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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Which may seem like an easy option just as long as the joke isn't sexist, racist, homophobic, fattist, thinnist, heightist or touches on any subject with which someone might take offence.
So besides having to take care we're not inadvertently guilty of racism, sexism, ageism, anti-Semitism or Islamaphobia, we now have to beware of being heightist.
Even today our heightist society ensures that, on average, short people are paid less than tall people.
SIR - After Mr Mathias's ageist, heightist and regionalist comments, it's a wonder that I don't feel need to call my local community outreach officer for counselling.
I'm ageist, weightist, racist, gingist (prejudice against those with ginger hair and white eyelashes) heightist and generally speaking, I don't like anyone.
Exploiting their racial differences to the comedy hilt, they make the kind of politically incorrect gags that would be dubbed both racist and heightist if they weren't granted immunity by their dual ethnicity.
But if my identification with Stockton is racist, it is no more so than my identification with the Toronto Raptors' 5'10" (tiny by NBA standards) Damon Stoudamire, another of my favorite players, is heightist.