heightism


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heightism

(ˈhaɪtɪzəm)
n
discrimination based on a person's height

height•ism

(ˈhaɪ tɪz əm)
n.
discrimination or prejudice based on a person's stature, esp. discrimination against short people.
[1970–75]
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Given the general lack of technical ability in Scottish football has held our teams back in Europe for years, it was almost eye-watering to hear of another gifted boy who was nearly lost to the game due to heightism.
Height bias, or heightism, which has particularly affected males, has predominated in Western corporate culture.
While it is understandable that parents worry about their children's short stature since we live in a society that engages in heightism (the pervasive cultural bias favoring the tall over the short), employing human growth hormone treatments potentially is harmful on many levels, maintains Ellen Frankel in Beyond Measure: A Memoir About Short Stature and Inner Growth.
Believe me, I get a lot of heightism remarks but you are what God made you.
This proposal, which is being rolled out for consultation, is designed to consign heightism to the dustbin of history.