I would say being a short woman (5ft nothing) that people in general (of both genders) tend to make snap judgements about my personality based on my size. Mostly, I tend to get judged as sweet, innocent and not particularly assertive. Basically, they tend to think I'm a nice person but a bit of a push over and not as capable of running things or standing up for myself as women who are taller or larger framed. It doesn't stop people from getting to know me and realizing that I'm quite able to take charge of things and standing my ground when need be, so mostly it doesn't bug me.
Of course, when it comes to men I'm painted with the "cute" label for all eternity, but that's fine, I can work with that...
Tall women have their own trials- or so I'm told, so I guess it all works out in the wash...
For the most part, I think women are only judged for their height in relation to the man doing the judging. Like for instance, I'm a very short guy, so a girl who is 6ft tall is going to be of no interest to me. It's not that I find her unattractive. I just prefer girls to be closer to my height and I know most girls do not want to date a guy shorter than them.
That is one of the most stupidest articles I'ver ever read. These research articles are getting worse and worse. How on earth can your height determine how ambitious, intelligent, assertive and independant you are?
I don't judge woman by there height it doesn't bother me at all. I have yet to meet a girl taller then me though. I guess if you were a short guy you might have issues will judging taller people in general. I'd probably compare it to a girl having a small chest and wanting a bigger one. I think short guys just want to be taller. Insecurity!
Its like people are just naturally born stupid; its bad enough for women to be illogical, but for men to be like this, Dude like hell no, stop it. People are looking at the height of someone to determined thier personality and success, you can't be taking seriously with this mindset. Which one would you hire? An average man who happens to be tall whose dumb, and can't get the job done. Or a man who happens short with a harvard degree who can get the job done? You choose. Lets see how successful your company turns out. Like with women, their brains are smaller. So yes they will think irrational and ignorant as they do now. Sure, its natural for a woman to want a tall man and bash a short man, but its also natural for a tall man to cheat on a woman. You see how those both play a role and and hurting one another. Maybe if people weren't so shallow, maybe they would be more stabled. This article is beyond stupid...
Honestly I don't care that much about a girls height. I practice hotism though. Mostly that has to do with how good their bodies are.
If you actually read the article, it says that men prefer short women. And they do.
Most men prefer women to be shorter then them for the opposite reason why women prefer tall men.
Male and female's general preferences compliment one another.
For a woman a tall man gives her a sense of strength and protection.
For a man a short woman gives him the sense that he's protecting her and he's "strong". which makes him feel more confident and self assured.
And if you actually read the article it shows that being tall has its advantages and so does being short for women.
For MEN however being short pretty much makes you a horrible loser.
While "heightism" is certainly a real thing for both men and women, I'm not sure that equating the prejudices against short guys with the height prejudices against short women is particularly fair. The reason being, that I honestly don't know one thing that's considered beneficial/an advantage of being short if you're a guy. I'm talking as seen from either girls or other guys. The disadvantages short guys often face with girls has been discussed enough on here so I'm sure you know them by now. However, other guys tend to not take you as seriously or give you as much respect (even if you're relatively ripped) as they would someone taller.
The term "heightism" makes me confused. I can't decide whether I want to laugh or smack you upside the head.
That's how I feel about it.
Nobody can just be happy the way they are, can they? Short women are pissed because they're not seen as confident and independant. Tall women are pissed because they're not considered nurturing and kind. Both are horribly fearful that OH MY GOD MEN WON'T LOVE ME BECAUSE OF IT. Insecurities run rampant, and CRAP like this "study" just intensifies it. Marvelous. Just marvelous.
I have a short friend who is always going off about how people make her feel about her height. There's something about being that people don't respect and feel the need to make fun of. It might be because children are usually short. Children don't get respect.
We are obsessed with height as a society. Sports, Movies, The Fashion Industry praises height and its what we see and equate with success, money power and sex. It sucks, but people are pretty friggin shallow
The only issue I have with being short (5'4 is short in my town of 6'+ dutch people) is that everyone assumes I'm young. I had someone ask me if I was ready for 9th grade next year...I'll be at college in the fall. That's the only issue I have with it. If people just keep their mouths shut, then it's all good
I'm short, and when I think about myself running my dad's company one day, I think it's going to be a joke because I'm so petite who's going to take orders from me? But still, I have to do it, and I will, nothing will stop me from it but a pair of 15cm Louboutins will help me gain more confidence.
Usually its taller women that guys dislike. Guys love shorter women because they want to be the big one. You'll find some guys who are 6'4 and like girls Snooki's height just for an ego boost. You never see girls 6'4 with a guy 4'11 because that doesn't "seem" right.
When I see tall I just see tall. Who the hell sees a tall m/w and thinks oh they are smart because of it.