Height-ism (Tall Supremacy)
Posted By: discipleofthenile
Date: Saturday, 3 June 2006, at 9:21 a.m.
DISCLAIMER: this is a fictitious account...nothing like this would ever or could ever happen on Earth.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...there occurred hundreds and hundreds of years of worldwide oppression and degradation and genocide towards “short” people by the hands of “tall” people.
Tall people - anyone above 6 feet (6'0")
Short people - anyone under 6 feet
-Talls felt they had the divine right to expand and acquire/steal lands from the “shorts”
-Shorts were extracted from their lands and enslaved
-The shorter shorts were put in the fields
-The taller shorts were given a little education and authority over the shorter shorts and clothed nicely and put in the “tall house” with the giant.
-Religion was imposed upon these short people with the instillment of afterlife benefits coming by way of a tall man.
-After the shorts blew up the Death Star and gained "emancipation", talls still controlled “The 9 Areas” of Economics, Education, Entertainment, Labor, Law, Politics, Religion, Sex and War.
If a person looked like they were close to 6 foot in height, they “passed” for tall. So it was desired amongst shorter shorts to breed with someone “taller than you”. In fact, shorts would tie their young children’s hands to the rafters and put bricks in their pockets hoping to “stretch the tallness” into their child, for no one wanted their children to also suffer the brunt of being short.
Tall people, feeling superior to shorts, implemented a hierarchy and value system which caused divisions within the short community. In order to join certain societies and social organizations, short people implemented a “saloon swivel door test” [saloon doors were about 5 feet tall] so if a person was taller than the saloon doors [over 5 feet tall], they were allowed in the saloon for a beer and soon afterwards approached by respectable and educated (taller) shorts offering admissions into their prestigious selective fold. “Short” owned magazines and “Short” run beauty contests always seemed to highlight the tallest of the short people. The aesthetic standard of tallness was deeply engrained in the short community. Many of the characteristics of being short was disfavored, and a plethora of products were available to “mask” or “deny” shortness. High heeled or platform shoes were popular...big hats gave the impression of tallness...creams were sold to make one’s legs look narrow which made them appear long and lanky like a taller person...And so of course, the taller the Short person was, the more likely they were accepted by “Tall folk” in the above mentioned “9 Areas”.
I tell you, no one wanted to be Short...in fact, their holy books cited the possibility that shortness was a inherited curse.
There is no doubt that the (shorter) Shorts received denigration from both Talls and (taller) Shorts.
SHORT LIBERATION LEADERSHIP
Who would have experienced more damage, alienation and hardship in the world of “tall/person/heightism”.
A.) a person 5'11" (taller short)
B.) a person 5'8" (medium short)
C.) a person 5'2" (shorter short)
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