A video in some ways similar to the zone of space violation videos depicted on the 'Broadcasts' page. Though it's promoting 'Wind Energy', the people who made the video made darn sure they depicted the "wind" in the form of a Tall Man, this way he can violate people as he did in the video with childish pranks and still get the sympathy of the audience while complaining how lonely he is. Please check out the comments.
9:51 Host: But being a man gives you more privilege than being a child obviously.
Desmond Cole (Torontoist): Yes.
Host: And women too?
Desmond Cole: Yes. In many cases.
SupportForTheShort: How would Mr. Cole like it if he were compared to a child? How would Mr. Cole like it if were actually thought to BE a child? How would he like it if women of the same – and all skin colors – thought of him as “genetic garbage”. We could go on and on.
11:23 Karen Straughan (girlwriteswhat youtube channel): . . . men do have some privileges compared to women and they will be taken seriously in ways that women often won’t.
SupportForTheShort: People of TALL stature no matter what their skin color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, etc. have unearned “privileges” over short statured people and they are ALWAYS TAKEN MORE SERIOUSLY than the short-statured person.
18:23 Katherine Hensel: I can tell you it’s jarring to me when I get off the plane, it’s this immediate, when I get off the plane in Winnipeg or the other (unintelligible) provinces, you see people’s faces, they’re trying to figure out that I’m not a “slam-dunk”, and they see and they scan me, they see the briefcase, they see the suit, they see my face, and then a little scowl –
Host: The scowl means what?
Katherine Hensel: Um, just they’re identifying me non-aboriginal people identifying me as an aboriginal . . .
SupportForTheShort: She doesn’t even know why people are looking at her, she just assumes this. When people violate your personal zone of space (the short person), make malicious, wanton, and brutal insults against your person directed at your height, you can be damn well certain that you are being targeted INTENTIONALLY. And the other party’s absolute absence of fear or even the most basic respect for your human dignity is proof positive of the total acceptability of heightism directed at people of short-stature which far exceeds actions that would be directed at almost any other group of people.
19:37 Saadia Muzaffar: I think people see my name, they’ve not even met me or ever laid eyes on me
Host: They see your name and they assume what?
Saadia Muzaffar: They assume a) that I’m different. I’m always categorized as an “other” so I’m always having to prove that I am articulate and thoughtful and my experience matter and questions like, ‘So where are you from?” – Well, Toronto. “Where are you really from?” And this never ends . . . and we laugh now but this is exhausting. These are micro-aggressions that keep happening over and over again.
Supportfortheshort: Well Ms. Muzaffar, the Tallers don’t even care where we’re from. They don’t care at all. We may as well not even exist in some situations. Just asking where you’re from is not a ‘micro-aggression’ in our opinion. Asking, “Does your mother let you out this late?” is a real sentence of aggression.
22:10 Host: We do do that. Why to we go there?
Jonathan Kay: We like to put people in boxes . . .
Host: They’re SIZING YOU UP in a different way obviously.
Jonathan Kay: They’re SIZING ME UP in a different dimension . . .
SupportForTheShort: The host doesn’t even realize what he just said. “Sizing Up” is a phrase that means basically, “Does this person pose a threat?” “Can this person fight back?” “Can this person be an adversary?” And Big ALWAYS means better, stronger, and tougher.
28:40 Desmond Cole: If you don’t know what it’s like for someone to have somebody say, “Desmond, your skin is like so dark! It’s like so dark!”
Host: (Surprised) People said that to you?!
Desmond Cole: Of course! And they don’t know the impact that that has on me. But –
Host: Which is what?
Desmond Cole: It hurts my feelings. . . . This is not about the person who said “Desmond your skin is so dark” has bad intentions, it’s about the fact that what they say hurts. . . .
SupportForTheShort: With short people it IS about bad intentions. It is about intentional maliciousness. It is about hate. (Just go to twitter) It is about prejudice. It can even be about violence. And no one gives a Frenchman’s phuck about it.
30:27 Sadia Muzzafar: . . . And that’s why it’s important to talk about the fact that they’re coming at it from a point of view to hurt somebody actively, regardless, the effect of that is pain.
