proves that short men earn less than tall men then it's insignificant and time for the comedy hour.  If his group or any other is discriminated against, it's time for action.  Why it's not even a subject that should be approved for a doctoral dissertation.
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Vanessa Lopez: Hit With Restraining Order By Shaq!   

by Free Britney at April 1, 2013 8:46 am.  Updated at April 1, 2013 8:48 am.


Shaquille O’Neal‘s ex-mistress and legal sparring partner of several years, Vanessa Lopez, has been hit with a restraining order by the NBA legend.

It's unclear why, but Shaq filed for an "Emergency Motion For Protective Order Or Alternative Temporary Injunction" and a judge granted that request.

Read more . . .

Shaquille O'Neal: 7'1"  315 pounds and Multi-millionaire.
Shaquille O'Neal's sisters: Ayesha and Lateefah 6'6" and 6'8"
Vanessa Lopez:  5'4"

When 7'1" 315 pound multi-millionaire Basketball Players want protection from 5'4" 120 lb. women it's okay.  If a short man, like Tom Cruise for example, did exactly the same thing it would probably be "disparage the little man" time.

It's all in your mind little man.  Why don't you just "get over it"?

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Woman Sues Shaq for Harassment   

January 13, 2010 by EurPublisher

The woman who lawyered up with Gloria Allred in preparation of a harassment lawsuit against Shaquille O’Neal has made good on her promise, reports TMZ.

Vanessa Lopez filed the lawsuit this week in Florida, claiming the NBA star sent a text message to a friend, saying, “dis is da numba shut dat bi**h up!” Lopez also claims Shaq hacked into her voice mail and text messages, using sophisticated software.

In the lawsuit, Lopez — who claims to have been in a five-year relationship with Shaq — says things went south after Lopez missed her period and Shaq allegedly reacted by accusing her of cheating.

Lopez says she ended the relationship, but then Shaq’s rather tall family got involved, making her fear for her safety. Lopez claims Shaq’s 6’6″ and 6’8″ sisters made verbal and physical threats against her.

Lopez claims she was especially fearful of Shaq because “O’Neal is a large, powerful, wealthy man and a professional athlete” who has law enforcement connections and the right to bear arms.

The woman is suing for unspecified damages.

SHAQ AND HIS SISTERS GANG UP ON LITTLE GIRL.  AVERAGE HEIGHT AMONG THE 3 IS SIX-FOOT NINE.  SHAQ IS 7'1" AND 315 POUNDS.  MUST BE THE "NAPOLEON COMPLEX".
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The bliss ended in 2012.  Guess Shaq was just a little too big for her.  You know what we say:  GO FIND SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE MOFO!!!!
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 "The Matrix Man" states:  "Why I "Hate" Short People . . .!!"





"I really hate short people.  And why do I hate short people?  Because most short people, I would think, that most tall people, whether it be man or woman happily enjoy being tall all the time."

Imagine.  He “really hates short people” because he perceives them as thinking that tall people enjoy being tall.  I wonder how much he would hate short people if he actually had a legitimate reason to hate them?  I wonder how this guy would react if a White person stated something like, “I really hate Black people because they think that we happily enjoy being White all the time”?  He also freely uses the word "midget".  I wonder how he would react if somebody freely used the n-word to describe him?
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The Good, The Bad, The Stupid, The Neutral, The Non-existent, The Ugly and The Perverted 

May 25, 2013

This is a brief list of people who have made their appearance in the last 13 years some or all of whom might have been believed to have been legitimate supporters or even “activists” for the short-statured and who have either disappeared, dropped out,  are inactive, didn’t exist in the first place or are probably in hiding:

Michael Calwell:  From Edinburgh Scotland.  Missing.  Presumed dead.  The Good – as far as we know.  Wrote the first essay on shortsupport.org way back in 2001 entitled:  ‘A Man’s Guide to Being Short’.

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Steven Goldsmith Editor of Shortsupport.org:  Still with us.  Might as well be missing though.  The Neutral.  His website – shortsupport.org was probably the original website dealing with height, that wasn’t a scam height increase site.  Features the webmaster’s original essay – ‘Heightism – The Last Bastion of Discrimination’, the defining treatise on heightism.  The website also features over 1,000 articles that contain information related to height.  

Read more . . .

Guess who The Bad, The Ugly, and The Perverted are, or is.
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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 Century.

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

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‘JOIN NOSSA' AD FINALLY ‘REMOVED’ FROM SHORTSUPPORT WEBSITE   

May 22, 2013

In an amazing display of awareness, shortsupport editor Steven Goldsmith finally ‘removed’ the “Join NOSSA - make a difference” ad from his website, over 4 months after two-bit fraud Matt Campisi announced that NOSSA would not continue.  This is probably the first time that Goldsmith has updated his website (either by adding new information or deleting antiquated information) in almost a year.  Goldsmith must feel a bit foolish now, after his large donation to NOSSA back in 2005 ($100).  Calling all short people!  Calling all short people!  Time for a better website than shortsupport!  Time for a better website!  Time to ring out the old and ring in the new!  Time to ring out the false and ring in the true!

Ain't it da truth.  Ain't it da truth.
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NEW!!! - Is Matthew Campisi involved in Porn, too?!
May 2013
Newly Discovered Article -- 'SIZE MATTERS: THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT’

2008:  HARDCORE PORN SITE – NAUGHTYAMERICA.COM – CONSULTS WITH NOSSA’S MATT CAMPISI.

Back in the “good old days’ when NOSSA (that stands for National Organization of Short Statured Adults) was the toast of the town, and little Matt Campisi and his stooge Christopher ‘Luda-Chris’ Hamre were running the show – 2008 to be exact , a hardcore porn site – naughtyamerica.com - interviewed the then president, who later appointed himself treasurer, and finally the so-called president again – and probably the last person left, of the so-called – ‘National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.’ Matthew S. Campisi,  now 35 years old, 1995 graduate of North Babylon High School, originally from Babylon, New York, who likes to pass himself off as 5’6” when he’s really 5’5”.  I recently discovered this link.  In doing a Google search I discovered Matthew Campisi’s name connected with an article on a hard core porn site.  I clicked on the Google link and it took me to the website naughtyamerica.com .   Naughtyamerica .com is a HARDCORE porn site.  We will not post the direct link to the web page on this website.  The webpage where Campisi’s comments appear contains hardcore pornographic images.  We are enclosing the Google link instead of the direct link to the porn site and Campisi’s comments.  If you’re under 18 years of age, do not click on the link.  If you’re 18 years of age or over, we recommend you just read the article.  The interview is over 5 years old, and we’re amazed that it wasn’t discovered sooner.  At the time Campisi was the president of the organization that the webmaster forced Campisi to start in November of 2006 after the webmaster’s complaints to state agencies about the website – www.nossaonline.org – being fraudulently represented as an incorporated non-profit organization.   Matthew S. Campisi, the individual who fraudulently represented the website – www.nossaonline.org as an incorporated non-profit organization several years ago, ingathered money under the false pretense of one, and attempted to falsely implicate the webmaster in Campisi’s own actions by making false statements to at least one state agency that the webmaster made complaints to, giving an interview on a hardcore porn site and discussing sexual positions and intimate contact with his own wife and others.  This is what we know.  We have to ask ourselves some questions here though.  Did this hardcore porn site approach Campisi for this interview, and if so, why?  How would they even know who Campisi was?  Did Campisi “volunteer” to give comments on sexual positions with his own wife or were the folks at naughtyamerica.com  already “familiar” with Campisi?   What kind of a person would volunteer to talk about intimate sex with their wife, and on a hard core porn site to boot?  We can imagine how much we still don’t know, although when you see the article, part of the website address may contain a clue –

‘porn-star-interviews’

That may tell us something.

Read more . . .

Google link to "Size Matters: The Long And Short Of It"
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Science Proves 'Size Does Matter'   

Monday, 15 April 2013 14:43

BY GINA G. SCALA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM


Sorry gentlemen, but size does matter; at least that’s the result of a new study.

The survey asked 105 young Australian women to rate attractiveness in men based on penis size, body shape and height, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Led by Brian Mautz, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa, researchers asked the women to view computer-generated, life-sized images of naked men.

The women were then asked to rank each image on a scale of one to seven on total sexiness; instead of assessing the three individual characteristics of penis size; body shape and height.

How well-endowed the male model was, coupled with his height, was a big influence on the model’s overall attractiveness, the survey found.


Read more . . .

Always the women.  Always expressed in terms of "a woman's choice".  Are you beginning to understand the psychology?

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"Short men should . . ."   

Recently I did various Google searches for:

Black men should, Hispanic men should, Muslim men should, Chinese men should, Jewish men should, Fat men should, Bald men should, Tall men should, Gay men should, disabled men should, transgendered men should, old men should, ugly men should AND Short men should.  You know how Google tends to complete the sentence or phrase when you type a few words in the search box, right?  Well, you know what I found?

Click here for the answer . . .


Society's pure Hatred of Short men is mind-boggling.  What's even more mind-boggling is that Short men tolerate it.
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Height Affects How People Perceive Their Quality Of Life   


Oct. 18, 2007 — Your height in adult life significantly affects your quality of life, with short people reporting worse physical and mental health than people of normal height. This large, peer reviewed study, which appears in Clinical Endocrinology, shows that adult height is linked to how good a person thinks their health is. Short people judge their state of health to be significantly lower than their normal height peers do.

Read more . . .

Read their lips:  "Short people judge their state of health to be significantly lower than their normal height peers do. "  Anyone shorter than average apparently is not "normal" in the opinion of the writer.
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ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR FOR 2006 STEVEN GOLDSMITH OF SHORTSUPPORT.ORG STILL ADVERTISING TO JOIN NOSSA!!!   

May 10, 2013

It was January 15th 2013, approximately 4 months ago that Matt ‘The Ratt’ Campisi announced on the famous NOSSA blog that his NOSSA sham would no longer continue.  Four months ago.  All during this time the ridiculous looking NOSSA logo has continued to be displayed on Goldsmith’s home page along with the ironic, “Join NOSSA - make a difference”.  Does this tell us something?  It sure does.  It tells us that Goldsmith, the famous “Activist of the Year” for 2006 (Named so, by the famous NOSSA Scam Artist, security guard, nomad, Founder and CEO of ‘Agitatethesystem’ -  another probable scam, this one originally out of Babylon, NY going all the way back to the 20th Century – none other than the notorious Matthew Campisi formerly of Babylon New York, Pensacola Florida and probably many other ports-of-call.  Of course, it’s not fair to give Campisi all the credit for naming Goldsmith the “Activist of the Year”, some credit should be given to Campisi’s little stooge, Christopher Allen ‘Chrissy the Sissy’ Hamre.  He had a hand in the selection process I’m sure.) - does not even know that NOSSA no longer exists and it’s been 4 months since he could have found out.  Wouldn’t he have known 4 months ago if he was such a Great “Activist” for the short of stature?  As a matter of fact his website – shortsupport.org – hasn’t been updated since last year.  That is quite a long time for a Great “Activist” not to update his website.  The title bar of his website reads “Short Persons Support”.  Has this guy ever really supported the short in any way shape or form?  I mean what has he done?

Read more . . .

Time to call a spade a spade.
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NOSSA WEBSITE "REMOVED"  

May 8, 2013

The website of NOSSA, the 'National Organization of Short Statured Adults' has finally been 'removed' from the Internet.

It all began way back in 2005.  In September of 2005 Matthew Campisi approached the webmaster asking him to be Secretary of the organization that he claimed he just began, the ‘National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.’  Campisi selflessly appointed himself as president with his faithful sidekick, gofer, stooge and perpetual dupe Christopher Allen (‘Luda’-Chris) Hamre originally from San Diego California and thereafter residing in Brighton Beach Brooklyn, as vice-president.  Steven Goldsmith of shortsupport.org whose website originally hosted my essay – ‘Heightism – The Last Bastion of Discrimination’ agreed to be treasurer.  What the webmaster didn’t know at the time, was that the ‘National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.’ was nothing but a fraud, a put-up job by the same two-bit petty con artist named Matthew Salvatore Campisi originally from Babylon, New York.

Read more . . .


Matthew Campisi's NOSSA sham has finally come to an end.

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Campisi “Agitates The System”   

May 5, 2013

This is a post on alt.support.short from way back in 2007 –


Hey man,

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about a 'matt campisi'. A while ago me an ma group (rock group) got ripped off by some fuck in Long Island NY bookiing us for a gig named matt campisi. This cretin was an agent, but we didn't get any booking and the schmuck walked off with our money. I couldn't find the sob after that. I just noticed someone with the same name on some height blog with something called nossa. I want to find out if this guy is the same fucker that's got our money. If you know anything just drop me an e-mail at ***@yahoo.com. I'll bet we're not the only ones that got stiffed.

with gratitude,
Kevin

The president of the
National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Matthew Salvatore ‘Matt’ Campisi actually responded on alt.support.short with this:

Hi Kevin

I am Matt from NOSSA. Honestly, I don't have a clue what you are talking about. I am from New York and you do have my name correct, but I'm afraid this is a case of mistaken identity. I am with a non-profit group that advocates on behalf of short statured folks. Hope this helps.

-Matt

However, we found this from way back in 1999:


Agitate The System
, Is A New Independent Record Label, Based Out Of Long Island, New York. The Label Specializes, Specifically In The Genres Of Indie/College Rock, Modern Metal, Hardcore, Industrial, Punk, And Emo Rock Music. The Label Will Produce, Distribute, And Promote Releases From Artists On Contract. Artists Wishing To Submit Their Materials For Consideration May Contact The Label At, Agitate The System, PO Box 401, Babylon, New York 11702-0401 Or Call 1-800-401-0241. Be Sure To Check Out The Website At, http://www.agitatethesystem.com/, And Emails May Be Sent To, info@agitatethesystem.com. "We Hope To Bring Some Truly Talented Artists Some Real Long Term Exposure In This All Too Often Short Term Industry. We Hope To Change The Whole Idea Of Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Artists.You Can Trust That We Will be Putting A Great Deal Of Time And Effort Into Developing Our Acts For Long Term Staying Power," States, Matt Campisi, Label Founder And CEO. "We Are Very Specific Regarding The Genres We Are Focusing On, And We Hope To Bring About Advances In The Public Interest Of These Forms Of Rock. Agitate The System Is Hoping To Make A Real Dent In The Indie Rock World And We Won't Rest Until Our Artists Are Heard." If You Have Any Questions Or Would Like To Contact The Label, You May Do So At The Address, Telephone Number, And Email Listed Above.

Campisi lived at the time in Babylon New York.  He was the only Matt Campisi IN Babylon, New York.
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'Sirius,' Steven Greer's Film, Claims To Unveil Tiny 'Alien' Humanoid   

By Lee Speigel Posted: 04/07/2013 9:44 am EDT  |  Updated: 04/11/2013 6:09 pm EDT

An upcoming documentary promises to show an alleged, tiny "alien" being that was found a few years ago in Chile's Atacama Desert. And when we say tiny, we're talking six inches from head to ET toe.

Don't be fooled by the apparent size of the creature in the picture above, as the following image shows its true 6-inch stature.

The film, called "Sirius," will also depict how readily available forms of alternative energy technology are what extraterrestrials may be using to travel here from the cosmically improbable distances between their home world and ours.

If this is all true, and that's a very big IF, it will certainly answer the ages-old question of whether or not humans are alone in the universe.

The force behind "Sirius" is Steven Greer, a former emergency medical physician. He's actively pursued avenues to get the U.S. government to reveal information about alien reality -- information that the powers-that-be have always maintained doesn't exist.

Read more . . .


You need to check out
Dr. Steven Greer on Youtube along with "The Disclosure Project".  Please read the entire article.  We didn't see any short jokes.  No playing of Randy Newman's infamous song either. It's all right to be small; even 6 inches in height is okay - just as long as you're not a human.  Short Alien, no problem.                    
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NOSSA Fraud Matt Campisi “removes” Shoe-lift Ads from NOSSA Website. 

April 15, 2013

From the famous NOSSA blog:

    NOSSA Website


    The NOSSA website will undergo changes in April 2013. Visitors will still be able to visit the NOSSA Forums and discuss heightism and related issues, however, other sections of the website will no longer be accessible. We thank you for your interest in NOSSA and encourage our visitors to explore the issue of heightism on our forums  . . .

The advertisements for ‘shoe lifts’ that were previously highlighted at the bottom of every page of the website of the National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc. for approximately the last 6 months have now been “removed” from the NOSSA website.  I guess Campisi got tired of “sticking it” to short people for not making him money and joining his pathetic NOSSA sham, or maybe he read the articles on this website from the ‘NOSSA FILES’ page, and decided enough was enough.  We’re wondering what other "charades" Campisi may have cooked up for unsuspecting people on the Internet both in the past and present.  We suspect that NOSSA was not the first, and we also suspect that it won’t be the last either.  We’re wondering if little Mattie has something else he’s using right now to rake in some bucks, or perhaps something he’s planning for the future.  In any case we’re glad to see the NOSSA website being phased out by the former Babylon New York native.  Short people have no need of pathetic two-bit scam artists like Campisi or incompetents like his stooge Christopher Allen Hamre.  Campisi now must go on to other things, that is, if he’s not incarcerated yet.

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Five People It’s Still Perfectly Okay To Make Fun Of    

27 February, 2013

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Also, this story serves as an example of how, in the blogosphere/media, there are certain demographics you just can’t say negative things about without expecting swift and harsh pushback. We’ll call them “untouchables.” Some of these people are protected for obvious reasons (children, the physically impaired, etc) while the protection given to others may be more politically-minded. Either way, the list of who you “aren’t allowed to” joke about and/or criticize seems to grow by the day.

Despite this, there remains some people who you can still shit on with impunity. Certain demographic groups who can still safety be the butt of jokes without anyone giving a damn, and here are a few people it’s still perfectly okay to make fun of.

1. Short Men

The perpetual redheaded stepchild of the human race (not that there’s anything wrong with being a redheaded stepchild), men who are a few inches shorter than the average man are routinely discriminated against, bullied, and used as punchline fodder by everyone. What separates them from others who experience the same thing is that shitting on them never goes out of style, never becomes politically incorrect, and never receives any criticism other than “Awwww. Leave the midget men alone.”

While the “protection” given to other groups maybe be seasonal, “shitting on short men” is like a pair of Levi’s—safe, comfortable, versatile, reliable, timeless.


You don't even need to read the rest of the article.
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'A TALL ORDER'    




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"Heightism is definitely a form of discrimination, and it's one of the last acceptable prejudices," she says. "We glorify the tall and stigmatize the short. You would never walk up to somebody fat and just on a whim say, Oh, my gosh, you're so fat. How much do you weigh?' And yet I can walk down the street and hear over and over, Oh, my gosh, you're so short. How tall are you?'"   Read more . . .

