Marquette Warrior: Another Evil Ism: Heightism

Friday, October 28, 2005

Another Evil Ism: Heightism

This is not a joke or parody site. They are serious.

If you are tired of being called “Shorty” or “Pee-Wee,” you might want to go to their “get active” page and become politically involved. If your nickname is “Shrimp,” you definitely do!

Indeed, in some jurisdictions you can sue if you think you have been discriminated against. The site informs its readers that:
The State of Michigan and Cities of San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California have laws in place prohibiting height discrimination. The District of Columbia prohibits appearance-based discrimination.
We wonder whether the law in DC protects ugly people who want to be news anchors.


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