SupportForTheShort: With respect to short people others are almost always viewing the short person as unable to fight back.
Host: Is there a place in this conversation for the offending person to say: ‘Hey, I didn’t mean anything by this, Chill out!’
Sadia Muzzafar: Which the sort of the less amped-up version of being defensive, right? It was a joke, right, relax. Which is trivializing what I felt on the receiving end. So you’re saying a) you hurt me and b) you don’t care, is what you’re saying to me. So instead of saying that, you could be forthcoming and say, “I don’t understand this, why is this a problem”. I don’t think many people who are on the other end would say, “Well that’s your problem.” They would actually make a concerted effort to have that understanding.
SupportForTheShort: No group knows better than short people and short men in particular the meaning of the word “trivialing”.
38:00 Sadia Muzzafar: That’s where the “Check your privilege” phrase comes from and how most people react to it. The reason why it’s viewed as confrontational because it’s often at the tail end of, somebody saying, “This is my life, I have to negotiate something that you don’t give a second thought to, every single day of my life, so there’s a part of my energy, my effort, my sanity, that goes into just normalizing things, that other people just walk through, and that’s why most of the time when somebody logs a “check your privilege”, it is with an undertone of frustration and rage, uh, but it comes from not just that one incident, it is built on like, it’s death by a thousand paper cuts.
SupportForTheShort: No one has yet coined the phrase, “Tall Privilege” so we might as well do it right here and now. I don’t believe Ms. Muzzafar has ever been called a malicious term like “runt”, or “shrimp”, or “pipsqueak”. I don’t think she has been hurt intentionally in any way, shape or form, otherwise she most surely would have mentioned it. I don’t think she has ever been targeted so directly the way short people often are. I don’t think anyone has patted her on the head lately as if she were a child. I don’t think anyone has targeted her specifically for the kind of harassment that short people are often victims. I don’t think she’s ever experienced in the workplace what a reddit poster claimed happened to him, in other words, I don’t think she ever walked down the hall of a professional company and had a “partner” in the company swing a file folder at her head. I don’t think people on the street bump into her expecting her to get out of their way. I don’t think people with Ms. Muzzafar’s ancestry are wished to be exterminated on places like twitter. I don’t think people of her ancestry have been wished on places like twitter, for genocide. We could go on and on with this too. Are we playing the “Oppression Olympics” here? We sure as hell are, and we're way in front for the Gold Medal for most targeted group on the planet. We’re also way in front for the Gold Medal for least recognized prejudice, and last but not least, we don’t even have a forum for verbalizing it.
It's 2015, and rights for short people are NOT part of ANY forum.
Big man squirts Tom Cruise in the face while interviewing him, and it's short men who need to "grow up". We wonder if this guy would have pulled the same "prank" had Tom Cruise been a bigger man? The answer we keep coming up with is a resounding "NO!" Cruise handled it very well, confronting the Big man with Tall Man Complex. Big, Strong man then tries to run away. Cruise calls him back. Tom then calls a spade a spade. If this were a short man doing this to a famous Tall actor, he probably would have been grabbed by security guards, beaten, and then arrested. And then the media would have a field day with "Short man syndrome". You know it and we know it.
