In his Senate Bill 312, Zubiri said "heightism
," or discrimination based on height, has been practiced among law enforcement agencies in the country, against those competent to serve in the agencies but do not meet height qualifications.
Unlike discrimination on grounds of gender and race, heightism
is not acknowledged as a problem.
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
!" Labour MP Paul Flynn on his failure to become a lord lieutenant "I've got a lot of back-up.
Taller stature, although valued in the boardrooms in big business and American presidential campaigns (an example of heightism
), is primarily a cosmetically attractive feature and prior to the Westernization of foreign cultures was not necessarily one that was valued or considered important.
I am against isms in general, although I would support heightism
: I once interviewed Joel Garner, who is 6ft 7in, and it was no fun at all.
We are riving in an "altocracy," Hall writes, ruled by "heightism
," and he wields an impressive portfolio of data to bolster his claim.
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.
that the FA would bring in a Kick "Heightism
" out of Football campaign after the disgraceful treatment of Liverpool star Peter Crouch.
"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."