The bias is right in your face.  Just look at the video.  One short person asked to be interviewed along with 5 Tall people.  Short person outnumbered 5 to 1; Six to one if you include 'Dr. Phil'.  Shouldn't it be 3 short people and 3 tall people?  It's all in your mind little man.
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ESQUIRE - THE HEIGHT REPORT    (OLD)

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


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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?"

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

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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".
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ABC News Wrong in Saying that Stigma Against Obesity is Last Accepted Prejudice  

The Article Doesn't Even Mention Heightism


Calvin Wolf, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Jan 22, 2013


COMMENTARY | ABC News claims new studies indicate that stigma against obesity is the last socially acceptable prejudice. Obviously, none of the writers or editors associated with this story or its publication are short. Well, I am short. On a good day I, a twentysomething man, stand about 5-foot-6, about the same height as actor David Spade and perhaps a smidge taller than actor Jason Alexander. In fact, take a look at the roles played by most short actors, with the exceptions of Michael J. Fox and Tom Cruise. What do you find?

It doesn't take long for a layman to discover that short men are often used as crude comedy, being portrayed as inept, lecherous, or both. My wife and I love the CBS sitcom " Rules of Engagement," which stars Spade as the lecherous Russell Dunbar. The show routinely makes fun of Dunbar's short stature, with other characters referring to him as a "troll" or "gnome" for his inappropriate humor and crude pursuit of women. While the iconic character George Costanza on the hit '90s sitcom " Seinfeld" fared better, with his short stature being less frequently referenced, it was widely implied that his lack of height influenced his ineptness, both professionally and in romance. Short characters are more openly and more directly mocked than fat characters, with such invectives hurled at obese characters likely to lead to public outcry.

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It's gonna get worse.  A lot worse.  Worse is better - unless of course you're Matthew Campisi.
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From the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:

Bitch - a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman  . . .


See below -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrZij36N3mg&feature=player_embedded



Judge Judy:  Because he has a big mouth I’m awarding you a judgement against him of $450.  Now you can take your blue shirt and go outside, and I’ll deal with the rest of them.

One of the defendants:  That’s funny.

Judge Judy:  See what happens when you’re short.

Audience (mostly women):  Laughter.

Judge Judy:  You tend to become aggressive, and nasty.

Same defendant:  Better watch him.  You never know what people do these days.

Judge Judy:  Well, aggressive and nasty.  You can’t account for any other reason for him to be aggressive and nasty.

Same defendant:  Maybe it’s because he’s short.

Judge Judy:  Maybe.  Maybe he’s your friend.  You said it.

Same defendant:  You said it first.  You said he’s short.

Judge Judy:  Four-hundred and fifty dollars.  Bert, put him out (referring to same defendant).

Anyone can degrade a short person – especially a short man.  Judge Judy is a role model for feminists, misandrists and others who hate men.  Her audiences are usually predominantly women.  The short man, as always, can be disparaged far more easily than virtually anyone.  How many women do you think take their cues from her?  The ONLY one there that was aggressive and nasty was the good Judge.  We're sure people can find more than one reason for the aggressive and nasty behavior of this woman.  We’ll leave it to you.  (Hat tip to ‘
The Social Complex’.)
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This is What Social Justice Looks Like  



The Button:



One email from Geoffrey Arnold accomplishes more than 7 years of bulls**t from a certain "organization".

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From 'The Social Complex':
Geoffrey’s Letter about “Never Date a Short Man”
   

Vendor was selling a "Never Date a Short Man" button.  She apparently felt women needed to be warned about the dangers of dating short men.
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Marcus Freeman Short Sentence: Maryland Stabber Told By Judge He'd Be 'Lunchmeat' Due To Petite Stature   

Posted: 02/27/2013 1:54 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/27/2013 2:23 pm EST


One Maryland judge appears to have a height requirement for prison sentences.

The Capital Gazette has the details of why five-foot-one Marcus Freeman of Annapolis was spared a long sentence for stabbing his girlfriend, her friend and his own brother:

    “I’m going to take a little mercy on you, because I think you’re going to be lunchmeat in the Division of Correction,” said Judge Paul A. Hackner before handing down an 18-month sentence in county Circuit Court in Annapolis.

    Freeman, 25, of Newtowne Drive, previously pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault stemming from a triple stabbing at Woodside Garden Apartments in Annapolis last summer.

    An Alford plea allows a person to maintain his innocence, while admitting the state has enough evidence to convict.

The judge didn't pull this reasoning out of thin air. Freeman's defense attorney argued that he'd grabbed the knife used in the stabbing in order to defend himself -- something he felt he had to do on account of his size.

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Do short men have a right to defend themselves? We think that they do, if legitimately threatened.  However, wantonly threatening to kill a family member merits jail time.  Some people have not yet served their time.
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UK Website Features Fun Height Bigotry Pin - Only $4.17 

from 'THESOCIALCOMPLEX'

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In order to put this in context, you have to understand how this website works.  Essentially, NotontheHighStreet.com houses the products of thousands of independent retailers who wish to sell their wares in a broader marketplace.  So, one could argue that this website isn’t responsible for what goods are featured on it.  After all, they don’t produce any of the good themselves.

But wait a second.  Let’s look at the “Why Shop With Us” section of their site.

    We at notonthehighstreet.com carefully select every product for quality, style and originality.

    Our passion lies in discovering unique new products and we’ve spent a lot of time choosing the 50,000 or so products (and counting) that you’ll find here on our website and in our catalogues.

    We get hundreds of new products landing on our desks and popping up in our in-boxes every single week but we only select the very best. We insist on exceptional quality, so if it’s not well-made, it doesn’t make the grade. We’re style seekers too and are always on the lookout for beautiful design and detailing. And we don’t do ordinary – for us, it has to be original so we only choose products that inspire us.

    Why do we have such a strict selection process? That’s easy. It’s our way of making sure you’ll end up with a purchase you’ll love from the moment it arrives and for many years to come. Or a gift that will make you very popular indeed!

Wow!  They only choose products that “inspire” them?  Well then maybe we should start writing them short (no pun intended) e-mails, asking them what they find so inspirational about a metallic button which simply reads “Never Date a Short Man”?  

    notonthehighstreet.com,

    First Floor, Lion House, Red Lion Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RE

    info@notonthehighstreet.com

    (Please Be Polite)

And what makes this slightly more offensive, than it might otherwise be, is the fact that notonthehighstreet.com markets itself as a wholesome website.  They hand pick all of their venders and I couldn’t find any other types of products which could be viewed as even slightly offensive.  They don’t sell dildos or other sex toys (trust me, I checked).  They don’t sell racist joke books or Nazi memorabilia.  And I couldn’t even find so much as a “No Fat Chicks” T-Shirt in my size, or any size.  In fact, this pin is the ONLY thing I could find on this site which attempts to shame an entire category of persons.

Read more . . .

Imagine if the button advised women not to date men of a certain race or religion.  Can we imagine some lawsuits?

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Short Women In A Tall World  

Posted: 02/27/2013 1:00 pm

Leslie Rasmussen  Creator of Marriage-Project.com

I'll admit it; I'm only five feet tall. OK, that's not true; I'm actually under five feet. I don't say that very often, because just admitting it, even to myself, is not easy. There aren't a lot of people my height; so, the majority of people don't understand what it's like being this short. In my life, I've heard every comment about my stature from, "You know, good things come in small packages," to "Wow, you're so tiny, I want to squeeze you." At 6 that was fine, but at my age, it's patronizing. Most people know better than to comment if you're overweight, but for some reason, height is seen as everyone's business. And the fact that most people think their comments are compliments, is like me saying: "That extra weight around your middle is so cute, like having a St. Bernard strapped to your stomach; I just want to pet it."

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My height also seems to give people the license to treat me like a child. I once climbed on a seat on an airplane to smash my luggage into the overhead compartment. The flight attendant watched me for a while and when I completed the task, replied: "Good girl, you did it." This happened last week and the flight attendant was in her thirties.

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I realize that everyone has something about themselves they'd change, something they feel puts them at a disadvantage in their life. Mine just happens to be obvious to everyone. Even being short, I married a great guy, had two fabulous kids and enjoy my work.

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She didn't say what her husband's height is.  Can we safely assume 6'10"?
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What Women Want: Will We Ever Stop Stigmatizing Short Men?  

Jane Reynolds in Culture, Lifestyle 6 days ago

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Though its origin is much discussed and remains somewhat unclear, the term "heightism," discrimination based on height, and usually male height, was coined in 1971 by sociologist Saul Feldman. It is clearly something that still exists today. There is no denying that shorter than average men are stigmatized in the media, workplace, and particularly relationships; research shows that women prefer taller men. So will this stigma ever go away? Short answer ... no.

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Sounds like "Jungle Jane" doesn't want heightism to go away.  Oh well, there has to be ONE group we can safely discriminate against!
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Studies: Short People Are Dumb, Poor, Criminals    (OLD)

By Derek Thompson

May 7 2010, 12:03 PM ET

There are plenty of studies that claim it pays to be tall. A 2004 report found that each inch of height amounts to a salary increase of about $789 per year (controlling for gender, weight and age). Another concluded that taller people are flat out smarter. Indeed, no American president has been below average height since 1888.

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Update: Another study finds that shorter women make more money. Bakadesuyo concludes: "Looks like men get rewarded for what is deemed as masculine and women get rewarded for what is seen as feminine. Seems to make sense. I didn't say it was fair, I just said it made sense."

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It makes sense to discriminate against short men.  It's all in your mind little man.

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Why Short People Get Bullied at Work   

Why do short people get bullied?

Do short people get bullied?


The seasoned workplace bully will pick out people who they think are vulnerable. If you are physically short then they may decide that you will not be able to retaliate in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

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Picking on the Short One: Workplace Bullying and Physical Attributes

The glorification of height:

When parents tell children that they need to eat their fruit and vegetables in order to grow big, it reinforces the belief that big is good while small is less. By the time you leave primarily school no one wants to be seen as being short. The girls are given a bit of a pass as it is clear that their average height is lower than that of boys. These prejudices grow with us until we reach the workplace. Therefore short people become less popular while tall people are idolized.

The lack of identification:

Height is a very fluid thing. In Asia the notion of being tall is very different from that in the Scandinavian countries. That means that there is no single group that brings “short” people together. A man that is 5.1” may be considered to be short but what about someone that is 5.7”? Do they count as being medium or short? The point is that it is difficult to advocate against this type of bullying if the victims cannot be identified as a group.

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Do short people get bullied?  YOU have to speak up.
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NOSSA FRAUD MATT CAMPISI NOW MOCKING SHORT PEOPLE
  

He does it right in our faces and doesn’t care.  The two-bit fraud and loser named Matthew Salvatore Campisi, aka ‘Matt the Ratt’, one of the worst specimens of humanity ever to walk planet Earth, is now directing more of his own brand of spiteful contemptuousness towards  short people.  The utter hubris and hypocrisy of this man is just unbelievable on its face.  The scum who fraudulently represented www.nossaonline.org as a legitimate incorporated non-profit from 2005-2006 – until my timely complaints to state agencies about Campisi’s fraud – and then after those complaints were made, tried to implicate me in what HE had done, is now openly mocking short people and insulting their collective intelligence on every page of his National Organization of Short Statured Adults COMMA INC. website.

On EVERY SINGLE PAGE of Campisi’s allegedly soon-to-be-defunct organization’s website we see the advertisement:

WHO ELSE WANTS TO BE 2.4 INCHES TALLER IN 5 SECONDS?  SHOP NOW

FEEL SHORT?  TRY SHOE LIFTS  SHOP NOW


The preceding is part of an advertisement for shoe inserts to make you taller and is also a link to the website that sells them.

Every page has this ad at the bottom, even the FAQ page where it reads:

NOSSA does not endorse any manufacturer of shoe lifts or height-increasing shoes. Instead, we encourage people to always strive towards accepting and loving yourself as you are...short height and all. Some people have reported to us that the use of these shoes caused a psychological dependence on them in some situations. For example, what happens if you have to take your shoes off at the airport?  What happens if you meet a woman and you eventually have to take your shoes off with her?  What happens if you have to go to a formal or special dress occasion with your office-mates (do you have to get the special formal shoes?) What if you go golfing with people you know?  Do you have to get the height increasing cleats also?  What if you go bowling?  Do they make bowling shoes also? The questions go on and on. We advise you to think very hard about it before you order lifts for your shoes. It's a big deal, and you'll be stuck with them if you do it. Plus you'll be denying a part of you that you have no reason to be ashamed of.


Campisi’s goal is to “stick-it” to all short people with this blatant hypocrisy.  He wants to “do a job” on short people.  He’s saying to short people – “F**K ALL OF YOU”!  Why?  Because short people didn’t join his “organization”, the organization that the webmaster forced him to start in November of 2006 with some very timely complaints to state agencies about Campisi’s fraudulent representation of the website www.nossaonline.org.  How many people would have the cahonas to go to a hosting company, start a website and then falsely represent it as an incorporated non-profit organization, then advertise for paid memberships in the fake incorporated non-profit and also solicit for donations to this illusory ‘NOSSA, Inc.’?  How many people guilty of such a thing, who were then found out, would attempt to “accuse the accuser”?   We would not put Campisi above fabricating evidence.  We would not put Campisi above lying under oath.  We would not put Campisi above anything, if it meant covering his own worthless backside.  What kind of an individual is capable of this sort of unscrupulous behavior?  I’ll tell you:  A very sick one.

Read more . . .

Campisi gets in his last shots at Short People.

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Height discrimination a concern   

While discrimination of gender or race is prevalent, shortness is a valid problem effecting the workplace

James Popkie
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 3:54 am


Many different types of discrimination are given extensive coverage in our educational system and in the media. However, one incredibly common type of discrimination is often ignored: discrimination against short people.

It is ignored to the point where many people are not even aware it exists, and can’t even fathom shortness being a potential serious detriment to one’s success. In economist and sociologist Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink, he talks extensively about the psychological bias that exists against short people, primarily in the business world, which can extend to how we basically judge others in social situations.

Shortness is seen, often at a subconscious level, as synonymous with weakness and a lack of confidence and power.

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Researchers he cited have found out that a person who is 6”0 will make, on average, over $5500 more per year than someone who is 5”5.

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Many people discriminate against short people without even realizing it: subconsciously thinking of them as a lesser human being because they are less in stature. Shortness can be related subconsciously to a lack of power, and thus our minds can be attuned to automatically judge short people as weaker without even realizing it.

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Oh they realize it all right.  Just go to twitter.
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Duke students to protest fraternity’s ‘racist rager’ 
  

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – Wed, Feb 6, 2013


Students at Duke University are planning a rally on Wednesday to protest a themed fraternity party that some are calling a "racist rager."

Photos from the party—held by Kappa Sigma on Friday—posted to Facebook showed students in traditional Asian attire. An email invite included stereotypical misspellings ("Herro," "Chank You") and an image from the film "Team America: World Police."'

Three seniors from the university's Asian Students Association posted fliers across Duke's campus showing the invite and photos. "If you're not outraged," a caption added to one of the fliers reads, "you're not paying attention."

“This is not just about Asians, one party or one frat,” Ashley Tsai, one of the seniors, told Duke's the Chronicle. “This is a consistent thing happening. We want serious things to be done by the student body and the university so that this never happens again.”

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Asians - like many other groups - don't tolerate this sort of thing.  Imagine what would happen if somebody wrote a song with the lyrics saying:  "Asian people got no reason to live".

Imagine.

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CAMPISI’S PERSONAL BLOG DISAPPEARS
February 1, 2013

The National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc. will soon be “disappearing” from the Internet.  

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Now Campisi’s own personal Blog at http://www.matthewcampisi.blogspot.com/ has disappeared into the night.  This is the blog on which Campisi displayed such wise statements as:

•            “Any bitch can spend a man’s money, ride in his car, lay up in his house, order off the menu and spread her legs . . ."
•            “ . . . You must fight till your enemies are eliminated”
•            “You are nothing but a bunch of low life vultures . . . each of you are nothing but excrement.”
•            How do I feel about Gun Control?  Break into my house one night and find out.
•            “Are you a Sunday Christian?  Do you treat people like shit all week and then bask in the word on Sunday?”


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Matt Campisi of the 'National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.'  -- High-tailin' it outta town.   
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MESSAGE FROM A NO-NAME NOSSA PRESIDENT

From the famous NOSSA Blog:

Message from NOSSA President

Thanks to Brent and Shamil. Thanks to Mike (who I still believe would have made a superb President ;) Thanks to Chris Hamre  . . .

I am confident that new leaders will emerge and continue the cause. Hopefully, a new organization will spring forth from that. I wish any new blood the best of luck and hope that they are able to achieve great success. If NOSSA was nothing more than a seed that gave birth to new leaders, then I consider it a great success!

NOSSA President

Hamre WAS the president.
  Apparently he abandoned Nossa.  Nothing is said about this.   Hamre has now disappeared into the night along with his brief and foolish videos.

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We’re about as sure as we can be that the person who wrote the above was once again none other than the two-bit petty con-artist named Matthew Salvatore Campisi age 35, originally from Babylon, New York. The old Nossa president who we’re sure is now the new Nossa president once again, is probably the only so-called “trustee” left.  We’re quite certain that the person who wrote the above is the same Matthew Salvatore Campisi who fraudulently represented the website www.nossaonline.org for well over a year as a legitimate incorporated non-profit organization, ingathered money under the false pretense of one, and attempted to implicate the webmaster in Campisi’s own actions after legitimate complaints were made to state agencies about the false representation of www.nosssaonline.org.  This is the same worthless sack of manure that has advertisements for “shoe lifts” on  his Nossa website, in direct contradiction to his so-called “organization’s” policy on height “enhancement” products as an in-your-face example of his contempt for the short people who were smart enough to stay away from him and his personal quest for funds and also his contempt for the people who have rightfully abandoned him.  This is the same Matthew Salvatore Campisi that keeps his nossa forums “private”; that’s “private” for his protection, not yours.  This is the same Campisi who, on his own forums uses an Avatar of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  An avatar of MLK in prayer.  This is to make people think that he’s sincere and deeply concerned about “his people”.  The only thing Campisi is concerned with is himself and his financial enhancement.

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This is just about the worst we've ever seen -




But what do you think?
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Broadcast of January 25, 2013 -
Interview with Paul Cameron
Paul Cameron has a Master's in Communication from Ottawa University.  His Master's thesis looks at how short male athletes are represented in televised sport.  You can read Paul Cameron's thesis here.
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Matt Campisi of NOSSA – One last F*** You to Short People
January 23, 2013

We mentioned before about the advertising appearing on the homepage of the National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc. and that of course is the advertisement for “shoe lifts”.  This advertisement has been on every page of the NOSSA website for at least the last 3 months.  This is in direct contradiction to what NOSSA states on their FAQ page –

NOSSA does not endorse any manufacturer of shoe lifts or height-increasing shoes. Instead, we encourage people to always strive towards accepting and loving yourself as you are...

