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Discrimination against people based on out-of-range heights—i.e., against those who are 'too tall' or 'too short'
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That said, we feel that we need to drastically alter our thinking regarding the benefits of a taller, heavier population and begin to implement societal, political, and corporate changes in attitude to stem the illogical belief that leads to heightism regarding our societal and corporate preferences for increased height.
TINY Alan Taylor has begun a bizarre quest to counter heightism in the pages of Scottish papers.
40) Heightism is the idea that height is prized in our society, not only in the sports and entertainment worlds, but is also important in influencing decisions pertaining to offers of employment, salaries, advancement in various occupations, choice of a marital partner, and politics.
This heightism was met with scorn and counsels of finding "good things in small packages".
I am walking back from an ICC event in the company of the Phuket correspondent and his trusty City 2000 "Tonto," Lorraine Francis, when the topic gets on to heightism.