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Heightism..the final frontier?


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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 16:14:46 GMT
OK, care to start a thread?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 16:19:15 GMT
He's an actor. Small actors seem to do OK.

Try Andrew Carnegie or Bernie Ecclestone.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 16:22:21 GMT
Spin says:
A: What about Napleon and Joe Pecsi ("You think I'm a funny guy?...)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 16:25:18 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
May we please establish how small is "small"

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 17:41:48 GMT
Sadly it is probably an overactive brain stem.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 17:42:20 GMT
Dear beloved...depends on how you define a fact.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 17:42:49 GMT
Not sure whether it applies to woman.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 17:54:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Mar 2013 18:58:48 GMT
Good question:

Carnegie was 5'3"

Gorgeous Kylie is 4' 11"

Alan Ladd was 5' 4"

Stalin, 5' 5"

A standard UKey garden gnome is about 12"

Simone is 5' 4 and 1/2"...the 1/2" is very important.

I'm 5' 10" but when I go down the chippy at lunch time I'm a midget against the 6' 3" schoolboys in there.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 17:57:06 GMT
I've just looked this up: over 30% of CEOs of Fortune 500 corporations are over 6' 3".

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 17:58:41 GMT
Napoleon was 5' 6" - above av height for his time.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 18:08:24 GMT
David Groom says:
kraka,

'Pouring manure onto your rhubarb, that's novel why not try custard like everyone else?'

Yeah, but you should have seen the size of the rhubarb. I doubt that custard would have had the same effect. In any case, we couldn't get hold of 3 cubic yards of custard.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 18:25:36 GMT
Pipkin says:
Hi A,
Not so..... she was due to go to Rome........ but IMO the flack that's flying about Ratsinger and the pervy cardinal has soured the visit.
Call me an old cynic? (That doesn't look right? I don't know what's wrong with my spelling lately.)
M

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 18:30:10 GMT
There you are, you see. The older woman - tougher than you think.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 18:42:18 GMT
Pipkin says:
What about Napoleon, Sean Bean, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Frank Sinatra. The Beatles, Al Paccino, Brad Pitt, Karate Sensie Tatso Susuki, Richard Gere. The list of successful small men is endless?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 18:57:35 GMT
As A Customer asked earlier, how tall is small? Most of those on your list are at least 5' 7", and most are what they call 'average height'.

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 19:08:58 GMT
Pipkin says:
Dustin Hoffman 5'5'' and very attractive even now as an old man.
For every small man there is a small partner, or not..
It really doesn't matter about the height of the person, but their attitude and personallity does matter.

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 19:35:21 GMT
Politics: Studies have revealed a bias favoring tallness in politics. For example, from 1904-1984 the taller candidate won the U.S. presidential elections 80% of the time, and only two presidents in the entire history of the United States have been shorter than the nation's average height at the time of their presidencies.

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich writes, "With rare exceptions, senators are always tall and big shouldered. Heightism is rampant in American politics. I'm tempted to stand on my chair, but that would be uncabinetlike. I have to remain content to hear the oath and watch the backs of senatorial necks."

Reich, Robert, B. (1997). Locked in the Cabinet. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, p. 44.

Business: The business world also favors the tall over the short. For example, one study found a positive relationship between newly hired MBAs' height and starting salaries. Tall men (6 feet 2 inches and above) received a starting salary 12.4% higher than graduates of the same school who were less than 6 feet, even when the shorter applicant was a man of higher intelligence. In 2003, researchers at the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina found that each extra inch of a man's height commanded an additional $789 dollars annually. Over the years, that difference can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars more for the tall person compared to his shorter counterpart.

Dating: Another area where height prejudice exists is in dating. Studies have shown that women favor tall men over short men. For example, when 100 women were asked to evaluate photographs of men whom they believed to be tall, average or short, all of them found the tall and average men significantly more attractive.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 19:42:12 GMT
How about baldies, uglies... does the world discriminate against them too?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 19:52:03 GMT
There may be a tall woman for a small man as these blokes confirm: Tom Cruise, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Bernie Ecclestone, Jamie Cullum, Sakozy, The Squeaker, Salaman Rushdie. all seem to like tall women

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 21:38:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Mar 2013 21:47:13 GMT
Ian says:
I suffered heightism many years ago when I attempted to buy a pair of trousers in a shop called "High & Mighty". They dismissed my request as had nothing small enough for me; I'm 6'1".

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 21:40:06 GMT
People are just rude. But actually Barrack Obama seems to be suffering at the moment, and isn't he a slightly small man with a fairly tall wife? The perception is that the man is weaker, even if the woman is quite mild-mannered. But then if he asserts himself they say he is a control freak, so he can't win.

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 21:41:14 GMT
Ian says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 21:44:24 GMT
I can be flexible. But my family were reminding me that I once had a thing about the character of Scott Tracy in the Thunderbirds tv series. My brother told me he was only 4' tall, so I said size doesn't matter but I suppose his acting was a bit wooden, or was it plastic?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 22:33:01 GMT
Obama is <<slightly small>> a mere garden gnome, when compared to an NBA player like Denis Rodman, who has just been paid millions to stand next to Kim Wrong un of N Korea, who looked really small, and say, 'he's my new friend for life'. Obama is tall when compared to the average US man. He looks a couple of inches taller than Michelle.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2013 10:52:31 GMT
I must have got the wrong impression then. I had thought Michelle was tallish for a woman.
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