We think this is Matt Campisi’s last F U to short people.  Such in-your-face hypocrisy can have only one motivation, and that is hostility.  This is Campisi’s way of saying to short people, “You didn’t join my organization and make me money, so in parting, I’m going to show you what a fraud and hypocrite I really am.  If you don’t like it, go to hell”.  Campisi doesn’t care.  In a short time his website will be gone from the Internet, so who cares what people are going to think.  This is the way we picture this bum’s mind to work.  And we think we’re right on the mark.  What's even more poignant is seeing the ad at the bottom of the NOSSA FAQ page, where the above quote was taken.  If you haven’t seen the ads yet, better hurry up before the NOSSA website goes down for good.  The more short people that see what kind of in-your-face hypocrisy they’re dealing with here, the better.  His little stooge – Christopher Allen Hamre – must feel like a prize sap right now.  We think that Hamre finally realizes just a little bit of how this guy Campisi used him for the last 7 or 8 years.  It’s so sad.  The editor of shortsupport.org will now have to take down his “Join NOSSA, make a difference” ad along with the NOSSA logo as well.  We can only hope that the next organization for short people will not be a sham like this one was. 
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Is Matthew Campisi Feigning an Illusory Secretary?

From the famous ‘NOSSA Blog’:

Saturday January 19, 2013

NOSSA Secretary's Thoughts

I have to say that more so than NOSSA coming to a close, the thing that pains me is the reason behind it needing to do so and that is the indifference toward heightism and the fact that most people think it is a joke.
I would also like to add that while I was still holding my notions about how wrong heightism was inside, NOSSA was out there in the world in the face of overwhelming odds. I saw the documentary of the guys getting ridiculed in the streets. I knew that ridicule well because I still face it today. However, the guys from NOSSA were out there taking that ridicule voluntarily. That is something I will never forget. I had spoken out about how harsh the treatment I received was but was always met with harsh opposition, ridicule, and the blame was always placed on me for taking exception to the discrimination instead of on those perpetrating the discrimination. Therefore, the only tactic I could use was the "ignore it approach." At the time, I didn't know how wrong this was.
So thanks to guys like Matt who were out in the open doing the right thing. Thank you to Mike for extending your offer of friendship and being a warrior for the truth. It is still an extremely hard battle to fight and we are against great odds. Thanks to everyone who made NOSSA a pioneer in the effort with social justice. What I have learned is that the losing battles we fight courageously are far more worthy than the fleeting sense of peace we get by not fighting the same battle in exchange for a few moments of comfort here-and-there.
I really do see the people who speak-out about these issues as my brothers and sisters. So while the family name may be fading, that doesn't mean we can't continue the great family tradition we have cultivated here. It's sad to see this legacy coming to a close before a decade even elapsed, but all of you who got this momentum started, just know that your efforts weren't in vain. Thank you for having the courage, passion, and drive to bring the dialogue to a more equal and fair position. Society has benefited greatly from your efforts.

Peace and good vibes to you all


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There’s no doubt in my mind that this was written by Matthew Campisi pretending he’s the NOSSA Secretary.  You’ll notice there’s no name connected with this.  Campisi’s last “secretary” was Devin Love-Andrews.  And he has been gone since around September.  We think that’s how long Andrews has been gone because that was when Campisi removed the link to Andrews’ blog. That was also right about the time we figure that Campisi decided to throw in the towel.  Where did Campisi get this “secretary” from?  And why would Campisi even try to get someone to replace Andrews if he knew he was going to fold up this organization?  Well, we think we know.  Campisi has probably been feigning the identity of some new guy allegedly taking over for Andrews. Campisi would have a very difficult time finding someone who thinks on the same page as the person who wrote the above and who would be willing to actually be the “secretary” in a failing venture.  Geez, what a fricken con artist!!!!  I just never get used to this guy’s lies!  He’s always got a new one.  But I can always figure out that he’s lying.  “NOSSA was out there in the world in the face of overwhelming odds”, “I saw the guys getting ridiculed in the streets”.  Let me tell you, nobody but Campisi would write something like this.  Nobody.  One would think that Christopher Allen Hamre most likely would be the one to write something like this.  After all he’s been “with” Campisi for about 8 years now.  Do you mean to tell me that some newbie wrote this – somebody that Campisi “picked-up” for the last 3 months as Secretary?  And speaking of ‘Luda’-Chris, where is he?  He’s supposed to be the so-called “president”.  Why isn’t the so-called “president” making a statement?  Or is Campisi going to read this now and suddenly Hamre is going to appear on the Nossa blog at the last, and give a farewell speech?  Or maybe Campisi posing as Hamre too.  This is the problem for someone like Matthew Campisi of the National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc., you can fool some of the people some of the time.  You can fool a few of them all of the time.  But Campisi’s days of fooling us ANYTIME passed a long, long time ago.

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Broadcast of January 22, 2013 - The 'Napoleon Complex' Part II
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Questions    (From the famous NOSSA Blog)
January 18, 2013


We have been getting flooded with questions about our closing and we would like to answer a few here for you.

The organization will be closing permanently. This will not be temporary. The dissolution process will take some time but we expect it to be completed within a year. The website will continue for a short time but will eventually be shut down.

The reason is because NOSSA did not receive enough support from the short statured community in the form of memberships, donations, volunteers, and active membership participation. We could no longer continue to operate without your support.

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The organization that couldn’t attract members now gets “flooded with questions”.  By who?  All the short people who failed to join?  The Florida Division of Consumer Services?  The New York State Attorney General’s Office?  The Florida State Police?  The Sheriff’s Department?   Christopher Hamre’s mother?  Who???

It appears that, even in death – the death of Campisi’s one-time fake organization  - the organization that the webmaster forced Campisi to form back in 2006 after complaints to state agencies about fraudulent representation on the Internet, etc. – Campisi still – even now - cannot cease making false statements.

A lie is sad way to say good-bye.

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How men and women find a partner – the long and short of it   
Jeremy Laurance Thursday 17 January 2013

When it comes to choosing a mate, both sexes are heightist*.

Men choose shorter females as partners and women choose taller males. That should cause no surprise: men are, on average, taller than women. But evidence shows that partnerships such as that between the diminutive jazz pianist Jamie Cullum (5ft 4 in), and the model Sophie Dahl (5ft 11in), are even less common than statistics would suggest.

In the first study to examine how partner preferences translate into actual choices, researchers analysed results for 10,000 couples across the UK. They found that in more than nine out of 10 couples (92.5 per cent) the man was taller than the woman. On average, men were 5ft 10in tall and women 5ft 4½in, a difference of 5½in.

As some women are tall and some men short, it would be expected that the height relationship would be reversed in some partnerships. On average, if men and women were randomly sorted into couples, one in 200 pairings would involve a woman who is taller than the man.

Yet in practice, that is true of only one in 720 couples. Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl’s relationship is rare indeed.Past research has suggested that taller men are more likely to be married and to have more children (except in societies affected by war). However being too tall, like being too short, reduces attractiveness.Unless, that is, there are countervailing factors. When 35-year-old Brazilian lawyer Fabiana Flosi, 5ft 10in in her stockings, married Bernie Ecclestone (5ft 3in) last year, observers wondered what attracted her to the 81-year-old billionaire Formula One chief.

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"Observers wondered what attracted her to the 81-year-old BILLIONAIRE"???
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NOSSA IS GIVEN LAST RITES – ANOTHER MATTHEW CAMPISI CHARADE?   

January 15, 2013

From the famous NOSSA blog:

   
NOSSA SET TO CLOSE IT’S DOORS

    It is with a very sad heart that we regretfully report that NOSSA - National Organization Of Short Statured Adults, Inc. will be closing it's doors. Over the next year the organization will be closing up shop and will no longer continue to operate. The main reason for this is due to a lack of support from the short statured community. Without support no organization can continue and unfortunately, NOSSA fell victim to this very basic truth. The website will continue for a short time but memberships and donations will not be accepted. The Board of Directors wishes to extend our deepest thanks to those folks who have supported us through the years. We are proud of what we have accomplished and hope that others will now take the proverbial torch and continue the work that was started. Comments and questions may be directed to us through our website. Thank you and please continue the fight!

About 3 weeks prior to this announcement Campisi posted this message on the famous NOSSA blog:

   
2013 and beyond

    Thank you for your support for NOSSA - National Organization Of Short Statured Adults in 2012. We look forward to your continued support in 2013 and beyond. We will continue to serve as the voice for short statured people who are facing heightism and height discrimination and for other important issues facing short statured adults. We will be opening up our membership rolls once again in 2013. We have a few changes coming that will be announced shortly. We invite all our friends to share their thoughts with us on our websites and to continue to speak out against heightism.

Now how does a so-called “organization” state on December 24th that they “will be opening up” their “membership rolls once again in 2013” and then – only 3 weeks later – abruptly do a 180 degree “about face”, and state that their so-called “organization” “is closing its doors” and memberships will not be accepted?  How does a so-called “organization state on December 24th that, “We will continue to serve as the voice for short statured people who are facing heightism and height discrimination and for other important issues facing short statured adults . . .” and then, only 3 weeks later fold their hand and leave the room?!  This pathetic sham called NOSSA, Inc. was NEVER any “voice for short statured people”.  This pathetic farce was never anything but a farce.  And we are in the best position of all to see the facts as they are.

Campisi has pulled this sort of thing before.


We’re taking Matthew Campisi’s latest report with cautious optimism.  Too many times has Campisi cried “Wolf”.  Too many times has the fraud named Matthew Campisi made false statements.  The so-called “organization” that the webmaster literally forced Matthew Campisi to start with his legitimate complaints to state agencies about fraudulent representation on the Internet, and ingathering money under the false pretense of an incorporated non-profit back in 2006;  the so-called “organization” that criticizes leg lengthening and height increase products and yet, blatantly advertises right on their home page for elevator shoes; the man who actually attempted to falsely implicate the webmaster in Campisi’s own actions, now claims that he’s got a “sad heart”.  The poor dear.  

It is possible that Campisi is not lying this time, although way back in the spring of 2006 Campisi was also claiming victimhood and attempting to ingather the webmasters’ (and others) sympathy.  He also claimed at that time that NOSSA would not continue.  This was during the period that Campisi was fraudulently representing www.nossaonline.org as a legitimate incorporated non-profit not only on the Internet, but also to myself,  the editor of shortsupport.org, and very likely to Campisi’s little stooge, Christopher Allen Hamre.  How does an “organization” that did not even exist at the time, cease to continue?  At that time there was no ‘National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.’ contrary to what Campisi’s nossaonline.org website was claiming.  I discovered in the late summer  of ’06 that ‘NOSSA, Inc.’ did not exist and shortly thereafter made complaints to state agencies about the website – www.nossaonline.org.  Campisi responded with allegations  which carried no substance.  They were blatantly false.  Not too long after this, Campisi’s original message boards that were hosted by a company named ‘Aimoo’ were then abandoned.  And we believe that they were abandoned for one reason and one reason only:  to protect Matthew Campisi.  On those message boards Campisi made more than one false statement and Campisi no doubt realized this.  So he decided to change companies.  With the second company Campisi decided to make posts “private”.  We believe that this was not done for any purpose other than to protect Matthew Campisi.

The few people who are genuinely knowledgeable about heightism I think can see that Campisi’s NOSSA was nothing but a sham.

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We also believe that Campisi’s video-making days are over.  We believe that he dares not show his face again.

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What is hopefully the end of a sad and pathetic chapter for the short-statured.

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Tom Cruise: If Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Be Governor, I Could Be President   
Celebrity News January 9,2013 at 5:40 pm by Justin Ravitz

President Tom Cruise?

As the most famous Scientologist in the world, the 50-year-old actor fought for the cause of his faith with American and British leaders, and even imagined once himself in the White House -- at least according to Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's new book.

As excerpted in The Hollywood Reporter, Wright reveals that the Jack Reacher star consulted with the likes of President Bill Clinton, a member of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's team, and several key members of President George W. Bush's staff-- lobbying for causes important to the Church of Scientology.

According to one account in Going Clear, Cruise once boasted to David Miscavige -- his mentor and the head of the Church -- about his discussions with Bush's team. Marty Rathbun, a former high-level member of the Church who has since left the faith, relayed the conversation to Wright.

According to Rathbun, Cruise slammed actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenneger during the conversation: "If f--ing Arnold can be governor, I could be president," the star allegedly said. Said Miscavige: "Well, absolutely, Tom." A lawyer for the actor denied the exchange ever took place or that Cruise has any political aspirations.

The Going Clear excerpt also delves into the demise of Cruise's second marriage to Nicole Kidman. Cruise was "drifting" from the faith in the late 90s -- but spent five mysterious days inside the Scientology center in Hollywood in 1998. "He was not in good shape, spiritually or mentally," Rathbun is quoted as saying; at the time, he was in charge of "auditing" the star, subjecting him to an intense bout of spiritual and religious counseling.

According to Rathbun, Miscavige "blamed" Kidman, now 45, for Cruise's then estrangement from the Church. Wright explains that Miscavige "viewed [Kidman] as a gold digger who was faking Scientology. [Rathbun] says Miscavige was hopeful that if they portrayed Nicole Kidman as a Suppressive Person, Cruise could be peeled away from her."

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The article isn't bad.  It's the comments that you MUST read.  "Delusional shrimp" and "closeted midget" are just two of the many complimentary phrases used to describe Tom Cruise.  Wait till you read the comments on 'OMG!'.

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South Florida women — and men — audition for 'America's Next Top Model'   

January 5, 2013|By Erika Pesantes, Sun Sentinel

Katrina Roth was as showy and proud as the peacock tattooed on her forearm. It was arguably model-like behavior — for America's Next Top Model, that is.

The 21-year-old, who goes by the name of Imani, said she quit her job as an Applebee's server and dyed her hair blond to audition Saturday for the reality show, which will also feature male models for the first time this summer season.

The casting call for 18- to 27-year-olds at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale drew 185 women and 122 men. Women were required to be at least 5 feet 7 inches tall; men had to be at least 5 feet 10 inches.

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No other requirements mentioned; only height.
 

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Broadcast of January 9, 2013 - The "Napoleon Complex"
The webmaster discusses the fallacious so-called "Napoleon Complex"
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Infographic | Top 50 CEOs head and shoulders above the rest   
PUBLISHED: 22 Sep 2012 00:04:00 | UPDATED: 02 Oct 2012 13:06:13

Edmund Tadros

The only two female chief executives of Australia’s 50 biggest companies aren’t just outnumbered by men but usually find themselves looking up at their male peers.

■ Financial Review Infographic | How tall are Australia’s CEOs?

Kerrie Mather, who is chief executive of Sydney Airport, is 160 centimetres (just shy of 5 feet 3 inches) tall, while Westpac Banking Corporation CEO Gail Kelly is a handspan taller at 171.5cm. This puts them on either side of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ average for an Australian woman of 162.1cm.

But the average man is 176cm tall, well short of the average male chief executive. A survey of the CEOs of the top 50 listed companies by the Weekend Financial Review found their average height is 183cm – over 6 feet – and about 7cm taller than the average man today.

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Women CEO's are an exception to the rule.  They don't have to be tall.  Just as long as they're women.  It's all in your mind little man.

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Are You Short? Would You Ever Get Leg Lengthening Surgery?   


I’m 5’7″, but growing up, my female friends were almost exclusively over 5’11″ so I just assumed I was on the shorter side of things until I got older and realized I’m a pretty average height, if not a bit above. Being half Peruvian, the majority of my paternal relatives are on the shorter side, so I had that reference; nevertheless, I wished to be taller. However, since this is purely a vanity dream, I cannot imagine going through leg lengthening surgery the way that Massachusetts woman Tiffanie DiDonato did–twice.

DiDonato, 32, has a form of dwarfism called diastrophic dysplasia which has led her to have a “typical size” torso and atypically short arms and legs; as a middle schooler, she was only 3’6″ tall. According to ABC News, she’d always dreamed of being tall enough to reach objects above her, cook and drive, but was never able to because of her height.

So, starting at 8-years-old, she underwent multiple leg lengthening procedures that led her to gain 14 inches of height, eventually bringing her to a height of 4’10″ (legally on the edge of Constitutional Short Stature). While it helped her gain even more inches than expected, it was an extremely painful process: the surgery involves breaking bones and forcing them to re-grow longer.

        “When I woke up, when it hurt so much, you freeze it, almost like if you scream it is going to hurt worse,” she said. “All you can do is kind of let the    tears fall and deal with it and suck it up and let it ride.”


Now, though, DiDonato is extremely pleased with her height now, and has a husband and baby.

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Why is it that many of these short women seem to need husbands 2 feet taller than they are?  (Just take a look at the photo in the article)

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NOSSA HOMEPAGE APPARENTLY DISPLAYING HEIGHT INCREASE “SHOE LIFT” ADVERTISEMENTS
January 4, 2013


One of the frequenters of our website mentioned to us that the famous NOSSA (that stands for National Organization of Short Statured Adults) homepage was displaying ads for shoe lifts to increase height.  We decided to check it out.  Sure enough there it was, this day, January 4, 2013.  

 NOSSA’s Frequently Asked Questions page
states this:

NOSSA does not endorse any manufacturer of shoe lifts or height-increasing shoes. Instead, we encourage people to always strive towards accepting and loving yourself as you are...short height and all. Some people have reported to us that the use of these shoes caused a psychological dependence on them in some situations. For example, what happens if you have to take your shoes off at the airport?  What happens if you meet a woman and you eventually have to take your shoes off with her?  What happens if you have to go to a formal or special dress occasion with your office-mates (do you have to get the special formal shoes?) What if you go golfing with people you know?  Do you have to get the height increasing cleats also?  What if you go bowling?  Do they make bowling shoes also? The questions go on and on. We advise you to think very hard about it before you order lifts for your shoes. It's a big deal, and you'll be stuck with them if you do it. Plus you'll be denying a part of you that you have no reason to be ashamed of.


This is the website whose ad appeared on the Nossa homepage.  The ad is at the bottom of the page, right below photos of Nossa doofus Christopher Hamre.
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Short people face bias, disadvantages    (OLD)
By Megan Pearson on June 26, 2011.

Short people got no reason to live.

What if you were so short you couldn’t reach the top shelf to grab milk at Wal-Mart? As shocking as Randy Newman’s song is, some short people do feel like they’ve got no reason to live.

Anna Jones is a graduate from BYU.  She is beautiful, smart, talented, witty – and 4 feet 11 inches tall.

“I think people don’t think of me as being a real person,” Jones said. “They think I’m some sort of freak of nature that’s not their equal or a subtype of human being that’s not like them.”

Jones has a long list of disadvantages of being short.

“I can’t reach anything, I can’t touch the floor when I sit, and I think a lot of guys never considered me as someone they would date,” she said. “I think it’s definitely harder for boys to be short because girls can pass as cute and petite, but for guys, everybody notices. I’m sure they are much more discriminated against.”

David Hogg, 26, a senior majoring in exercise science, said being short while growing up wasn’t too bad at first.

