Monday, 12 October 2015

Things You Should Never Say To a Short Woman

Surveys where tall women and skinny women are quizzed about the sort of comments, if directed at their physical appearances that seriously get under theirskin is nothing new in some places in the world and now, it's time for the petite ladies out there to have their turn.
Short men unquestionably face greater social challenges than short women do, but being small in stature can mean years of frustrating, often patronizing, comments. Short women are deemed"cute," patted on the head even after we have far outgrown the kid label, and often (unintentionally) infantilized by our co-workers, love interests and even random strangers.
What shorter-than-average woman out there hasn't elicited looks of intense suspicion from a bouncer examining your decidedly over 21 ID? Or been told that you'll really appreciate looking 18 when you're 40? Or been glanced over completely, made to feelin visible in a sea of taller people?
As Sadie Stein wrote in 2010 for Jezebel: "[As a short woman], it's very hard to be taken seriously; you're 'cute' and almost novel. In a sense, you're hyper-feminized, but also not treated as an adult. Forget about being seen as a sexual object; people tend to regard you, often, as a sort of asexual perma-child."
So, friends of short ladies everywhere, please avoid making an issue out of your smaller companions' height. Here are 20 things you should never ever say to a short woman, courtesy of some Twitter and Facebook communities:

1."I think my 12-year-old is taller than you!"
2." Disney World is always hiring your size for costume characters."
3."Can you reach that for me?"
4."You're like a little doll."
5."Sorry I stepped on you."
6."If you were any shorter, I'd call you Yoda!"
7."Are you short enough to technically be considered a little person?"
8.Anything involving the term " fun-sized."
9."I can use you as an arm rest!"
10."Short women don't age as fast."
11."Can you grab me that dish up ther- Oh. Never mind."
12."Yo! Smurfette!"
13."Can I put you in my suitcase?"
14." You're so cute."
15."I could totally use you as a place to put my beeron!"
16."You're so pretty! Too bad you can never be a model..."
17."Look how short you are!"
18."Do your feet touch the ground?"
19."But everyone else in your family is so tall!"
20." Move it, shortie!"

Although a tweet from a probable aggrieved fellow reads "you can say anything to a short woman. she's taller than you in attitude and can take it."— Jennifer Juniper (@miss_juniper). Is that true or she would 'take' it personal? Anyway they have a right to live and therefore deserve your respect!

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