Women will only date short men if all the others are murderers, child molesters, or psychotics. Although - see below --
THE VIDEO ABOVE IS FROM PRANKSTERS.COM. TWO GUYS GO UP TO VARIOUS COUPLES SEPARATELY AND ASK IF THE MAN WOULD LET HIM F**K THEIR WIVES/GIRLFRIENDS. AND THEY ACTUALLY USE THE WORD "FUCK". ACTUALLY IT WAS THE MUCH BIGGER, VERY MUSCULAR AND TATTOOED GUY THAT USED THE F WORD. THE VERY MUSCULAR AND TALLER DARK-SKINNED MAN GOT NOTHING BUT LIGHT AND LOOSE ATTITUDES FROM THE 6 COUPLES DEPICTED WHEN HE CAME UP TO THEM. THEY ALL HAD A GOOD LAUGH. ONE WOMAN EVEN HELD THE BIG GUY'S HAND AND SAID "THANKS". CONTRAST THE REACTION OF BOTH THE MEN AND WOMEN WHEN THE SHORT, SKINNY WHITE GUY DID EXACTLY THE SAME THING (WITHOUT USING THE F WORD). THE SHORT SKINNY WHITE GUY WAS MET WITH HOSTILE, DEFENSIVE ATTITUDES AND EVEN VIOLENT ATTACKS OR POTENTIAL ATTACKS. THIS IS YET ANOTHER PRIMA FACIE EXAMPLE OF THE HATRED AND DISLIKE OF SHORT MEN BY BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. WHEN A TALL MAN OR A 'BIG' MAN' ENGAGES IN NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR IT IS ALL A JOKE AND THE BIG MAN EVEN GETS THANKED FOR IT. WHEN SHORT MEN ENGAGE IN EXACTLY THE SAME BEHAVIOR, THE RESULT IS INSTANT HOSTILITY AND AGGRESSION. AND THE TWO JERKS THAT DID THE EXPERIMENT - ESPECIALLY THE IDIOT SHORT GUY - COULDN'T EVEN SEE THE "800 POUND GORILLA IN THE ROOM". AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO WE SEE THE HALF-WIT SHORT GUY ACTING MANIC LIKE HE'S THE COOLEST THING ON TWO FEET. HE'S FAR TOO BRAIN-DEAD TO REALIZE WHAT AN ASS HE IS. HE COULDN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES. THIS "SOCIAL EXPERIMENT" SHOULD HAVE BEEN ENTITLED, "HOW SHORT MEN ARE TREATED DIFFERENTLY WHEN ENGAGED IN THE SAME BEHAVIOR AS TALLER AND BIGGER MEN", BECAUSE ALL IT DID WAS PROVE THAT SHORT MEN ARE NOT "ALLOWED" TO ENGAGE IN THE SAME BEHAVIOR AS TALLER OR BIG/BIGGER MEN WITHOUT THERE BEING SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES FOR IT OR EVEN A VIOLENT ATTACK. WE WON'T PRETEND THAT THERE ARE NOT OTHER SOCIETAL ISSUES INVOLVED HERE AS WELL, ALTHOUGH THEY'RE BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THIS WEBSITE.
More wanton labeling of short guys.
Idiot short guy labels himself. (See comments section of the video.)
F**k off I'm small - you need to watch all 6 parts.
Tall Clubs International
I wonder why the cameramen keep focusing in on the women? Is it because they want to emphasize that women find short men a joke? Or could it be that it just happened that more women than men found this routine funny? We'll let you ponder the possibilities and the implications
In the above video Don Lemon says the only reason Kevin Hart's woman is with him is because he has a lot of money. He may have a point. Just look at how uncomfortable his woman appears being just photographed with him. However, even in a light and loose interview like this one at a gala event, Lemon just can't resist demeaning a short man, even if the short man is a star and a Black "brother".
Some of the comments of the duped:
5'8" guy: I'm honored
5'0" guy: Can I get a picture with you?
5'10" guy: Congratulations! Get a picture of me . . .!
Bartender: It's on the house!
Connor Toole, the guy in the video says:
It turns out if you wear a suit, act really confident AND are also 7 feet tall it's real easy to get on the floor of the NBA draft.
What he doesn't say is that the first two are moot points if one isn't this TALL. He's doing a whole lot more than getting on the floor of the NBA draft. Connor then walks the streets and frequents the clubs of Manhattan. As expected everyone is awed. He is mobbed by men and women alike. This could not be done if not for his very tall height. He gets awe, admiration, and love from both men and women alike. He gets free drinks, requests for photos and selfies with him; Women freely give him their phone numbers, and allow him to hug them, kiss them, and "handle" them. Could anyone possibly picture a short man wearing a suit and "acting really confident" getting the same sort of treatment? Men who are tall know perfectly well the "privilege" which they enjoy. They know perfectly well that they receive respect and admiration that much of the time they neither earn nor deserve. They receive this from both sexes and all races and nationalities. At the end Connor says:
"All around it sounds like a great life when you're in the NBA. I can't wait to get up at 9 o'clock and go to work."
