Monday, February 06, 2006

I don't want to make an issue out of it.

A short man posts, "The problem is no (or vanishingly few) short men are proud of the fact that they are short. People can stand up easily to say they are black, a woman, or gay and proud of it. They are willing to proclaim this publically,encouraging their comrades to be equally forthright in condemnation of the prejudice that afflicts them. As a result, very few shorter men will have the courage to say "I'm short. I get problems from many people because of it." Shortness is perceived by society generally as a weakness, and many short men will also feel this about themselves. It is something they want to pretend doesn't exist, or at least doesn't apply to themselves. The last thing to do would be to bring attention to oneself over the fact." - Will this ever change? Will you be the rare short person with the courage to stand tall against discrimination? Can we learn to be proud of who we are...short height and all?

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