“I remember the first day of seventh grade I got on the bus to go home and I walked to the back of the bus where all the eighth and ninth graders sat … and all the older girls were like, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s so cute,’ ” Hogg said with a laugh. “Because I was short I got to sit with all the hot eighth- and ninth-grade girls.”

But being short got harder as he aged. Hogg didn’t start growing until he was 16 years old. Until then he said he was bullied, pushed and teased.

“In eighth grade when I was 14 I was 4-foot-8 – super short – and I would get picked on a lot because I couldn’t do anything about it,” Hogg said.

Research shows the bias against short people continues throughout adulthood, especially when it comes to jobs.

In a collaborative message from professors in BYU’s Organizational Leadership and Strategy Department, they said there is definitely bias against short people in the workforce.

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Like we didn't know it all along.

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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".

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Ellen DeGeneres makes short jokes in JC Penney ad and angers some   


Ellen DeGeneres ad December 7, 2012 By: Marci Stone

Thursday, a JC Penney commercial starring comedian Ellen DeGeneres angered some people because the commercial pokes fun at short people, or in this case…elves. The ad is for JC Penney and it stars comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres sitting at a table with three of Santa's elves. She looks large in comparison to the elves, and she asks them to produce more toys for a JC Penney contest, and accidentally makes several short jokes.

In the ad, Ellen DeGeneres says:

    I know this is no small feat.

    Well, it's a big deal.

    Who wants a cookie?

The elves slightly grimace after the first two statements, but Ellen moves on.

One group in particular took issue with this commercial. One Million Moms issued this statement:

Since April, JC Penney's has not aired Ellen DeGeneres in one of their commercials until now. A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves. JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets.

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Yeah, right.  She made "short jokes and "angered some".  But 'One Million Moms complaint' had nothing to do with the "short jokes".  See the video below -





Check it out on Youtube too.  Take a look at the comments.  Do you see anyone - ANYONE - railing about "short jokes"?
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FROM THE PTSD FORUM -
Adults Of Short Stature Being Bullied   

Discussion in 'Symptoms & Other Disorders' started by James B., Nov 22, 2011.

Hello Everyone,

Very unfortunate incidents regarding severe hazing of smaller kids leading to suicide, has led me to post this thread.
It's for anyone of small stature who believes that their physical size is relevant to their trauma.

Being smaller automatically attracts weirdos and weaklings who want to have physical control or dominance, over another person.

Small people have long been one of the silent punching bags of society.

Being smaller as an adult, can lead to retaliation for having done a good job: it's very embarrassing to be "shown up" by a little person.(!)

Much of society does not see this stuff. It's hidden. The offenders seem cloaked in denial; society doesn't want to acknowledge another sickness in it's midst. it's too much: humans are beginning to look like sick out of control apes.

Much of society will never hear from those smaller adults being hazed or abused. They may have been coerced into silence w/ veiled threats of retaliation.

As the doors of bigotry have begun to be formally closed, those needing to prop themselves up, have had to delve into the fringes of society, in order to find something human to put down. Thus making themselves feel better.

This is why some feel that there is an increase in small statured adults being bullied:

1) the increase in highly insecure people, who have been handed their credentials due to their looks and socioeconomic background.

2) The criminalizing of certain hate topics, namely bigotry based on race (can't overtly hate them anymore!) and the criminalizing of bigotry based on gender.

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An awakened short man.  Most refreshing.

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Police Arrest "Tall Guy, Short Guy" in Connection with 11 Robberies   

By Erin Sherbert Tue., Sep. 25 2012 at 8:27 AM

San Francisco police tracked down the two guys -- one tall, one short -- who they say are responsible for holding up a slew of restaurants, phones stores, and even a hot tub business over the last month.

Officer Carlos Manfredi says police arrested 40-year-old Ray Faar, of San Francisco, and 48-year-old Bryan Alexander, of Daly City, on suspicion of robbing 11 businesses between Aug. 18 and Sept. 16. The duo became famous, not just for their crimes, but for their size; one guy is 5-foot-6 and the other is 5-foot-11; police had some fun with this one, and named the robbery series "tall guy, short guy."

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"Think back to your days on the beat," a Royal Canadian Mounted Police manual once instructed.  "It was always the little guy that caused the trouble and caused the fight." - from 'The Height of Your Life' by Ralph Keyes.

Should be an open and shut case.

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Has Two-bit NOSSA Huckster Matt Campisi Gone into Hiding along with his ‘stooge ala mort’ Christopher Allen Hamre?   

Recently, NOSSA (that stands for National Organization of Short Statured Adults) treasurer and its main knave, Matt ‘The Ratt’ Campisi, has made some abrupt changes to the Nossa website along with a few other doo-dads.  Campisi has “removed” (one of Campisi’s favorite words) the links from the Nossa website to:

Devin Love-Andrews’ blog
Campisi’s own pathologic blog
‘Luda’-Chris Hamre’s blog

Campisi has also “eliminated” (another one of Campisi’s favorites) any mention of the famous “Nossa Documentary” from the Nossa website and the Nossa youtube channel.  This is approximately the fifth time in five years that this has happened. In addition Campisi has also cancelled the previously “scheduled” ‘famous’ Nossa May 2013 Washington, D.C. protest that Campisi’s loyal stooge - 44 year-old Christopher Allen Hamre (previously of San Diego, California and at last report now camping out in – of all places – Brooklyn, New York) - had announced back in July.  Campisi also “removed” his multi-second tout videos and made his “backyard walk” video “Private”.  Apparently Campisi has reasoned that it’s time to hide his face again so that no one gets a good look at it.  

Campisi’s youtube channel -


has also disappeared into the night and can no longer be found.  Hamre – sometimes referred to as ‘Luda’-Chris - has also appeared to have gone MIA.  Hamre has not made an entry on his famous blog – Dontlookdownatme.blogspot.com – in 4 months. That can’t be a coincidence.  Perhaps he has given up in his quest to fulfill Campisi’s hollow and utterly ridiculous claim of him being “The World’s only true heightism activist”.  Or perhaps “president” Hamre has been given “orders” from “below” by Campisi to lay low for awhile and given some ham-handed reason for it, that only a rube like Hamre would believe.  Campisi is definitely laying low and we think we know why.  Whatever is going on, you can bet Campisi is behind it.  As far as ‘Sleazy Campisi’ goes though, there’s no doubt that something’s up with the tike who, back in 2005 and 2006, fraudulently represented the website www.nossaonline.org as a legitimate incorporated non-profit, ingathered money under the false pretense of one (some of that money donated by this writer), and after complaints were made to state agencies by the webmaster after discovering Campisi’s actions, counter charges were made, in an apparent attempt by Campisi to implicate the webmaster in Campisi’s own chicanery.  You can’t get any worse than this.  This is as bad as it gets – we think – or maybe I should say – we hope. With this individual one can never be quite certain that we’ve seen the worst.  Just when we think it’s as bad as it’s going to get, it gets worse.  We believe in our hearts that this man belongs in a jail cell, and we also think that’s it’s only a matter of time before he gets there, if he’s not there already.

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We fear the best is yet to come, or should we say 'the worst'.
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Broadcast of December 12, 2012 - 'The Plight of The Short Man' The webmaster discusses and reads the article below -


The Plight of the Short Man   

Having spent every breath of my existence as a man of below average height, I'm well positioned to give a macro view of being micro. It is a tough life, and the worst part is that it is the one cosmetic defect no one has sympathy for.

You think fat people have it worse. Think again. Fat people have a buffet of folks taking up their cause. Books, magazines, support groups, after school specials, and all the daytime talk shows are constantly drawing attention to the way society treats the larden; especially those “big girls.”

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However, because any woman of any shape can always walk into any bar in the world at any hour and find a suitor, large women still have plenty of options (at least relative to short men). A sizable portion of males even prefer big women, so if the large lass lands a guy craving "more to love," she can eat her cake and be shaped like it too.

[Note there is no equivalent term of affection for short men. We aren't said to have "less to hate."]

What about fat men? While it might not be a picnic to be a fat gent, they are at least assumed to be jolly. This is why fat guys get to play Santa Claus; the bringer of joy to children everywhere. Meanwhile short men are left to play the tragic, wandering elves.

When it comes to judging appearance, one of society's quirks is the nonchalance with which women are free to admit they find short men unappealing. Consider how many commercials, magazine articles, and sitcom episodes you have seen unapologetically articulate the notion of women dismissing short men.  If I'd grown a millimeter for every slam of this kind, I’d be chronicling the perils of being 40-feet tall.

[Note how the media is harangued for "making women hate their bodies" and compare it to the silence about the media's bluntly negative take on short men.]


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Some truths from a short man.

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Profile of the Sociopath

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Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

Pathological Lying

Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

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Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity

Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle

Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

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Know anyone who fits this description?

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Petite English teacher 'beaten to death by her 260lbs and 6ft 3ins pro bodybuilder boyfriend'    

  •     Prudence Hockley died on Christmas Day after beating   
  •     Allegedly killed by boyfriend Johnnie Wiggins in Seattle   
  •     New Zealand immigrant leaves 13-year-old daughter



By Mark Duel
UPDATED: 09:20 EST, 29 December 2011

An English teacher died on Christmas Day after being beaten to death by her bodybuilder boyfriend who then sped off in his car, police claim.

Prudence Hockley, 55, of Seattle, Washington, died after allegedly being beaten up outside her home by 48-year-old Johnnie Lee Wiggins.

They had built up a relationship over their love of fitness. She moved to the U.S. from New Zealand in 1978 and had a 13-year-old daughter.

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Ms Hockley died on Christmas Day at Harborview Medical Center from blunt-force trauma to the head, reported Woodinville Patch.

'It just is gut-wrenching, and it's so unfair. People have been robbed of a wonderful person' - Jill Jeakins

Wiggins was reportedly on supervised parole for crimes committed in Georgia and assaulted a corrections officer in Washington state in May.

‘I think we were all pretty shook up,’ her neighbour Miranda Meyer told KOMO News. ‘There was a lot of activity on Christmas Eve.’

Professional bodybuilder Wiggins is 6'3" and weighs 260lbs.

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From the Huffington Post --

Arianne Cohen

Are Tall People Discriminated Against?    (OLD)
Posted: 06/26/2009 2:28 pm

In short: Yes.

I get a lot of emails from average-height and short people asking why I bothered to write a book about tall folk, who earn $789 more per inch per year, have a longer longevity, and are slightly smarter. Do talls really need a cheerleader?

Let me tell you a story: At both my office and my boyfriend's apartment, the toilets are built so close to the wall that I cannot sit on them as their design intends, because my knees hit the wall. So instead I sit perpendicularly, at a 90 degree angle from the bowl, which, frankly, works poorly because the seat is an oval. This goes on a half dozen times a day. I've never told anyone this before, except all of you.


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Another big-time beneficiary of Heightism claiming victimhood.  Did you ever see a toilet bowl in ANY bathroom that was so close to the wall in front of it that you couldn't fit your legs no matter how tall you were?  Did you ever see a big-time publication like the Huffington Post deign to display an article written by a short person claiming discrimination of any kind?  (Incidentally, the webmaster challenged Ms. Arianne Cohen to a debate some time ago.  She has yet to accept the challenge.)

Time to wake up short people.

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NOSSA’s May 2013 Washington, D.C. “Protest” falls by the wayside 

December 2012

It was back in July that ‘Luda’-Chris Hamre announced
that NOSSA (that stands for National Organization of Short Statured Adults) - the “organization” that the webmaster forced Matt Campisi into starting by making complaints to state’s and federal agencies for fraudulent representation on the Internet and ingathering money  under the false pretense of an incorporated non-profit organization back in 2006 (some of that money belonging to the webmaster) - would host a veritable “March on Washington” scheduled for May of 2013, where all Short People could take part and protest side-by-side with the “Dyslexic Duo” (Campisi and Hamre).  Unfortunately Campisi recently announced (we think it was Campisi) on the famous NOSSA website that not enough interest could be gathered in the “short statured community” (like there is such a thing as a “short-statured community” at this point in time) for a famous protest to take place many months from now.  (It’s gone now, as are other so-called ‘NOSSA Updates’) I guess that isn’t quite enough time for one huckster and his stooge to get together a contingent of sophisticated activists to make a sufficient enough impression on the Government of the U.S. to pass laws to prevent discrimination against short people like you and me.  Either that, or it was just a scam to begin with, which is what I suspect.  Which begs the question of why depict such a charade in the first place?  Could it be that Campisi got the “idea” from the “100 midget march” and he wanted to “impress” people?

Oh shucks!  What’s a short man to do!?  One would think that a good huckster would have learned something after 5 years of nobody responding to a famous “Backstage ad” for a famous “documentary”.  One would think that ‘Luda’- Chris Hamre, the famous Californian who emigrated to New York City so that he could make $12 an hour in the mail room, and be used as a “front man” by one no less than Matthew Campisi, would have learned something – ANYTHING – in the last 6 years or so, while looking at the four walls of his one-room, Brooklyn apartment.

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Singled Out: Are Unmarried People Discriminated Against?  

Feb 6, 2012 4:45 AM EST

From health insurance to housing, singletons get the short end of the stick. Maura Kelly explores the rights of the unwed.

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Activists say that unmarried people are systematically discriminated against. They pay more for health and car insurance than married people do. They don’t get the same kind of tax breaks. Co-op boards, mortgage brokers, and landlords often pass them over. So do the employers with the power to promote them. “Singleism—stereotyping, stigmatizing, and discrimination against people who are single—is largely unrecognized and unchallenged,” says activist Bella DePaulo, the author of Singled Out.

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“My argument is wider-reaching: why does anyone have to be part of any kind of couple to get the same federal benefits and protections as anyone else?” She adds: “People don’t notice singleism, and if their attention is called to it, they think there’s nothing wrong.” That’s why, for instance, car and health insurance companies get away with charging less for couples and families. “They can attract more business [that way],” DePaulo notes. In the process, they leave single people to essentially subsidize the benefit by paying more. “When married workers can add spouses to a health-care plan at a discount and single workers can’t add someone important to them, that’s discrimination,” says DePaulo.

The U.S. government not only turns a blind eye to the problem of “singleism,” but helps enforce it, activists say. Just look at Social Security. “A childless singleton can work side by side with a childless married person, doing the same job, for the same number of years, at the same level of accomplishment—and when the married person dies, that worker can leave his or her Social Security benefits to a spouse,” says DePaulo. “The single person’s benefits go back into the system.”

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And short men have one of the highest probabilities among all groups of NOT being married.  Yet another 'perk' for the Tall.
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Short Man Syndrome Explained   

By Stanley C Loewen

'Short man syndrome' is a condition in which a person has to deal with a feeling of inadequacy which can come from a lack of height – or a perceived lack of height. This is particularly common in men who gain a lot of confidence and status from physicality and who often gain pleasure from being able to feel physically imposing.

Short man syndrome is an informal term and not a medical or psychological condition and goes by other names such as 'Napoleon complex'. Technically it is a form of inferiority complex in which the person attempts to overcompensate for their perceived shortcoming. The term is often used as a derogatory term also to describe those who are perceived as acting this way.

Symptoms

Thus the stereotype is that the smaller male with short man syndrome would be aggressive, likely to shout and talk loudly and seek attention and eager to prove themselves. Many people compare the typical short man complex to that of a smaller dog – which many note are often noisier and more aggressive than larger more docile dogs. Other personality traits have also been linked to Napoleon syndrome – for instance risk taking behavior and jealousy.

The term 'Napoleon complex' is used in reference to Napoleon Bonaparte who many believed conducted his tyrany and invasions as a form of overcompensation for his short stature.

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Amazing how short men are labeled with impunity. 

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The short end of the stick   

doubly a lie

By  Lydia Thurman|November 28, 2012


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When it comes to relevant social concerns, there are obviously multitudes that any ethical and conscientious individual should consider. There’s AIDS and illiteracy and homelessness and climate change. There’s animal testing to be contested and un-fair trade coffee to be shirked. It can be exhausting and empowering, trying to save the world, and often such an external focus distracts from discriminatory issues that face Duke students today. But for those students unlucky enough to be shorter than the average American, there are very real issues of discrimination that deserve notice.

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A college student demonstrates a little awareness.
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Campisi “removes” all links to blogs on
NOSSA website AND information on the Famous NOSSA ‘Documentary’
November 2012

Just a short time ago, NOSSA sleazebag Matthew Campisi once again “removed” the link to the famous alleged yet-to-be-filmed NOSSA Documentary.  This is about the 5th time in 5 years that Campisi has made mention of a “NOSSA Documentary” and then “removed” the link to that “mention”.  The famous ‘Backstage’ ad advertising for Models and Dancers to star in the famous documentary, is now inactive.  Said Campisi several months ago:

Got alot of work done today with the new nossa documentary. I think our supporters are really going to like this film. We are working with alot of good people who are really serious about challenging heightism and height discrimination.   

Apparently the large number of “good people” that Campisi claimed he was “working with” were just fabrications of Campisi’s mind.   Just like most things coming from Campisi and his NOSSA sham.  (Campisi is the one who fraudulently represented the website – www.nossaonline.org back in 2005 and 2006 as a legitimate incorporated non-profit organization, ingathered money under that false pretense, and then attempted to implicate the webmaster after the webmaster discovered Campisi’s fraud and notified more than one state agency.)  Also a short time ago, Matthew Campisi  “removed” the link to Devin Love-Andrews’ blog.  Devin Love-Andrews is or was Campisi’s loyal Secretary.  Apparently it’s more like ‘was’.  Campisi also “removed” the link to his own blog and that of his previously loyal stooge – ‘Luda’-Chris Hamre.  Hamre, by the way has not made one entry on his famous “Don’t look down at me” blog in several months.  It could be that he has taken a sabbatical as the “World’s Greatest Heightism Activist” as described by Matt Campisi.  As far as Campisi goes, when tike Campisi engages in behavior like this, this “removing” or “eliminating” (derivations of Campisi’s two favorite words – eliminate and remove) of several items at once, it usually means he’s attempting to cover something up, as he did in May of 2006, June 2006, and other times when he had something to hide.  Perhaps Campisi is in trouble with the law, which is no stretch of the imagination.  Campisi has seemingly demonstrated a ‘gun buff’, misogynist, anti-Christian, 'on the edge' type of mentality on his famous blog – matthewcampisi.blogspot.com with sayings like -

  •         “Any bitch can spend a man’s money, ride in his car, lay up in his house, order off the menu and spread her legs . . ."
  •         “ . . . You must fight till your enemies are eliminated”
  •         “You are nothing but a bunch of low life vultures . . . each of you are nothing but excrement.”
  •         How do I feel about Gun Control?  Break into my house one night and find out.
  •         “Are you a Sunday Christian?  Do you treat people like shit all week and then bask in the word on Sunday?”


Well that should tell us something.  Judging from experience, it does seems that Campisi’s two favorite words are “eliminate” and “remove”.  We welcome you to take a good look at that blog and Campisi’s ramblings; we think you’ll find that it’s a study in pathology.

