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|12-15-2011, 04:22 AM||#31 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
I have heard that there is height discrimination in China. I seem to recall a story where a lawyer couldn't get a job because he was too short. I think he sued and won. Why is height such a big deal in China? What does it mean to be short? Are woman discriminated against on the basis of height just as much as men?
|12-15-2011, 04:37 AM||#33 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
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|12-15-2011, 05:26 AM||#34 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
I guess there's no logical explanation, it's part of their cultural standards of beauty as well as having round eyes, double-fold eyelid an pale skin (women carry umbrella on sunny and rainy days)... Discrimination and prejudices of all kind are almost "normal" in China...It's often a way to select candidates, during the medical examination to become a civil servant, women got their height, distance between eyes and bust size measured...Guess why...
I'm not tall (5"7') but I dont think I would change my height...
Look at that: Short people could live longer - Telegraph
|12-15-2011, 06:25 PM||#36 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
my apologies in advance for what i'm about to say being so very 'un-enlightened' but -- imho that is just ridiculous. stupid, even.
LMFAO at the notion that a person's height has anything to do with their value, effectiveness, or attractiveness in the world... it's laughable! Manufacturing non-existent barriers is just another way that some human beings will 'make up' ANYTHING with which to exclude others, look down upon them, and deem them 'less than' .... petty trivial things that have absolutely NO bearing on the content of their character, nor their skills, work ethic, or value as a person.
Last edited by AllTogetherNow; 12-16-2011 at 02:22 AM.
|12-18-2011, 09:29 PM||#40 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
I am a short woman (5'2). I used to have a huge complex about it growing up with the unrelenting teasing from kids at school, plus my parents' obsession over height and how much i ate (or lack of i should say) didn't help. Oh and i was a late starter. My puberty growth spurt didn't kick in until i was 14? Or 15? I can't remember.
However, as i have gotten older, i've learned to be comfortable with my height and just accept it. It helps seeing plenty of other people my stature (i must have gone to a school full of tall kids).
I don't like surgery of any kind, so i can't see myself going that route. But if height enhancement could theoretically be achieved without pain, hassle, expense, inconvenience, then i might consider it then
Last edited by Curious cat; 12-18-2011 at 09:40 PM. Reason: Spelling
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