Heightism and dating
What we need is education for those who discriminate against short people, not the genetic engineering of the victims of that prejudice. Business: The business world also favors the tall over the short.
Politics: Studies have revealed a bias favoring tallness in politics. For example, one study found a positive relationship between newly hired MBAs' height and starting salaries.
There is nothing medically wrong with these children; they produce normal levels of growth hormone on their own.
They are simply short, most often because their parents are short. The real difficulties lie in the social bias against short people.
Heightism: a form of discrimination that is based on height.
In our culture, there is a bias against short stature, and a glorification of those taller in stature.
For End the Awkward, he talks about awkwardness when it comes to dating and sex and gives some tips for getting over it.
When I was born, I was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism called diastrophic dysplaysia which means my bones don’t grow like an average height person would.
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” and goes on to say, “I’m 5' 11”, and even I notice that at parties or in social situations, the tallest guy seems to have an advantage.” If a man two inches taller than the average is a potential consumer of the height-enhancing insoles, it is undeniable that the pressure for more inches and the glorification of tall stature is deeply embedded in our culture.
It can be hard to resist this cultural pressure, this feeling of being “less than”, of not “measuring up,” if you are short.
One of the reasons why football is cherished is because it is one of the few areas of life where the idea actually works.” Keyes, Ralph. The result is the widespread abuse of steroids at all levels of athletic activity.
For example, estimates of steroid abuse among professional football players, particularly linebackers and linemen, run as high as 50%.