Did you perchance mean heights?
- n. informal A prejudiced attitude about human height that often results in discrimination; based on the belief that short statured or unusually tall people are inferior and undesirable.
- From height + -ism (Wiktionary)
“I happen to be small and I've been the subject to many years of 'heightism' - a word I invented - so I know how people feel when they are subject to this sort of abuse.”
“There's something to be said about "heightism" in the Democratic party: Both Kucinich and McCain stand 5'7 "(according to several sources) but no one on the Republican side seems to ever have derided the latter's short stature.”
“Gielgud had his idiosyncrasies, for sure, says correspondent Jonathan Croall, but competitive heightism was not one of them.”
“Most of us copped unapologetically to rampant heightism.”
“I claim sexism, heightism and just plain foolish inconsistency.”
“Of course, we would be hard-pressed to find someone in an exit poll who voted against McCain because he was 'too short' -- but the study suggests that Americans harbor a subtle form of prejudice called 'heightism,' in which short-statured people are seen as inherently inferior to their taller counterparts - particularly in times of economic and political trouble.”
“As the hormonal controversy and questions continue, so, too, does 'heightism.”
“But heightism also afflicts people without inborn genetic conditions -- those who are "just short.”
“Anti-heightism education could easily be incorporated into these efforts.”
“Like the causes of short stature, heightism can take many forms.”
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