Campisi Blog


Don't be surprised if Campisi's wise sayings' disappear from his blog sometime soon or the entire blog makes a sudden and unexpected exit from the Internet in the near future.
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Beautiful People Are Boring [STUDY]  

Stephen Bayley, The Telegraph    | Oct. 26, 2012, 6:44 AM

As scientists find that attractive people tend to be conformist, you have to agree that ugly has more fun.

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A group of scientists set out to discover whether physically attractive people also have appealing character traits and values, and found, according to Lihi Segal-Caspi, who carried out part of the research, that “beautiful people tend to focus more on conformity and self-promotion than independence and tolerance”.Certainly, while a room full of beautiful people might be impressively stiff with the whiff of Chanel No 5, the intellectual atmosphere will be carrying a very low charge. If positive at all.The grizzled and gargoyle-like Parisian chanteur, and legendary lover, Serge Gainsbourg always used to pick up the ugliest girls at parties. This was not simply because predatory male folklore insists that ill-favoured women will be more “grateful”, but because Gainsbourg, a stylish contrarian, knew that the conversation would be better, the uglier the girl.Beauty is a conformist conspiracy. And the conspirators include the fashion, cosmetics and movie businesses: a terrible Greek chorus of brainless idolatry towards abstract form. The conspirators insist that women – and, nowadays, men, too – should be un-creased, smooth, fat-free, tanned and, with the exception of the skull, hairless. Flawlessly dull. Even Hollywood once acknowledged the weakness of this proposition: Marilyn Monroe was made more attractive still by the addition of a “beauty spot”, a blemish turned into an asset.

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And yet, despite the evidence against, there has been a conviction that beauty and goodness are somehow inextricably and permanently linked. Political propaganda exploited our primitive fear of ugliness, so we had Second World War American posters of Japanese looking like vampire bats. The Greeks believed that beauty had a moral character: beautiful people – discus-throwers and so on – were necessarily good people. Darwin explained our need for “beauty” in saying that breeding attractive children is a survival characteristic: I may feel the need to fuse my premium genetic material with yours, so that humanity continues in the same fine style.This became a lazy consensus, described as the “beauty premium” by US economists Markus M Mobius and Tanya S Rosenblat. The “beauty premium” insists that as attractive children grow into attractive adults, they may find it easier to develop agreeable interpersonal communications skills because their audience reacts more favourably to them.
In this beauty-related employment theory, short people are less likely to get a good job. As Randy Newman sang: “Short people got no reason to live.” So Darwin’s argument that evolutionary forces favour a certain physical type may be proven in the job market as well as the wider world.

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What does height have to do with 'Beauty'?  In a "beauty-related employment theory" wouldn't it be 'ugly' people who would be "less likely to get a good job"?  Such is the acceptability of heightism.  Just ask Randy Newman and Stephen Bayley.

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Firefighter settles sex discrimination case 

www.dailymail.co.uk

A firefighter who was taken off active duty because she could not carry out her job due to her height today settled her sex discrimination case.
Katie Reid, 31, who is 5ft 1in tall, told an employment tribunal that she had been discriminated against at Preston Circus Fire Station near Brighton because equipment had not been adapted to help her carry out her job.
She claimed she had been sexually discriminated against because East Sussex Fire Authority had failed to take into consideration her height and the problems that would cause when she had to use fire appliances.
The former teacher told the hearing in Southampton earlier that she had been embarrassed and depressed because she felt she could not do her job and she felt other firemen did not want to work with her.
The tribunal heard she was taken off active duty last year after a colleague injured his back while lifting a ladder with her.
The hearing heard that Miss Reid had difficulty getting the right size of clothing, cleaning the fire engine and using cutting equipment on large vehicles.

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A woman learns a little about what it feels like to be a short MAN.  Too bad short guys can't sue for 'sex discrimination'.

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Don't Try to Reason with Unreasonable People

Simple strategies for dealing with mean or crazy people
Published on January 20, 2012 by Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. in Prescriptions for Life


Are there people in your life that you try so hard to get along with, but you somehow always leave the interaction feeling disheartened, sad, angry, or demeaned? Are there people you dread running into or spending time with because there's just something about them that strips you of your power, either provoking you into acting "crazy" (when you normally are quite a sane, nice-to-be-around person) or somehow always managing to make you give up something that's important to your well-being?

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For the purposes of this article, here's a short list of the types of people I would lump into the "unreasonable":

  •         Those you can't have a reasonable conversation with; they somehow twist your words or totally confuse you and then tell you that you're the one who doesn't know how to communicate
  •         People who make subtly or overtly demeaning comments or say cutting things to you disguised as a "joke"
  •         Those that don't respect boundaries and seem to enjoy stepping all over one after you've placed it
  •         The types that aren't willing to consider your point of view or listen to your side of things (or just stare at you blankly, or laugh, or explode, when you try to explain "how you feel")
  •         Bullies
  •         Verbal or emotional abusers (these can also range from subtle to overt)
  •         Manipulators
  •         Liars


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What she doesn't say (and probably doesn't know - especially with respect to the short) is that if you're a member of a "vulnerable" group, you're likely to encounter these types of people and situations a whole lot more often.  
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Cold Case: Who Killed Eddie Gaedel? 


The story of Eddie Gaedel’s one-time at bat as the only midget pinch hitter in big league history back on August 19, 1951 is one of baseball’s biggest travelers. We talked about it here yesterday.

A much less popular subject is the death of Eddie Gaedel nearly ten years later on June 18, 1961 in Chicago. Eddie’s mom found him dead in bed in his apartment on that date. He had a bruise and cuts near his left eye and bruises and cuts on his knees. The coroner’s report concluded that Eddie had died of a heart attack, probably caused by the trauma of physical assault upon his body in physical combat with an unknown other or others. The only fact ascertained by the police in their brief look at the case was that Eddie Gaedel may have gone to a nearby bowling alley the previous evening where he may have had too much to drink and may have either gotten into an argument at the alley or encountered an assailant on his walk home. From what I can tell, there was no real evaluation performed on Eddie’s blood contents in the sketchy post-mortem that followed. Almost everything about his death had been concluded by the Chicago police from Eddie Gaedel’s reputation as a heavy drinker and combative personality.

Since money was missing, the CPD concluded that Eddie Gaedel had been attacked and robbed, but that he was able to make it home before collapsing and dying. The “evidence” of missing money is not spelled out as a missing wallet, nor do the CPD reports jump out and say how they knew how much cash Eddie had on him in the first place.

Because of his “reputation,” the Chicago Police Department declined to investigate the death of Eddie Gaedel any further.
What? …. What?
Since when is “reputation” grounds for letting someone go off to eternity without justice while some other guilty person gets off Scott-Free of murder?

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"Think back to your days on the beat," a Royal Canadian Mounted Police manual once instructed.  "It was always the little guy that caused the trouble and caused the fight."  - from 'The Height of Your Life' by Ralph Keyes
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There Once was a Little Person Who Played in Major League Baseball 

Daven Hiskey March 28, 2012

This man was 26 year old, 3 feet, 7 inch tall Eddie Gaedel.  Gaedel was signed by Bill Veeck to a Major League contract of $15,400 ($100 per game), which was the set minimum one could pay a little person performance act, per event. Gaedel was an evenly proportioned dwarf (the term for such a person at the time was “midget”, with dwarfs who were disproportionate in some way being called just dwarfs).

After reviewing several candidates, he settled on Eddie Gaedel, who already was something of a showman, appearing in circuses, rodeos, and the like, and was a member of the American Guild of Variety Artists.

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On Sunday August 19, 1951 before the second game of a double header against the Detroit Tigers, Veeck had Eddie Gaedel pop out of a papier-mâché cake and announce to the crowd of 18,369 that he was the newest member of the St. Louis Browns.  Initially people thought Gaedel being a member of the team was a joke and that he would not actually be playing.

When he stepped up to the plate  to lead off in the second game of the double header that day, to pinch hit for Frank Saucier, at first the umpire, Eddie Hurley, wasn’t going to allow him to bat.  However, Veeck showed the umpire Gaedel’s signed contract and the official roster for the team and he was allowed to lead off.

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Two days later, American League President Will Harridge voided Gaedel’s contract and he was out of a job.  Further, Harridge officially banned midgets from being able to play in the American League and removed Gaedel’s walk from the official records . . .

Eddie Gaedel died in 1961 after being beaten to a pulp on his way home after apparently being harassed by some tallers at a bowling alley.  No suspects were ever questioned in his death. It apparently wasn't worth the Chicago Police's time.  (Surprise, surprise.  Shades of Gary Coleman)
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It Happened to Me: I'm a Short Guy   

I have found that many of the cultural inequities we traditionally assume are gender-based might have just as much to do with size as the seemingly inexcusable lack of a penis.

Allan Mott
Jan 30, 2012 at 10:00am


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The fact is that as a short man you can expect 8 out of 10 women to immediately dismiss you as a potential sexual partner at first sight, before you’ve had time to even so much as shout out a “Hey, pretty lady!” And chances are the remaining 2 out of 10 will only give you a couple of minutes to make your case before similarly blowing you off.

In my experience, women hate to hear this, because it makes their entire gender sound extremely shallow and superficial.
Whenever I’ve talked to female friends about this reality, the following conversation has inevitably occurred:

Me: Women don’t like dating short men.

FF: That’s not true. I bet there are a lot of women out there who love short guys.

Me: Have you ever dated one?

FF: No….

Me: Would you?

FF: (Uncomfortable silence)

According to the mega-bestseller "Freakonomics," short men are statistically less likely to receive any responses from their online dating profiles than any other demographic group. The fact that I’m averaging one a year on my OkCupid profile is actually me breaking the odds through the force of my tremendous personal charisma.
And, of course, there are exceptions to this rule that people love to bring up to dispute this thesis.
“Women love Prince and he’s tiny!” you’ll hear over and over again.
Great, all I have to do is go through life wearing 8-inch stilettos and be a musical genius who also happens to be the greatest live performer of his generation (seriously, I saw him last December). I’ll get right on that.

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See guys!  All you have to do is become Prince and your worries are over!
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Open carry laws make us feel more afraid 

By Trevor Thrall
Friday November 2, 2012


Starting yesterday, those licensed to carry a concealed firearm in Oklahoma are now allowed to sport their guns for the world to see.They can show them off in either a fashionable belt or a shoulder holster, which I’m going to predict will be a booming market in the near future. Surely Louis Vuitton will have a case for my handgun by the time Texas catches on to openly carrying firearms.Because there are only 14 other states where this flashy use of weapons is legal, I do have to congratulate Oklahoma for its ability to go against the liberal grain at this point in time.And honestly, I am all for the right to bear arms in whatever way you please. I’m all for doing anything to keep the government from exerting too much control on personal choices. But just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.snipI don’t know why, but I have a hunch that Oklahoma is about to start seeing a lot of really short men with beer bellies flaunting their guns.

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Short men - the default group for negative characterizations - of any kind.

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Something fishy about 'small man syndrome'  

October 31, 2012
Peter Spinks - Fairfax Science Columnist


Try as they might, scientists have been unable to find compelling evidence to support the 'Napoleon complex', the popular idea that shorter men are more aggressive than their taller counterparts.

Now, it seems, the complex may at least apply to certain types of fish, as well as other members of the animal kingdom, new research reveals.

In the same species, the scientists report, smaller males are sometimes more aggressive and prone to launching attacks against would-be intruders — despite the likelihood of losing in an all-out fight.

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Labeling fish with a "Napoleon Complex".  It's called "laying the groundwork" so that in a few years they can claim that there actually is a Napoleon Complex in short men and call it "scientific".  Wait till you see the video.  

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Heightism, Sexism and Statistics   

Posted: 19/08/2012 12:13


This article will explain why statistical trends do not equal prejudice. It's quite dense, so let's get on with it! So I'm doing a few performances of a spoken word show, which I've given a deliberately controversial eye-catching title referencing Ricky Gervais. It's a trick to get people into the show; I actually talk very little about Gervais. I just use my experiences working on "Life's Too Short" as a jumping off point to talk about heightism in modern society.

One point I make is how hypocritical some comedy can be; for instance The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (not very topical, but a reference most people know) highlights a lot of good points about how black people can face discrimination, especially in affluent areas. However, at the same time in most episodes Will Smith relentlessly mocks his cousin Carlton for being so short. There is an irony in trying to defend one minority, while attacking another for an easy source of humour.

Another point I make is that the biggest reason I (or any other short heterosexual man) really cares about being short is that women prefer taller men. Short men are left on the bottom of the dating pile, and the secret to happiness is a loving relationship, right? So it's not surprising that short men are more depressed and tend to have a higher chance of committing suicide.

Now we get to the crux of why I'm writing this... after one performance an audience member took offence. Her accusation was that I was suffering from the very thing I was criticising; while trying to tackle heightism, I myself was being sexist.

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Stating facts is sexist.

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Police: Student robbed on Sandage Avenue


Student says he was cut by suspect during robbery

By Richard Escobedo
Posted October 5, 2012


Police are looking for two men who robbed a TCU student late Thursday night about a half mile east of campus, according to a Fort Worth Police report.
Chris Cresci, a freshman business major, said in a phone interview Friday that he was parked on Sandage between Cantey Street and McPherson Avenue waiting for a text message when two tall men approached his vehicle.
One of them knocked on his back window and tried to get into Cresci’s car, placing his hands inside an open window to unlock the door, he said.
Cresci said he noticed the man had a “long silver object which had a point on the end” in his hand. Cresci said he tried to stop the man from opening the door by pinning his arm against the man’s while trying to turn on his car to drive away, he said.
Cresci said he was unsuccessful as the man opened the door before he could get his car started.
“[The man] put his hands on my shoulders, and that's when he threw me out of the car,” Cresci said.

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Can you picture two short men approaching a car and throwing out two big men?

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Being tall is not as easy as you might think 

October 9, 2012
By David Burnett


“How tall are you, anyway?”

I get asked this a lot by random strangers. It’s the “anyway” that gets me.

It’s not like I wear a T-shirt announcing my height, or run around exulting my tallness until I wear down the good-natured patience of strangers around me, forcing one of them to stop and ask. Literally almost every day I’m out in public someone asks me how tall I am.

Six feet, 6 inches if you must know. That’s 78 inches. 1.8 meters. 198 centimeters. When you’re asked to assign a number to your altitude on daily basis, you don’t forget that number, and sometimes you get creative when reciting it.

They don’t want to know my name. They don’t want to know my degree, my occupation or purpose for living. They want to assign a random tally to a total stranger they may never meet again. (Tall people have hopes and dreams, too, you know!)

How’s the weather up here? Ha ha, never heard that one before. Well little fella, confidentially, it’s going to start raining at your height in about 10 minutes. Did I play basketball? No; were you a jockey? (Apparently I’m the only tall person who never played ball.)

It’s not acceptable to do the reverse, by the way. I can’t say “How’s the weather down there?” or “How short are you?” That would be rude. Don’t think I haven’t thought about it.

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Beneficiary of Heightism tries to act like he's a victim of it.
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Infographic | Top 50 CEOs head and shoulders above
the rest
 

PUBLISHED: 22 Sep 2012 00:04:00 | UPDATED: 02 Oct 2012 13:06:13


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But the average man is 176cm tall, well short of the average male chief executive. A survey of the CEOs of the top 50 listed companies by the Weekend Financial Review found their average height is 183cm – over 6 feet – and about 7cm taller than the average man today.

As each generation tends to be taller than the previous – the average Australian man was 174.8cm in 1995 and 176cm in 2007-08 – the next crop of leaders may well have an average height approaching 185cm.

The survey found the leaders tended to be extremely tall. While men 190cm or taller make up only 3.2 per cent of the Australian population, they made up almost 20 per cent of the sample of 38 male chief executives.

These findings are consistent with a large body of overseas research that shows a tendency for tall men to end up in leadership positions.

A 2005 sample of Fortune 500 chief executives found the leaders were on average about 7.5cm taller than the US population.

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Just deal with it little man.  Are you jealous or something?

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New gym class A-Grow-Bics promises to add inches
to your height - but is it a tall story?


By Lucy Waterlow

PUBLISHED: 06:51 EST, 22 October 2012 | UPDATED: 07:17 EST, 22 October 2012


It sounds ideal for short men like Simon Cowell and Jamie Cullum who may want to be taller than the ladies in their lives, while petite women such as Kylie Minogue and Lea Michele could ditch their sky-high heels if claims from a new gym class are true.
Fitness chain Gymbox say they can have developed a workout that guarantees to make you taller. They are so confident of their claim, they even offer money back to anyone who tries it and doesn't grow at least 2cm.
Fitness trainer Pierre Pozzuto developed the gym class which involves a mix of pilates, yoga, strengthening and speed work - plus a session on a scary-looking 15th century-inspired rack.
Such implements were once used to torture people but Pierre insists it isn't a painful experience as it's designed to gently stretch the body once the muscles are warmed up.
Pierre developed the six week course because he was keen to increase his own height from 5ft 7.

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Sounds like a slightly taller version of Matthew Campisi. Two-bit frauds can come in all sizes.
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#1 on Google Search for "Short Men" -

Do Short Men Stand A Chance?

Heidi Muller

This is the infamous Heidi Muller article that "had" over 4,000 comments, many of them calling for the outright genocide of short men.  We could not find any of those comments still listed.  Currently we could only find 18 comments, and those ALL had a seemingly real persons' name attached to them.


Hmm.  Maybe we missed something.
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THE MOST OFFENSIVE JEREMY CLARKSON RANTS   

3rd October 2012
By James Moore


JEREMY Clarkson upset viewers yet again this week by insulting people with facial growths.
When the Top Gear host likened the Toyota Prius van to the Elephant Man it was just the latest in a long line of rants.
From cars to celebs to countries, he's got an opinion - usually offensive.
Here we recall some of his classic outbursts:
SHORT PEOPLE: “When you’ve finished using a car, put the f***ing seat back, so humans can use it afterwards.”
CYCLISTS: “Do not cruise through red lights. Because if I’m coming the other way, I will run you down, for fun.”
THE POLICE: “We live in the worst country in the world. At least we do for lazy, inefficient, office-bound police, whose response to an extraordinary rise in violent crime is to order more speed cameras.”
PENSIONERS: “They are by far the worst drivers. They are spiteful, dithering, old and in the way. They should have their licences taken away.”
WELSH LANGUAGE: “What’s the point of Welsh? All it does is provide a silly maypole around which a bunch of hotheads can get all nationalistic.”
SCOTS: “If the Scottish want to break away, I shall stand on Hadrian’s Wall with a teary handkerchief, and say: ‘Good riddance to the lot of you, and take your stupid bagpipes with you.’”
AMERICANS: “They are good at herding bison. The end.”
GERMAN SAT-NAV: “Only goes to Poland.”