He forgot to mention the perks he gets there too.
Check out Connor's Twitter feed -
Women would die if their sons were short..
When is 'National Hug a Short Person Day'?" "They don't get one! Hee hee hee hee hee"
Short men more likely to be fingered as criminals. (Please view the segment between 3:55 and 5:03 of the video.)
Well, convicted 6'7" murderer Joran van der Sloot has found love in a Chile prison. Four years after murdering Stephanie Flores and being named a prime facie suspect in the disappearance of U.S. teen Natalie Holloway in 2005, van der Sloot will be tying the knot with Leidy Figueroa. As a matter of fact she's already pregnant with his baby! It seems women will marry Tall men even though they ARE murderers. Isn't love wonderful!!! Read the CNN story here.
The late Muhammad Ali (6'3"), famous for getting in the faces of his opponents before fights, definitely did not like 6'6" Ernie Terrell standing too close to him.
It just gets sicker and sicker . . .
In 2006 the webmaster was associated with the website www.nossaonline.org. The year before, in 2005 he was asked to be the Secretary of what was represented to him as the National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc. He accepted. What he didn’t realize was that the website was being falsely represented as an incorporated non-profit organization. Nevertheless, in May of 2006, he was contacted by an AP reporter to offer comments on a judge’s decision for sentencing a very short man to probation in a Lincoln, NE case. He offered his comments to the reporter. He was then asked to be interviewed by Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace, Megyn Kelly (at the time Megyn Kendall), and one or two others. This is his interview with the then Megyn Kendall. Click here to hear the interview.
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.
The title of the above video is: "Why Kevin Hart isn't Afraid to Laugh at his Short Stature". Can you imagine if race was being discussed and the video was titled: "Why Kevin Hart isn't Afraid to Laugh at his skin color"? Ditto for any other physical characteristic. According to Oprah Winfrey ALL men below 6 feet in height have a "Complex". Now it's not just short men who have a "complex" it's ALL men who aren't at least 6 feet or MORE in height.
Overweight comedian uses Tom Cruise as a punchline.
Arianne "Supremacy' Cohen proud that discrimination against short people allows tall people to make more $ - about $1,000/inch/year.
SupportForTheShort on the BBC
It's 1971 and 5'11" Joe Frazier appears almost as tall as 6'2 1/2" Muhammad Ali. Could that be because of his Platform shoes? Could it be that Frazier was wearing platform shoes expressly for that purpose?
You figure this one out.
Rosebud Baker bashes short men in the above video: I'm working for two little assholes in Beverly Hills. . . .
Tall woman disparages short men. An obvious "Tall Woman Complex". I'm sorry, what did you say, we did not hear you? What is a "Tall Woman Complex"? A "Tall Woman Complex" is an attitude possessed by Tall Women who feel unfeminine or downright Masculine. They deal with it by disparaging their opposite counterpart - Short Men. And if they're a "comedian", they make money off of it too. (although this "woman" is NO comedian). They know that they have "The Power" ( you know, feminism and all that), so they disparage little men. Feminism is one of the worst enemies of short men - and men in general - as feminists will attack who they perceive to be the weakest of the male sex first, and that would be short men. In the future we will see more people like this Aida Rodriguez. She can't find a man interested in her, so she disparages the men who she perceives to be the most defenseless - and that would be short men.
A short man simply has to "be" in order to get laughs.
In the video above, which was taken from 'The Andy Williams Show' circa 1968, we see Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Andy Williams singing the hit 'Scarborough Fair', written by Paul Simon. Even 48 years ago we see the sting of the lash of heightism in the cameraman's choice of close-ups. Both Art Garfunkel and Andy Williams rate no less than 3 close-ups each, but Paul Simon gets none. All the cameraman did was focus on Simon's fingers on the guitar strings..
It's "all in your mind little man". You should just -" Get over it."
A rare tall guy who might understand some of the difficulties short men face.
Self-styled psychologist accuses Putin of the usual Napoleon Complex nonsense.
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