Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
Well, I am a woman and I think it is more socially acceptable for a woman to be short, but I am very short!
I'm around 4' 10", which is small even for a woman. People do make assumptions about height, but the thing is is that those assumptions can be negotiated and challenged. They can be tested too. I think it would be a good idea to actually date and see how women respond to your height within the context of your other attributes before you make any concrete decision.
I like the idea of making peace with your body more so than forever altering it in order to meet some social standard. If you choose to alter your body, where does it really end?
I think the height thing is rather sad as there is actually an operation out there for children that will break their bones so that they will grow more in life. It must hurt like hell. I think I watched a doc on it, and if I remember correctly, it wasn't just parents with children who have some form... of... er dwarfism (is that the correct word now a days?). It was also parents making that decision because they were afraid their children were going to be below average in height.
But yah... In the end, it is really your body. Just do what you think it is right in the end. I take it you were thinking of using LOA?
For some reason I always pictured you as tallish! You're actually a wee bit tinier than me (4'11")
I actually cried cause my parents wouldn't let me get my leg bones broken to make me taller
I copped a lot growing up because I was so short...so I guess I had a really negative impression of my height which always made me want to be taller. I sometimes think I'd be happy being "average short", you know... about 5'2"
or so... so I'd be short without bein an "OMG you're SHORT" type of short
There are times when I sort of come to terms with it, but other times when I'd love to be just that wee bit taller (I'm also at an age where my kids' friends are all getting taller than me... and of course kids always comment on it because they so rarely see adults that they're taller than when they're in teh 10-11 year old range). I know people don't mean to be cruel, but whenever people comment on it, it sort of gives me a blow to the old self esteem... It's a remnant of all the hangups I had growing up, but it's still surprising how sensitive I am about it I think!