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At least cyclists, the police, pensioners, Scots, Americans - and everyone else - are human.
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Day In The Life: The Morning Ritual In A Coffee Shop   

BY Palash R. Ghosh | September 20 2012 9:32 AM

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Watching people, I wonder and speculate about who they are, what they do for a living, what their lives are like, and what they worry about?
There is almost always this little old man sitting at the same table in the corner when I arrive. He has a bald head (covered by a baseball cap), a grey beard and he eats breakfast, while perusing the New York Times. I can't tell if he orders the same meal every morning, but I wouldn't be surprised if he did.
He seems too old to still be working – so I wonder if he's a retiree who can't stand inactivity and keeps a disciplined routine to avoid going crazy? Might he be an eccentric wealthy man?
When he finishes, he neatly places his paper in his backpack and silently exits – thus, he only “exists” in my consciousness for a few minutes every morning.
Another customer is a little man I call 'Louie DiPalma' since he vaguely resembles the character of that name from the classic TV sitcom 'Taxi,' He, too, is a creature of habit – he always orders four large coffees (presumably for himself and three of his colleagues at work) and departs. I dislike getting behind him in line, since it always takes so long to fill his order.
But, I wonder why he was chosen as a 'designated coffee-purchaser'? Are the other three people never willing to perform this task?
Or (improbably) does he drink all four cups himself?
Yet another customer is also a short man – a middle-aged fellow with greying hair and always neatly outfitted. He is quite elegant and austere, but he wears a grim visage. Is he unhappy? Angry? Bored? Or just very serious?
He is very prim and proper – and never smiles.
I know that many short men feel sensitive and inadequate over their lack of stature and seek to compensate through aggressive behavior – but this gentleman isn't like that. Perhaps he has resigned himself to his Lilliputian height and sadly accepts it.

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Author likes to notice heights - especially those sensitive, inadequate, over-compensating, never smiling, designated coffee-purchaser short men. 
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Indian men fall short on global measure 

ANI
London, October 02, 2012


The penis size of an average Indian when erect (4 inches) falls among the bottom four in the world, along with Thailand (4 inches), South Korea and North Korea (3.8 inches), a new survey of 113 nationalities has found.

The research suggests that the men from Britain (5.5 inches)
have bigger penises than those in France (5.3 inches), but are less well endowed than Germans (5.7 inches).

Men from the Republic of Congo (7.1 inches), Ecuador (7 inches) and Italy (6.2 inches) were found to be the most well endowed by the study.

The subject has been tackled by Richard Lynn, professor of psychology at Ulster University. The findings confirm previous theories of “race differences in penis length.” The study was published in Personality and Individual Differences, a journal.

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The population of India is 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE.
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'The Hobbit:  an Unexpected Journey' Trailer:  More
Short People Walking Around Again
   

Posted by Travis Woods on September 19th, 2012

Well, it’s finally here: the trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of his three-part adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit.  And, after viewing the trailer, it our response is, well, mixed.

First off, the trailer showcases something of a lighter, sillier touch than the more serious Lord of the Rings trilogy.  We’ve got giants tossing dwarves and hobbits around, lots of physical humor, a slightly less ominous Gollum than we’ve seen before, and lots and lots of short people walking around, just like the last three films.

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"Giants tossing dwarves and hobbits around".  What could be more humorous?

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Short young men will not be recruited to Kazakhstan army 

Tuesday, 02.10.2012, 13:31

Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces are selecting only the most physically and mentally fit young men, preferably with higher education and professional skills, in an attempt to boost the Army's image.

Young men shorter than 165cm will not be recruited to Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces, KazTAG reports citing chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Commission Saken Zhassuzakov.


“There is a sufficient number young men to be conscripted, so we are working to form a new image of Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces by bringing the height requirements from 155cm to 165cm for ground forces and from 165cm to 170cm for air cavalry.   Besides, earlier men with insignificant medical lapses could also be recruited, but now there is only one requirement: they have to be absolutely healthy,” he told KazPravda on Friday, September 21.


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" . . .  there is only one requirement:  they have to be absolutely healthy", and of course NOT SHORT.

It's all in your mind little man.
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DATING WHEN YOU'RE A SHORT GUY
   

When it comes to attracting women, height-challenged men often say they have a harder time. But with the right moves, romance lies ahead. Here’s the scoop.

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Challenge #1: Being short can wreak havoc with your confidence

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Challenge #2: In the online dating world, height can be listed as a mate must-have

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Challenge #3: Short guys aren’t always taken seriously

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And that brings up a valuable big-picture perspective: Height hang-ups are just that — another person’s issue, not yours. So if you do get rebuffed because of your stature, consider how Charles looks at the situation: “If a girl doesn’t want to date me because I’m shorter, I just think ‘Too bad for her. She’s missing out on me.’”

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Oh!  So true!!!  When you're socially ostracized because of your height, just think, 'Too bad for you'!, or discriminated against out of a job because of your height just think,  'Too bad for you, you're missing out'!

Wake up short guys
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Tall People are Happier than Short Men and Women   

Posted by Madeline Holler on September 30th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

You know how tall people always complain about how hard it is to find pants that fit? Apparently, that’s really their only complaint about, well, anything. A new study shows that they’re happier than the other famous pant complainers,  short people. In fact, even  not super tall people report being happier than short people.

In summary, shorties are struggling. (Is it all that time spent hemming pants?).

Results of a National Bureau of Economic Research found that both men and women who were above average in height reported higher levels of happiness. But it’s not just being tall that makes you smile, because the happy line starts at 5 feet 4 inches for women and 5 feet 10 inches for men — heights that a lot of us think of as just average-ish.

According to Sean Gregory, who reported on the study for TIME magazine, men who reported their lives as the worst possible were, on average, an inch shorter than average men. Miserable women were around a half inch shorter than average.

But why the bitterness, little ones?

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Why the "Bitterness"?  What makes the writer think that Short People are "bitter"?  Short people enjoy being an oppressed group.  Otherwise why would they be so silent about being abused?

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Past, present, pater   

Author struggles with what has and what will happen in search for meaning.


12 September 2012 | BRUCE DENNILL

Love Sex Fleas God – some of which is about being a retrenched, stay-at-home dad, some of which is about being raised by a Scientology-obsessed mother and some of which is about a lean period in between there somewhere where he was a hobo – is not the book Bruce Clark planned to write, but it became one of which he’s rightfully proud.

“It stemmed from me being aware that my kids and I were on divergent paths,” he says.

“There are times that you need to impart whatever wisdom you have. I’m 55 and I didn’t want to leave it too late.

“I also feel strongly about certain aspects of parenthood, and wanted to verbalise that. Losing my job hit me hard and my kids really saved me.”

How has this somewhat brutal catharsis shaped Clark’s potential career as an author?

“It was a tough learning experience,” he says, “and if I had to do it again now, I’d do it 50% quicker
.

I didn’t realise how much of the process was just sitting down and writing.

About a third of the time, I just expected the muse to arrive, and I’d sit there and read news online and check out Youtube.


“Eventually, my publisher gave me a deadline of 60 000 words by  a certain date.

I have a programme on my computer that works out word count schedules, and it told me that I needed to complete 908 words a day. So I started getting  up at 2am to work. And if I knew  I was writingrubbish, the editing process was still coming. That was like a long day at the proctologist...”


Clark’s difficult childhood – moved around from school to school and never settling, before leaving at Grade Ten level – means he doesn’t have an impressive education in the traditional sense. Yet Love Sex Fleas God is full of wisdom – a very different animal to school smarts.

“Wisdom comes from getting hurt,” smiles Clark, ruefully.


“If everything falls into place your whole life, you won’t learn anything.”


Scientology as it’s described here is a long way from
excitable short men jumping on couches.

Read more . . .

This article is not about height, yet the attempt to differentiate short men from other men reveals itself.

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Short Men, Eww, They’re Genetically Deformed

September 25, 2012

Being short sucks.

I’m a 5’5″ (165 cm) tall, male. That is, I’m five inches shorter than your average American man who checks in at 5’10. Average Joe towers over me and a good chunk of the US female population does too.

How do I feel about being short? I’ll say it with feeling this time: It seriously sucks. It’s like walking around with the hashtag #DEFORMED tattooed on your forehead and the words “LOSER WITH BAD GENES” inscribed on your chest in a big, bold neon font.

Look at short people in Hollywood. Tom Cruise, 5’7″, and Jason Alexander, 5’4″, are probably the two most famous short actors. Tom Cruise is know for being a crazy maniac and Jason Alexander is famous for playing George Costanza on Seinfeld, an awkward/short/fat guy who can’t get women. Oh, and don’t forget Michael J. Fox, 5’3″, the guy with Parkinson’s disease. This is the Hollywood presentation of short people: crazy, unattractive, and sick.

Business and politics are run by tall people. The average height of a Fortunate 500 CEO is 6’0″ while another study reveals 90% of all CEOs are above average height. More interestingly, a myriad of studies from the United States and Britain show tall people are 70% more likely to be hired for a job than a short person even if the candidates are equally qualified. In politics, basically every modern US president has been above average height.  And this makes sense: Who wants to be lead by a little person? People want their leaders to be mentally and physically strong.

Tall, of course, wins in sports. The average height of an NBA player is 6’6″, and respectively NFL 6’2″, NHL 6’1″, MLB 6’1″. Taller men dominate competitive sports, duh. But what can be extrapolated from this data? This: If height is a huge advantage in professional sports, then this advantage also plays out in social sporting. In other words, tall men are favored in the contests of everyday life from pickup basketball to mini-struggles of social dominance at the workplace or a bar; particularly in the ritual of dating.

I asked a tall friend, 6’1″, if he ever wished he was taller. His response, “Only if I’m talking to a woman and another man is talking to her who is taller than I am.”

Read more . . .

Short man mixes facts with self-hate

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Hate Crimes
Criminal Law & Identity Politics
By JAMES B. JACOBS and KIMBERLY POTTER
Oxford University Press

Read the Review

What is Hate Crime?

    [C]rimes motivated by bigotry usually arise not out of the pathological rantings and ravings of a few deviant types in organized hate groups, but out of the very mainstream of society.

    Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt, Hate Crimes. The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed


   
We cannot talk about how much hate crime exists in the United States or what to do about it until we are clear about what a hate crime is. This chapter shows that the concept of hate crime is loaded with ambiguity because of the difficulty of determining (1) what is meant by prejudice; (2) which prejudices qualify for inclusion under the hate crime umbrella; (3) which crimes, when attributable to prejudice, become hate crimes; and (4) how strong the causal link must be between the perpetrator's prejudice and the perpetrator's criminal conduct.

Complexity of Prejudice

"Hate" crime is not really about hate, but about bias or prejudice. As we will see in chapter 3, statutory definitions of hate crime differ somewhat from state to state, but essentially hate crime refers to criminal conduct motivated by prejudice. Prejudice, however, is a complicated, broad, and cloudy concept. We all have prejudices for and against individuals, groups, foods, countries, weather, and so forth. Sometimes these prejudices are rooted in experience, sometimes in fantasy and irrationality, and sometimes they are passed down to us by family, friends, school, religion, and culture. Some prejudices (e.g. anti-Fascist) are considered good, some (e.g., preference for tall people over short people) relatively innocuous; but other prejudices provoke strong social and political censure (e.g., racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny).

Read more . . .

 ---  below are two posts from the same individual taken from 'Sociological Images' dated October 2011
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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'.)
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WOMAN REFUSED ENTRY INTO PRESTIGIOUS NEW YORK CITY NIGHT CLUB BECAUSE SHE WAS TOO SHORT!!!


Heightism - in stark contrast to all other prejudices here in the 21st Century - appears to be getting progressively worse and worse as time goes on.  I recently received the following e-mail from a now 'heightism aware' young model:


   
Hello!

I just read your article and was satisfied to see some awareness, that my thoughts and feelings on height discrimination truly are an issue in our society.. I am personally 24 years old, and I am in great shape. I have modeled before (print work) Ive also been on a tv show. I consider myself a 9.5 out of 10 as far as looks go - definitely much better looking than the average woman. But there's an issue: (I am only 4'11). All of my girlfriends rank just as high on the looks department, but fortunately for them most of them are at least 5'6 and up. I am definitely the much shorter one of the crew. We go out in New York City and generally club promoters and venues would want us in their events. However, there is a particular club in the Meatpacking District of NYC called Provocateur, known for their super-model crowd. My friends frequent this place, and I have avoided even attempting to go "specifically" because of my height. Women who are 5'6 or so are considered short amongst the other club guests. Last night, me and 4 of my beautiful girlfriends went out to dinner at a restaurant in which we had dinner with the owner. Soon after, we had plans  to head over to Provocateur, and the restaurant owner specifically said, she is beautiful and all but she's too short to get in. We tried anyway, I was dressed in a fancy Herve Ledger dress with my highest heels with which I'm still considered short in this tall NYC society, roughly about 5'3 with them on. My girlfriend even personally knew the girl at the door, and she went inside to privately speak to her, and the girl said that I was too short for this place regardless of appearance. Everyone on line was at least 5'8. I cannot describe how it made me feel. I was able to rationalize that i cannot take this personally because it is absolutely absurd, but how can I help it.. I woke up this morning unable to get over the fact that I was discriminated against last night, yet there is no way to defend myself or point fingers with some sort of back up. I would certainly greatly appreciate any other information or opinions on my personal experience regarding my height. Thanks so much for your article as well as the information provided in it.

Best regards,



What's next, separate drinking fountains?!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf5fF_y-X-E&feature=player_embedded


"Ladies, if you are single in New York after a certain point, there is nowhere to go but down."

Better make sure you grab that Tall Man now - otherwise you may have to 'lower' your standards.
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Hollister models fired for posting 'racist squinty-eye photos' online after being flown from America to South Korea for store launch   

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 19:21 EST, 9 September 2012 | UPDATED: 05:24 EST, 10 September 2012


When American fashion line Hollister decided they would send a bevy of models dressed as lifeguards to South Korea to greet customers at the opening of their store in Yeouido, they were supposed to bring a feel of the surf-culture associated with the brand.Instead, they brought controversy after making racist gestures and obscene hand motions in photos with customers.

The male models, whose names and nationalities have not been released, were flown in for the grand opening of the Yeouido store and posed for photos with locals while shirtless wearing only red board shorts and whistles around their necks.


Korean newspapers reported that one of the models posted a photo to his personal Twitter account, showing him making 'squinty eye' facial expressions - mocking Asians - while posing in front of the royal Gueongbokkung Palace.


Blog KoreaBang reports that a Twitter user who previously worked with the model in question wrote 'please look at how many Asians liked that picture... Impressive'.  In response, the model from the photo wrote 'Hahahaha they ruhhvvvv ittt!' making fun of mispronounced English.


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Once the various photos were picked up by social media, many Koreans were offended and encouraged locals to boycott the store.


'I've got to go and return the clothes that I bought,' KoreaBang reported one complaint.

'I feel like we must at the very least start a boycott of Hollister. How deep is their discrimination against Asians if they have no problem taking such pictures and uploading them to social media for a laugh?' reported another.


Though the offending models were not named, the company announced that they fired 'the couple of associates involved' and posted a message regarding the issue on their Facebook page, though it no longer appears on the site.


'On behalf of our more than 80,000 associates around the world who cherish our core values and our culture of diversity and inclusion, we sincerely apologize for the offense caused by these unauthorized, ill-considered actions,' the message read.


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NOW COMPARE THE ABOVE WITH THE VIDEO BELOW -





The same South Koreans who find the American Hollister models so offensive, don't seem to mind the Sullivan School indoctrinating their young children with Randy Newman's infamous song "Short People".  Imagine if some American wrote a song entitled "Korean People" with words like, "Korean people got no reason to live", and made little Korean children sing it.

Imagine.

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"Think back to your days on the beat," a Royal Canadian Mounted Police manual once instructed.  "It was always the little guy that caused the trouble and caused the fight."

 

 - from 'The Height of Your Life'  by Ralph Keyes

Talk about "Profiling"!!!
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Say goodbye to your manhood   

September 7, 2012: 7:15 AM ET


As more women with successful careers experience financial freedom, are men becoming obsolete? A review of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, by Hanna Rosin.

By Colleen Leahey, reporter

FORTUNE -- With a cocktail in hand at a Yale Business School party, Sabrina chats about her likes (red wine, Lady Gaga, and Angela Merkel) and her dislikes
(short men, FDBs -- financial douche bags -- and immature texts from scorned exes). The green-eyed beauty could easily roll with Carrie Bradshaw's posse. She's single, poised, successful, and attractive -- "one of a kind" is how an old flame describes her.

Sabrina, 31, spent years working at various banks; she's been in and out of love and feels no real urgency to settle down: "What do I need a man for? I don't need him financially. I don't need him to do activities. I have lots of friends here. So fuck it."

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And so begins Hanna Rosin's The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, an exploration of the modern career woman and her effect on the economy, gender norms, and masculine self-worth. In 2010, Rosin published an essay of the same name in The Atlantic, hoping to answer her own question: What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to women?


Her research uncovered that something "seismic had shifted the economy and culture, not only for men but for women, and that both sexes were going to have to adjust to an entirely new way of working and living and even falling in love." In her book, she works to explain how we got to where we are -- and what it may mean for life as we know it. Equal parts anecdote and sociological analysis (with a dash of statistics), Rosin serves a dish that may be hard for American men to digest. Though the title suggests it's a "girls rule, boys drool" tale, that's untrue. Rosin covers a wide range of subjects, all relating to gender, money, and love. Her motto? "There is no 'natural' order, only the way things are."

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The more that women become like men the more they seem to dislike men - especially short men.  It seems the more that gender norms become perverted, and the more masculine women become, the less they seem to want or need men - especially those pathetic short men.  We should all celebrate feminism shouldn't we?  The title of this article says it all - once again - especially for those dis-likeable short men.

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Rand Fishkin on the Irrational Biases of SEO


By Jasmine Henry, Published September 4, 2012


Playing by the rules won’t always get you ahead. Rand Fishkin, leading SEO expert, implores small businesses to consider whether their biases might be irrational. Turn out, women on major Internet dating sites have a tendency to focus on men who are 5’9” or taller, and inbound marketers also focus on some old schools of thought when it comes to optimizing their sites for search.

Fishkin’s credo in a keynote speech at Hubspot’s Inbound 12 conference in Boston of Choose Short Men, is a little weird but it worked. Sometimes removing irrational biases can yield exceptional results, just Fishkin’s female co-worker who ditched the bias and ultimately married her perfect match, who happened to be a man 1/2 inch shorter than her. We won’t be covering all of Fishkin’s 12 examples of irrational biases that can hold your company back from achieving amazing results, but we’ll share a few of our favorites:

Read more . . .

Choose Short Men
.  We're not so sure about tall women.

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Regarding Heightism

I’m sick of tall people trying to relate to the misery of short people. “I would trade being 6’6” for being 5’6” in a heartbeat!”

Yeah, shove it up your second story ass, gigantoid. The simple fact of the matter is that, prima facie, society values taller people more than the vertically challenged. This is true in the workplace, in the bar, and (especially) in the dating world. Though it might not be as urgent as issues of race or class struggle, heightism in America is alive and well. You think you’d be able to see that from up there, but you’re probably too busy having sex to notice.

