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If someone treats you like a second class human, treat them the same way back. Take no bullshit.

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Thanks for your input but I don't think it's that simple. If a short dude takes no bullshit and stands up to being mistreated, it's seen as him having 'A Napoleon Complex' or 'Short man syndrome'.

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Are you a short man?

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Taller men are physically more attractive. It's the same thing as a pretty girl getting more attention than a plain one. <br />
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It's just the world, man.

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It goes beyond physical attraction dude. It effects job prospects, how a person is generally viewed and in turn how their life is affected. We're treated like we have an affliction, yet we're denied the right bring it to light. It's conveniently shrugged off. I'm aware of it being around since the dawn of time, but what concerns me is the way it's getting worse.

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Yes, it does affect everything, and everyone. I'm surprised that this is a conversation for you, at your age.

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Another thing is, like with all discrimination, we're stigmatised and stereotyped...plain looking girls aren't.

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How can you say that plain girls are not stigmatized or stereotyped? Everyone is. It's just how the human machine works. We remember our experiences and associated them with whoever or whatever it was with. Everything is discrimination. It takes a discriminating mind to think critically, to behave as society dictates.

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Name one fella. Name one trait or stigmatisation directed towards plain girls.

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Anyway mate, I'm not complaining about or denying anything you've said, I'm just intrigued by it. It used to be that us little dudes were simply seen as 'wimpy' etc..however, we're now revered as being 'angry' or 'obtuse' or having a 'complex' or 'syndrome'! It's a recent thing.

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Everything goes in cycles, friend. It's nothing new, but it may be new for you. However, I do wish you the best of luck in life. Just try not to take it personally. I don't :)

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Believe me, I don't want any special treatment and I don't think I'm different from one man to the next. My life is good and like everyone else, I've had battles and learned to adapt with modern society. It's tough for everyone, and I'm well equipped to handle many situations...good or bad. What bothers me is this new generalisation that we're not very nice people. If we carry on with this belief, short men are going to have a very dark future. I know that it's not everyone's belief, as I have average sized and tall friends and family, one of my closest friends and flatmate is 6ft 2 and we have great banter at the expense of each other's size. Unfortunately it goes beyond a bit of banter with regards to the media's. Within the last couple of months Oxford University found that Small Man Syndrome' Really does exist. These were the words that the media ran with. They did a virtual reality test using mainly tall women to see how short men live in the real world... By making them see life from a shorter perspective(10 inches). The women, and men who were used for the research, most of them with a history of paranoia, said they felt uneasy, mistrustful towards others inferior(vulnerable would have been the term I would have used) and generally felt uncomfortable...almost forgot, and paranoid! Thus proving that ' Small Man Syndrome' 'Really does exist'. Stories like this, from well respected universities which are then published by well respected broadsheets like ' The Times' and and even worse the tabloids. This has a detrimental effect. People will start to dislike short men irrespectively of how kind, generous or compassionate that person may be. I'm not bothered about living as a short man, I'm worried about the direction in which we as a society are heading. Who's next on the hate campaign list. You'd better pray that your not on it... Because it sucks.

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