Tall girl dating a shorter guy
What people don’t know is that height is also a major factor in wage differences.
According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Blink,” it is estimated that an inch of height is worth an extra 9 a year in salary.
I spent my young life being told that our pediatrician estimated I’d end up making it to 5’6”, maybe 5’8” if I was lucky, which was still short, but not comically so.
But it turned out that quack was way off and I stopped gaining inches not long after my 13th birthday.
Because of this I tend to mostly shut up about the subject.
It’s hard enough trying to explain to people the realities of height discrimination when you have to also convince them it’s an actual thing in the first place.“Oh, c’mon! “People don’t treat you any differently because you’re short.”Every person who has ever said this to me has been at least 5’11”.
Dismissal As a woman, have you ever walked into a room full of men and instantly felt yourself evaluated and dismissed in a matter of seconds?
Very few of us smaller guys have to worry about receiving unwanted sexual attention.
This means that a man who is the same height as the average Fortune 500 CEO will likely earn ,890 more a year than I would for the same job.
Over the course of 40-year career, that amounts to a difference of 5,600.
Our species has the intellectual capabilities to transcend this hidden prejudice, yet most people still refuse to acknowledge it even exists and choose instead to blame the victim whenever it’s brought up.
Things, we are told, would be so much better if we stopped being such whiny crybabies and just got over it.
As soon as I appeared the older girls would shriek with delight and chase me until I couldn’t run anymore.