- a
repost
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Anaheim high school cancels events found to be demeaning 
 

After complaints, 'Seniores' and 'Señoritas' events at Canyon High in Anaheim Hills, where students wore costumes demeaning to Latinos, are canceled.

By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2012, 10:52 p.m.

"Seniores" and "Señoritas" events held at an Anaheim high school — in which students dressed as gang members and a pregnant woman pushing a baby stroller — have been canceled after officials concluded the activities were demeaning toward Latinos and their culture.

The events, which have been held for at least three years at Canyon High School, took place during senior activity week in June and were approved by campus administrators, according to school district officials.

The event was canceled after the Orange Unified School District launched an internal investigation in June in response to two complaints filed by former students.

"I conclude there was a lack of oversight/supervision and that the school administration should not have allowed this activity," Aileen M. Sterling, executive director of secondary education for the district, wrote in an Aug. 10 letter summarizing her inquiry.

"Even if strict guidelines were provided," Sterling said, "the result would still lead to hurtful and demeaning messages about the Mexican culture and to the students of the Mexican, Hispanic and Latino descent."

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 - There's a video associated with this too, just click on the link above.  Now take a look at this -



According to the person who uploaded this video, "This is the A Cappella group from Oak Park High School, in Kansas City Missouri, my old alma mater, singing Short People arr. by Simon Carrington, with words by Randy Newman. As sung by the King Singers"

Some of the comments:

  • Y'all did great! Glad to see the tradition of excellence lives on!
  • This is freaking sweet! Our choir is doing the same thing on Thursday but not to that level Very nice job!
  • they were grooving... I heard a choir perform this today at my school I had to attend the concert for a class and do a report so I had to look the song up and find out more info ..... the choir at my school wasn't really into like this. Y'all were getting down!
  • i love this song!!!! its fricken hilarious!

When other groups are demeaned, it's "Circle the Wagons" time.  When short people are demeaned, "its fricken hilarious!"
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WE RECENTLY RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL FROM ONE OF OUR HEIGHTISM-AWARE BRETHREN.  WE THINK THAT THE SITUATION DESCRIBED IS EXTREMELY RELEVANT AND PART AND PARCEL OF THE CONDESCENDING WAY THAT SHORT MEN ARE VIEWED AND TREATED IN SOCIETY, VERY OFTEN BY PEOPLE WHO WOULD NEVER DO LIKEWISE WITH ANY OTHER GROUP.  HIS STORY IS MULTI-FACETED, INVOLVING YOUNG WOMEN, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND CHINESE EMPLOYERS (IN CHINA) AND THEIR ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR TOWARD SHORT MEN.  WITH OTHER HEIGHTISM-AWARE WEBSITES NOW ON-PAGE WITH THE YOUNG WOMEN - SHORT MEN - TWITTER PHENOMENON, THE INCIDENT DESCRIBED BELOW ONLY CONFIRMS THE FACT THAT YOUNG WOMEN - AND MOST OF SOCIETY - ARE FREE TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST SHORT PEOPLE, AND PARTICULARLY SHORT MEN.  THANKS ERIK.

 

Hi Joe,

Your explanation for why other short men would get offended when I bring up heightism makes sense. I just thought that other people might take solace in knowing that they are not alone in facing discrimination. Regarding my professor, yes he most definitely revealed that he is a heightist yesterday. It was quite a shock to me, too, because he described himself as being very liberal and often talks about social justice so I did not think he would be a heightist.

In answer to your question, I am partially Scandinavian. I am also part Welsh, which is where I am told my short stature comes from. My Welsh great-grandfather was 5'3 and as a result my mother is at 5'0. My father is 5'10 and that mixture with my mom's height gave me an even 5'5. It's usually very awkward when I visit my half-siblings who all range between 5'10 and 6'4 (their mother was 5'10 also), and I usually get one of their friends asking me "What happened to you? Why are you so small when your siblings are normal sized?" when they see me :/

I attend a small private university called St. Olaf College. The first experience I had with heightism over here happened during a dance that took place in our dorm during my freshman year. The dance was very formal and everyone was required to dress their best, meaning most came in a tuxedo or a suit. Because our dorm had a ratio of 2 girls for every 1 guy and the coordinators of the dance wanted everyone to go, they placed a card in each of our mailboxes listing the names of both of the girls we were supposed to escort to the dance. I made myself look as well groomed as possible, as per the requirements and walked down to the dorm where my dates were supposed to greet me. Just as I get to the door I hear one of the girls saying to her roommate in a distressed voice "There's no way in hell I'm going with a guy that little, I'm staying in here. Just tell him I'm sick or something." I went back upstairs for a bit and almost didn't go but I decided to go back and knock on their door since the other girl didn't seem to have any objection. Anyway, the one girl who answered was dressed up and she lied and said her friend was sick and couldn't go. We then get in line in the main hallway behind the other pairs of dates (where I notice all the other guys have both girls at their arms) and progress down the hall as the dates were announced by a loudspeaker. After being announced each group would  have their photo taken by a professional photographer, and as soon as the girl and I are announced she says that she doesn't want to have her picture taken because it would look awkward that we're the same height in the picture. Then as soon as we get on the dance floor she sees a guy that she apparently knew and ditched me. Not long after I saw her getting a picture taken with the other guy.

That was probably the most humiliating experience of heightism that I have faced at this school. But of course there are the regular quips about my height. One that particularly stung the other day was when I was in the gym on campus lifting weights and a guy casually says to me "trying to compensate, huh?" I mean, why can't a short guy go to the gym just to be healthy? Why must I be compensating for lack of height by trying to be fit? It's like I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't.

By the way, that 'Short and Male' documentary you took part in (while having some parts in it I didn't like such as the comedy routine with the guy insulting his own short stature) resonated with me quite well. In particular, the section about the Chinese man who won a lawsuit against the company that discriminated against him based on height. I was in Shanghai last year as part of my university's 'Term in China' program and I worked under the table as a host at a club for a few days. But they then decided that my stature was a problem and fired me on the spot, telling me quite plainly that my short stature gave a bad impression of the place to the customers. I couldn't sue or anything since I'm not a Chinese citizen, but it really woke me up in realizing that heightism is a serious problem.

Erik

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THE HARVARD IAT


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 Harvard.edu 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 2012; 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'.
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BET YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT

THESE -


tallwomen.org - The Ultimate Online Resource for Women who are 5'10" and over.
tallwomen.tv (Notice how the male of the species is depicted on the home page.)
Long Tall Sally - Tall is beautiful.  Clothes for Tall women.
SimplyTall.net - More clothes for Tall women.
LongElegantLegs.com - For women "graced" with height.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  And you thought you had it bad little man.  We really have to see what we can do to help those "poor" tall women.  Well?!
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Is There A 'Battle Of The Sexes' When It Comes To
Height?
   

Posted: 08/08/2012 3:58 pm Updated: 08/08/2012 3:58 pm

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Published: 08/07/2012 07:08 PM EDT on LiveScience


For women looking to pass on their genes, it pays to be short. For men, tall is the ideal. The result? An evolutionary tug-of-war in which neither gender reaches their perfect height.

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In the same way, traits that harm one sex but not the other may not be "weeded out" by natural selection, Stulp said.

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Many factors play a role in mate choice, Stulp said, and height is only one. Nevertheless, research has found that people do care about height when picking a mate, he said.

"Asking people about their preferences for height and examining, for instance, the role of height in speed-daters, a reasonably clear picture arises: Taller men and average height women are on average preferred," he said. "Particularly women value height in their male partner."

Height is also correlated with income, attractiveness, education, health and longevity, Stulp said.

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"I think it is important to recognize that evolutionary processes occur in contemporary human populations," Stulp said. "Evolution did not stop at the industrial revolution."


Read entire article . . .

Tallness - it's always "Evolution", never Discrimination.

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WHY AREN'T WE ALL TALL?  

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/files/2012/08/tall.jpg

There’s a fair amount of social science and anecdata that tall males are more reproductively fit. More precisely, males one to two standard deviations above the norm in height seem to be at the “sweet spot” as an idealized partner (e.g., leading males). And, short men often have fewer children. Short women will pair up with tall men. Tall women will generally not pair up with shorter men. The question then has to be asked: why isn’t natural selection producing a situation where we’re all tall?

As it is, height is a highly heritable trait where there’s a lot of genetic variation present in the population. One hypothesis might be that short(er) people are simply individuals with a higher mutational load. In other words, there’s going to be variation in the load of deleterious alleles from person to person, and one’s value on quantitative traits (intelligence, height) is a reflection of one’s genetic fitness. There are problems with this model, starting with the fact that one you need to tease apart inter-population variation. Also, within families there doesn’t seem to be a correlation between height and intelligence, which you would expect to see if quantitative traits are reflections of variation in mutational load.

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Short people - just a bunch of "mutations".  (Don't refer to any other group that way though.  That's prejudice.)
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12 Surprisingly Short Celebrities   

We see them in films, on TV, in concert, and in pictures, but we never really see celebrities face to face. That is why I always just assume people are tall. Not for any particular reason, we just create certain images of people in our heads and stick to it.

Well, I figured out I was wrong about many assumed heights I had configured in my head. The average woman in America is 5’4.6″ tall. All of the stars in this gallery are shorter than that, for sure. The average man in America is 5’10.2″. And believe me! Every single male star’s height in this gallery is well under that.

Check out the gallery to see which stars are surprisingly closer to the ground than you expected.


Tom Cruise:  The recently separated Cruise is known for dating and marrying taller women. His first wife, Mimi Rogers, was two inches taller than him; his second wife, Nicole Kidman, was four inches taller than him; and his third wife, Katie Holmes, was two inches taller than him as well. Maybe he needs to mess with some people his own size...

Nicole Richie & Joel Madden:  Let's hope for their children's sake that their "tall gene" skipped their generation, because mom Nicole Richie comes in at a slight 5'1" and dad Joel Madden is only bringing 5'7" to the table.

Javier Bardem:
  Penelope Cruz's other half is only one in taller than her! Bardem is only 5'7", which is pretty short for a male.

Avril Lavigne:
  Rocker Avril Lavigne comes in at a shocking 5'3".

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Same old.  

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Swiss footballer Michel Morganella has been
expelled from the London Olympics for
posting a racist message on social networking website Twitter. 


Jul 30, 2012 - 19:20

Swiss Olympic team chief Gian Gilli said Morganella was being stripped of his Olympic accreditation ahead of Switzerland’s final group match against Mexico on Wednesday.
 
He “discriminated against, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korea football team as well as the South Korean people”, Gill said through a translator at a news conference on Monday.
 
Morganella, a defender for Italian club Palermo, posted an offensive and threatening message aimed at South Korean people after Switzerland lost 2-1 to South Korea on Sunday.
 
Swiss daily Le Matin published images of a tweet from his account, which has since been deleted.

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Another athlete banned from the Olympics because of a hostile tweet.  We're wondering if any Olympic athletes have made hostile tweets against short people or short men in the recent past.  Probably not.  If they had, they probably would have been given the Gold Medal already by default.

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Iggy Azalea Embraces Her Pale Complexion,
Talks Small Packages & Big Chests [Video]
   

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 10:05AM
Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grand Hustle affiliate Iggy Azalea may be more pale than your average rapper, however, she recently addressed her body features and why she has learned to embrace them.

Iggy also revealed some adult advice her father dished out on her in relation to men.


"My dad always says, 'Wear the tallest heels you can and stand really close to short men. If they have a small d*ck, it'll shrivel up and if they don't then don't worry about it.

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Sounds about right for someone like Iggy Azalea and her "dad".
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London 2012: 2.13m Yi Jianlian is China's
flag-bearer
   

China has picked basketball player Yi Jianlian to carry its flag at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony.

The 2.13m (7ft) NBA player will continue a tradition of Chinese flag-bearers coming - since 1984 - from the men's basketball team.

The team announced the decision at the flag-raising ceremony in the Olympic Village.

Officials hinted earlier the job would go to a "tall, handsome and influential" athlete.

"We can now tell everyone that the delegation's flag-bearer is China men's basketballer Yi Jianlian," Reuters news agency quoted Xiao Tian, China's deputy chef de mission, as saying.

Mr Xiao admitted there were multiple candidates, but said Yi was chosen after "comprehensive consideration".

In two online polls on Sina Weibo - one of China's equivalents of Twitter - Yi was actually beaten by 2011 French Open tennis champion Li Na and Athens Olympics gold medal hurdler Liu Xiang as the most favoured flag-bearer

But Xiao Tian said given the size of China's delegation, the job must go to someone who is "tall enough and famous enough", the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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There were Chinese athletes who were more "influential" than Yi JianLian, like Liu Xiang for instance.  There were certainly other Chinese athlete's who were better looking.  It is clear that Tall height was the most important variable here.  Nothing less than a 7-footer would do.  To those of you who like to blame "Western Culture" for everything including heightism - Wake The F*** up!

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Banned Greek triple jumper ‘bitter and
upset’ after racist tweet gets her kicked out
of Olympics
   

By Chris Chase | Fourth-Place Medal – Thu, Jul 26, 2012 12:22 PM EDT

The Greek triple jumper expelled from the Olympics for sending a racist tweet about African immigrants and the West Nile virus is speaking out against the decision to ban her from competition in London.

Voula Papachristou was left in Athens by the Hellenic Olympic Committee after sending a tweet that read, "with so many Africans in Greece at least the West Nile mosquitos will eat homemade food." Her comment generated a minor uproar in Greece, then became an international story when Greek officials decided to kick her off the Olympic team.

The triple jumper issued a wide-ranging apology after the ruling was announced. Her tone turned defiant on Thursday when she spoke with Reuters about the decision:

"I have not slept at all and to be honest I am still trying to come to terms with what has happened. I am trying to stay calm otherwise I would lose control.

"I am thankful to my coach and family and so many other people who have stuck by me.... After so many years of hurt and sacrifices to try and get to my first Olympics I am very bitter and upset. But what has upset me the most is the excessive reaction and speed of the disciplinary decision."

Though it's probably not best to talk about how you may "lose control" -- I don't think that's taught in Crisis Management 101 -- Papachristou has a point. The reaction was excessive and the speed with which it was made suggests undue haste. It's strange; Greek officials are usually so prudent and judicious in their decision making.

She should be angry. There have been no reports of Greek Twitter guidelines or rules of conduct for athletes. Officials appeared to make an arbitrary decision based on political pressure. They said they banned Papachristou because they didn't want to "place Greece in a very negative light." The thing is, nobody would have known about this had they not banned her. It was an isolated story with no legs. Now it's in its third news cycle.

Papachristou can be angry, but she can't be surprised. When you make a statement that touches on race or religion or gender in a controversial way, the hammer can be dropped quickly.

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Imagine if she had made a tweet like some of the tweets about short men that appear on twitter -

I hate short men - Marz ‏@marz_o_mah
I hate short men - olivia.G. ‏@oliviasweird
I hate short men - Mookiee La Latte ‏@brownNfine
I can't date short guys cuz dey abusive n tall niggas dont respect them - Just Holly ‏@Holly_Hillz
short guys are never taken seriously in my eyes.  I will laugh at you or use your little short sweet ass lol - trouble ;) ‏@PiercedMySoul
I feel bad for short couples cause then they just breed short people. - Turn me into a Bird ‏@Treasurenochest


- if she had, she probably would have become the favorite for the Gold Medal.

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Want to carry the Chinese flag into
the Opening Ceremony? Better be
‘tall, handsome and influential’


By Dan Devine | Fourth-Place Medal – Tue, Jul 24, 2012 12:30 PM EDT

We're just three days away from the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and the Chinese Olympic delegation has yet to reveal which of the 380 athletes who will represent the nation in 23 different events will be the lucky one chosen to carry the Chinese flag in Friday's gala opening parade. Thanks to a hint offered by one Chinese official, though, we know one thing — short stacks need not apply for the honor.

From Xinhua's Zhang Yongfeng:

    "You will get a pleasant surprise when the name of the flag-bearer is announced soon," Xiao Tian, deputy chef de mission of the Chinese Olympic delegation, said at Beijing International Airport while leading a team of Chinese officials to leave for London. [...]

    There has been a lot of guessing about who will carry the Chinese flag in London. Dallas Mavericks player Yi Jianlian, 2011 French Open women's singles winner Li Na, 2004 Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang, Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan and world champion swimmer Sun Yang are among the candidates for the flag-bearer.

    "The flag-bearer should well represent the image of China," said Xiao. "He or she needs to have an impressive record in sports, be tall, handsome and influential."

More on this later.
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Jacksonville convention celebrates height  

Posted: July 5, 2012 - 7:06pm  |  Updated: July 9, 2012 - 9:41am
By Matt Soergel    

Barry Umbs, at 6-foot-9, says that sure, tall people look down upon the more vertically challenged. When you're way up there, after all, you have to.

Still, they don't really, you know, look down on them in the figurative sense.

"We like 'em. But we can't eat a whole one," he quips.

Umbs, of Milwaukee, is chairman of a convention of tall people being held downtown this week. They're a genial bunch of men who are at least 6-foot-2 and women who are at least 5-10.

They seem to have a lot of fun being tall. Umbs himself has a T-shirt he likes: "When you're tall, you see it all."

Other tall conventioneers refer to another popular T-shirt: "No, I don't play basketball. Do you play miniature golf?"

Umbs explains: "When you're up here, you have to have comebacks."

This year's Tall Clubs International convention is at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. About 110 towering people from across the U.S. and Canada are there to socialize, organize, raise funds, volunteer and sightsee.

It's also a chance to blend into the crowd.

Back home in New Orleans, Fred Florek (6-4) will always be "Big Fred." "Here," he said, "I'm just normal."

The average American man is 5-91/2, while the average woman is 5-4, says the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.

Those closer to those averages may think the tall get all the breaks. But life in the stratosphere can have its challenges.

Cars are tough. Movie seats too. Many beds aren't big enough. Doorways are hazardous. Airplanes are a big trouble spot, though the tall people said they're often steered toward exit-row or bulkhead seats.


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The poor dears.  We really have to see what we can do to help them.
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Malevolent Midgets   


Do short men really have rotten personalities?

By Simon Doonan | Posted Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 6:45 AM ET

When news of the TomKat split erupted a couple of weeks back, I braced myself for the inevitable. Just how long would it be before the media and the Twittersphere pointed accusing fingers at that mysterious, select group of individuals, that elite corps of which Tom Cruise, David Miscavige, and I are all such prominent members? Not long, as it turned out. Not long at all.

“Cruise and Miscavige are great friends. They are both short men, like motorbikes and are deeply into Scientology,” screamed the London Independent.

The Twittersphere was even more direct:

“Apparently Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes standing on top of the Eiffel Tower. How paranoid do you have to be about your height?” quipped @theLastJedi.

