Tips for tall women dating short men

The truth is, from a genetic standpoint I never had a snowball’s chance. The odds of my ever winning the 6’4” lottery were only slightly less than my becoming the first person to kill a dinosaur with a slingshot on Saturn’s third moon.

I spent my young life being told that our pediatrician estimated I’d end up making it to 5’6”, maybe 5’8” if I was lucky, which was still short, but not comically so.

Perception A common complaint amongst women in the workforce is that instead of being praised for showing the same decisive leadership qualities as their male peers, strong women often end up being classified as “bitches” whose dedication is seen as a form of psychosis rather than that of admirable drive and ambition.

In the case of short men, take the above and replace “bitches” with “little Napoleons”, whose desire to succeed is dismissed by many as evidence of “short man’s syndrome” and a pathetic need to prove themselves more worthy than others.

It happened whenever I stepped out onto the school playground at recess.

As soon as I appeared the older girls would shriek with delight and chase me until I couldn’t run anymore.

This means that a man who is the same height as the average Fortune 500 CEO will likely earn ,890 more a year than I would for the same job.

I'm a very loving,generous,loyal and a caring person.

But it turned out that quack was way off and I stopped gaining inches not long after my 13th birthday.

It was Grade Eight and I had permanently reached my lifelong summit of 5’2” — just three inches above the official medical classification of dwarf or little person.

It’s hard enough trying to explain to people the realities of height discrimination when you have to also convince them it’s an actual thing in the first place. But I’ve lived the life and know the truth and what I have found is that many of the cultural inequities we traditionally assume are gender-based might have just as much to do with size as the seemingly inexcusable lack of a penis.

Before you take this statement as an affront to the harsh realities of patriarchal oppression and expose my testicles to the flames of your self-righteousness, let me point out several ways I have found where being a short dude and being a woman directly correspond.

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