“Tom Cruise is a creepy little midget. Congrats Katie Holmes, you dodged that bullet,” added @MaceyWaddington.

How horribly predictable it all is! Whenever things go awry, pundits the world over blame the short guy. Was Tom Cruise attempting to oppress and control his wife and daughter Suri? Quite possibly! Is that because Tom Cruise is a Tom Thumb and must therefore be an ill-intentioned control freak?

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Same old stupid bullsh*t.
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How Katie Holmes Took Control  

By Michelle Tauber
Wednesday July 11, 2012 08:00 AM EDT


Katie Holmes knew she had to make a drastic change.

The actress, 33, was increasingly unhappy in her five-year marriage to Tom Cruise as she realized "she no longer had the life she wanted, in terms of her career, her way of life, everything," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

So she took action – quickly.

"Once she decided to go, she was done," says the source.

With help from her unflinching attorney father Martin, she orchestrated a secretive exit strategy that included moving into a new downtown Manhattan apartment, switching cell phones and keeping her megastar husband in the dark – until a bombshell phone call in which she broke the news to him.


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The media nearly always supports women and in a situation like the above almost always either directly or indirectly vilifies men - short or tall.  You know!  - feminism and all that?  And don't forget - Tom Cruise is short.  If the situation were reversed and it was Tom Cruise who sprung a surprise divorce on his wife, and "orchestrated a secretive exit strategy", you can wager dollars to donuts that People WOULD NOT have titled this article - 'How Tom Cruise Took Control'.  It would be disparage Tom Cruise time.  Oh wait a minute!  It IS disparage Tom Cruise time.  Whether it was Cruise doing the divorcing or Holmes, it's always the guy who's the 'bad guy'.  And this guy is a short guy. 

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Short Men, Meet the Man Making Clothes That Fit   

July 9, 2012
By Kurt Soller
at 1:57PM

The polos would nearly reach his knees. The pants had to be cuffed or hemmed. And the shirts, even the ones he liked at Steven Alan, were always too long to be worn untucked. At 5'8", Peter Manning isn't the sort of guy you'd see and think, Wow, he's little. But whenever he went shopping, that's what it felt like, even when he was ten-years-old, when he wanted bell bottoms. Until his mother told him, "Peter, by the time I shorten them, they won't be bell bottoms."

By current estimates, a quarter of American men are Manning's height or shorter, a size that means — length-wise at least — that the size S and XS garments sold at major retailers throughout the country will need alterations; if you're short yourself, you know how hard it can be to find inseams under 30 inches, the typical industry minimum. At age 44, this is the problem that Manning has dreamt his whole of fixing, both for himself and for others.

So, after two years of developing a line, he just launched Peter Manning, the brand, which caters to guys with a constant sizing dilemma. Numbered from 1 through 5, the clothes are for guys from 5'3" and 125 pounds up to 5'9" and 170 pounds. They're the sort of pieces you might find at the best store in your local mall: washed plaid shirts, chino pants, a sweater or two — basics, basically, made in foreign factories where Manning's hardest challenge was explaining his new sizing system. "You can’t allow for any nuance and everything has to be specified," he says. "Over and over."

Manning's growing customer base comes to him for this sort of attention to detail: Right now, as an online-only business at petermanningnyc.com, he's had orders in the hundreds for his first season, Spring 2012. He's hoping that number increases as he adds denim, wool sweaters, and a jacket for fall tailored by Martin Greenfield, which will top out at $695. Before that, most prices were under $100. "In the beginning, I didn't want to exclude anyone who might not be able to afford it," he says. But is a luxury line one of his goals? Absolutely. "I want short guys to go into a Barneys or Saks and ask where the Peter Manning section is." Like petites for women, but without so much stigma.

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Imagine - clothes for short men but without "so much stigma".   Why would there be a "stigma" associated with clothes for short men?  There is no "stigma" associated with clothes for Tall men, as a matter of fact, the stores are proud that they have departments for those "lofty" Tall men.  There are also more and more clothes for the "Large" too - you know - large, as in "overweight", those folks who choose to overeat and under-exercise?  But clothes for short men carry a "stigma".  We agree.  And we also agree that short men who are sick and tired of trying to find clothes that look good on them should check out Peter's website.

Petermanningnyc.com
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

RIP Nora Ephron   

Death.  Like taxes and the Kardashian sisters, it is unavoidable.  I don’t usually like dwelling on it, because it tends to depress me, particularly as I enter that sun-dappled grove called “After 50.”  But every now and then, some lives are worth examining at their natural end, because even though the sorrow is palpable, so is the sense that all of the beauty and laughter created by that creature when living remain in the wake of her passing.  That happened for me with Nora Ephron.

I can’t remember when I first heard her name, but it was probably around the time when I saw “All the President’s Men” with my mother on the Million Dollar Movie.  She mentioned to me that the short reporter played by Dustin Hoffman in the film was once married to a really good writer named Nora Ephron, who reacted to his cheating on her by writing a tell-all novel called “Heartburn.”


It was both loving and bitter, sweet and caustic, funny and tragic.  I was hooked. Here was a woman who could take her own personal humiliation and turn it into a publishing triumph, all the while making you laugh.  But make no mistake:  Ephron was a serious lady with a serious message, particularly compelling for someone like me who has a tendency to lose focus when life sends  curveballs:  “be the heroine in your story not the victim.”

Ephron is from my mother’s generation, someone who was on the cusp of the feminist movement and who might have considered herself a women’s libber but who preferred writing about bras (and how they were filled) than burning them.  She made the minutiae of a woman’s life into grand drama, including cooking, men, hygiene, men, handbags, men, plastic surgery, men, and men.  She was a navel gazer, that’s true, but unlike so many other women who write about women, she wasn’t convinced that we were the center of the universe or that men were simply the backdrop for our fabulousness.  Ephron loved men and women equally (short men named Carl Bernstein being the only exception) and made us love the worlds in which we intersected.

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She loved men and women equally  - except short men?  (Did she dislike short men or does the author of this article dislike short men?  You do some research.)

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SHOWBIZ: Roaring fun with Shrek
   

24 June 2012 | Last updated at 09:04AM
SHOWBIZ: Roaring fun with Shrek
By Aref Omar


A flashy musical for the whole family, Aref Omar discovers that Shrek The Musical is child’s play

THE fairytale adventures of the grouchy green ogre with a heart of gold and his feisty princess bride come to life on stage in Shrek The Musical.

Based on the Oscar-winning animated CGI film from DreamWorks, the production features most of the prominent and integral scenes from the first film, including some word-for-word dialogue parts.

The audience last Wednesday evening at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre had a blast watching the ogre Shrek on his quest to save Princess Fiona from a dragon-infested tower for Lord Farquaad so the ogre could reclaim his swamp home from being overrun by exiled fairytale creatures. Shrek and the cursed Princess Fiona later fall in love.

They then had to foil Lord Farquaad’s devious plan to become King to realise their happy ever after ending.

The original film featured the voice talents of Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as his sidekick Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona and John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad.

With the musical, these characters retained their essence, with the stage actors providing similar depictions from the film versions, augmented by eye-catching costumes and makeup.

Prosthetics, padding and green body paint made Shrek believable and a furry donkey suit with hooves did it for the ogre’s pal.

But the character that stood out during the 150-minute musical was Lord Farquaad, whose short stature is conveyed by actor Merritt David Janes playing the villainous character literally on his knees.


Flamboyant and campy at times, the character never failed to elicit laughs from the audience, comprising mostly of families and children.


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They don't laugh at "Our Hero" - the BIG ugly ogre 'Shrek' -  but they laugh at the short man.  Short men should be banished to Bogey Land.
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Case Number: 2230 GEOFFREY ARNOLD AGAINST
THE DOMINION POST AND STUFF
   

Council Meeting FEBRUARY 2012


Geoffrey Arnold has complained that an opinion column published by The Dominion Post in December 2011 and carried on the Stuff website is discriminatory and offensive. The complaint is not upheld.

Background

A column by Dominion Post regular columnist Rosemary McLeod that appeared on the Stuff website and syndicated to The Press has been the subject of two complaints to the Press Council.
The column, headlined on The Dominion Post’s section of Stuff, Short can be troublesome or seriously dangerous, discussed the behaviour of small dogs by making comparisons with short men.

Complaint
Mr Arnold, a New York resident, complained to the Dominion Post that the columnist was arbitrary and misguided and the column was a degrading assault on a group of individuals. He said it expressed a casual contempt for short people and encouraged prejudice which was demeaning to everyone.
He said the column was not clearly labelled as opinion and its publication was ‘reckless’.
Mr Arnold also complained that the column was inaccurate in comparing a high-profile New Zealand personality of small stature who was bankrupt and an American personality who was taller – and successful. He said the American had also filed for bankruptcy twice.
He questioned whether the column would have been published if it had referred to other minority groups, such as Black people or Jews.

The Newspaper’s Response

Editor Bernadette Courtney, replying for The Dominion Post and also on behalf of Andrew Holden, editor of The Press, said they were surprised that the complaint had come from the United States, a country that guarantees its citizens free speech. The columnist and the newspapers’ website were simply exercising that freedom.
She said the column appeared in the comment or opinion sections in both cases.
Rosemary McLeod was writing primarily for a New Zealand readership and the word ‘bankrupt’ had a different meaning in the United States. It was a fact that the New Zealand businessman referred to was bankrupt while the American was not.
The Press Council has previously upheld the right of columnists to provoke and be outrageous.
Ms Courtney said the columnist was not advocating prejudice against short men. “To equate what were light-hearted comments – a style familiar to regular readers – with prejudice against black or Jews is offensive.”

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It's "light-hearted" when short men are disparaged.  It's also "offensive" when short men start to think that they have rights like everyone else.

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TALL TALK WITH ARIANNE COHEN  

It’s been found over the last half century across different currencies and locales AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS IT’S BEHAVIORAL.  TALL KIDS, WHEN THEY’RE GROWING UP, THEY’RE OFTEN TREATED AS THE LEADER BY THEIR FRIENDS BECAUSE THEY’RE RELATED TO AS AN OLDER PEER.  SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE A 22 YEAR-OLD TALL INTERN WHO GOES INTO A NEW COMPANY, THAT INTERN IS OFTEN KIND OF MAKING ALL THE LITTLE DECISIONS, LIKE ‘WHERE ARE WE GOING FOR LUNCH’, AND WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR PROMOTIONS, THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE BOSS GIVES THE PROMOTION TO THE PERSON WHO’S ALREADY PLAYING THE LEADERSHIP ROLE.

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Tall People:  Just 'Natural' Leaders.

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Is Lack of Height at the Bottom of Prejudice?   
By Henry Pierce

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
February 17, 1979


An article on the disadvantages of being short, in the February issue of Natural History magazine, reminded me of a study done several years ago by former University of Pittsburgh ombudsman Leland Deck.

Deck’s research showed tall persons get better jobs and higher pay than short ones, even if the work has nothing to do with physical appearance  or strength.

Deck’s study figures prominently in the Natural History piece, authored by Vanderbilt University anthropologist Thomas Gregor.

“Deck’s findings,” Gregor says, “suggest that economic prejudice against women, Orientals, Mexican-Americans, and other groups who are shorter than most American men may be partly explained as height prejudice, rather than simply ethnic and sex prejudice.”  (Women who are 5 feet 7 inches tall make the same money as 5-foot-7-inch men, for example.)

Other authorities have said much the same thing.  Sociologist Saul Feldman, for instance, has called American society “a society with a heightist premise:  to be tall is to be good, and to be short is to be stigmatized.”

But skyscraper worship isn’t confined to this country.  Gregor narrates his experiences among the remote Mehinaku Indians in Brazil where height is so prized that adolescents are encouraged to wrap their calves tightly in cotton strips and avoid sexual relations to increase their stature (the Mehinaku think sexual activity is weakening and that a short man is one who couldn’t resist his sexual  urgings in adolescence).

In a search through the Human Relations Area Files, a nationwide data retrieval system that provides information on a wide variety of cultures, Gregor found many societies that are biased in favor of tall men.  He found none that prefers short men.

“Although many societies other than the Mehinaku favor tall men,” Gregor notes, “only a few rival the Mehinaku in the strength of their distaste for short people.  Among these, we must surely count modern America.”

The height bias really isn’t surprising, however, in this country or any other.  It is learned almost from the moment of birth.

The first persons we encounter when we come into the world are taller than ourselves.  These tall figures, whom we soon come to identify as parents and later as teachers, are our primary authorities.  We are totally dependent on them.  For many years they teach us much of what we know about the world.

During most of our childhood, taller persons – persons who are not only taller than we but older and more experienced than we – exercise dominion if not authority over us.

Older – and hence taller – classmates outplay us on the athletic field and often display superior worldly knowledge.  By virtue of their age – which is generally accompanied by greater height – they are granted privileges denied their younger counterparts.

So it is not unexpected that tall persons get the breaks.  It may be the most universal, deeply embedded bias we have.


No argument.
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Why do fat women get more support than short men????    (OLD)
06-09-2009 @ 06:07 PM

  
Short men have the worst out of anybody...women and men disrespect you all the time but if you rebuttal, people claim that you have Napoleon complex.

If you are a fat woman, you can obviously just lose weight and their problem is solved but they seem to be so emotionally distress despite the fact their problem can actually be solved.

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Stating the obvious.
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What's Fair? Equity in Educational Practice
    (OLD)
by Gary K. Clabaugh and Alison A. Clabaugh


snip

Short Stature


Height, particularly in men, is another physical attribute associated with negative stereotypes and discrimination. A 1992 study by researchers from Michigan State University demonstrated that short men are often judged inferior to tall men in several personal attributes. People tend to judge taller men as more socially attractive, higher in professional status, more masculine, more athletically inclined, and more physically attractive than short men (Jackson and Ervin 1992). Similar studies have found that short men often experience discrimination in professional settings. For example, short job applicants are not hired as often as taller applicants (Bonuso 1983); short employees earn less, on average, than taller employees (Loh 1993); and short political candidates lose elections more often than taller candidates (Gillis 1982).

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Just the tip of the iceberg.

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Size really does matter    (OLD)
Sunday 05 November 1995

Tall is the height of fashion - and the lofty of stature tend to be healthier, richer, more successful and more popular - yet they say the world isn't made for them.

snip

Height has come to signify much more than just our vertical sum of inches - or centimetres. Psychological assumptions about height (or lack of it) proliferate: short men are vulnerable to the Napoleon complex - would Hitler have been a megalomaniac at 6ft 2in? Tall women are ambitious and commanding - would Margaret Thatcher have been such an iron maiden at 4ft 11in?

Anecdotally, most people can probably think of an example to prove the point, yet psychologists say such suppositions are based on little more than popular myth. Select a handful of famous short men with a pathological desire for world domination and you have a profile, but probably not one that would stand up to close scrutiny.

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But the significance we place on stature predates the media age. Everyday metaphors reflect an age-old association between height and superiority: "head and shoulders above the rest", "walk tall", to "look up to" and "high and mighty". In contrast, the sayings "small is beautiful" and "the best things come in small packages" sound like lame reassurances.

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Cultural assumptions about the superiority of height may also explain why high-grade civil servants are taller. David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, has studied all the clinical and psychological literature on height written over the past 40 years. "It's almost unanimous that tall men have the advantage in job interviews and promotion," he says. "If you're faced with two candidates, the taller one will probably get the post because he's perceived to be the better at leadership qualities."

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If you're faced with two candidates, one White and the other Black, and the White one gets the post because he's perceived to be "the better at leadership qualities", it's called Racism.

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Short Men Viewed in Negative Light    (OLD)
By COLLEEN FITZPATRICK
Providence Journal
Scripps Howard News Service
From: THE FREDERICK POST
July 20th, 1983


They may be smarter, stronger, and funnier than their peers, but short men have a weaker self-image than tall men, and are viewed in a more negative light by women, according to a new book. Those are among the findings of a study by Henry Biller, a psychology professor at the University of Rhode Island, and Leslie Martel, a consulting psychologist in Connecticut. The study is included in their book, " S t a t u r e and S t i g m a : The Biopsychosocial Development of Short Males," published this year. "In the United States. . .we value not how you look, but what talent or ability you have," Biller said. "That's nice as a philosophy, and I think we should strive for it," he said. However, to assume "that one's body has nothing to do with the kind of success a person has is an illusion."

Biller ("5 feet 7 inches") and Martel ("5 feet 5 inches,") questioned 120 male students at URI, Yale and the University of Connecticut at Storrs from 1982 to 1984. The men were white, 17 to 22, mostly unmarried and had no health problems or physical defects. They were divided into three categories: short (5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5), average (5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10) and tall (6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches). Biller says the heights in between were not included so that the categories would be clear cut. The man of 5 feet 6 or 5 feet 7 is in "somewhat of a gray area," he said. "Our impression is, if you're a male who's 5 feet 6 or 5 feet 7, you have the problems of feeling short, but you're also probably going to be taller than half the women you typically encounter." As for the number left out on the upside - 5 feet 11 - Biller said, "Most people who are 5 feet 11 consider themselves as somewhat in the average range, or almost tall." In the study, the men were asked if they thought their height helped or hindered them socially; what their ideal height was; whether they felt comfortable standing in certain situations, such as in front of a group of classmates, and how important height was in finding a spouse. Researchers also interviewed in depth 20 short students. The results showed that short students were more dependent on others for guidance and direction, and more concerned with how others see them. "Short males have a less favorable self-image than their taller counterparts," Biller said. Most are unlikely to assume leadership roles, because that means being assertive and taking risks, which is incompatible with how they view themselves.

About 120 female classmates who were interviewed revealed "strong and consistently negative attitudes" toward short men, including beliefs that they are more passive, inhibited, insecure and incomplete than taller men. Tall men also viewed their shorter counterparts as "being significantly more immature, conforming, incomplete, dirty and not capable," the researchers found. All the men said they wanted to be taller. Short students wanted to add an average of 6.1 inches to their height. Those in the average group wanted to tack on 2.9 inches, and the tall students sought an extra 1.1 inches. Martel said the study, which drew on the work of other researchers, is the first to examine short men's perceptions of themselves. How can people overcome prejudices toward short men? Biller said that parents, teachers and employers must be aware of their biases. And, he said, mental health and medical professionals should understand that the behavior of short males may stem from feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Being short can either "crush a person's ability to cope or enhance it in a creative way and allow him to make a unique contribution to society," Martel said. To compensate for their short stature, some men build up machismo along with their bodies, Biller said. Others develop their intellectual skills, while still others rely on humor to distract people's attention from their height.

We got this article from a website that sells elevator shoes.  We are not advocating wearing them, by the way.  This article was written in 1983.  It's 2012, and short men are getting a little tired of "developing their intellectual skills" and "relying on humor to distract people's attention from their height".  How 'bout we just call a spade a spade and state that society unjustly discriminates against short men and that short men, and short people in general should have the same rights as everyone else and that short people should fight for their rights the same way all the other groups have in the last 50 years or so, or would that be asking too much?
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