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TALL Topic: Heightism | The 6’0″ Debate

December 27, 2016

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Heightism = TD Definition: The belief that only women  (as I have not witnessed this among men) who are 6’0″ or taller experience difficulty finding goods and services to accommodate their height; therefore limiting the ability for tall women to complain if they are shorter than 6’0″ (specifically women who are 5’9″ – 5’11”).

 

Didn’t know that was a thing? Can’t say I knew it was ‘a thing’ until recently. However, it has happened frequently enough for me to write about it and create a TD definition for it.

 

I have read multiple comments and have seen memes that indicate some women who are 6’0″ or taller feel that women who are 5’9″ – 5’11” have no skin in the ‘tall game’ because they don’t experience the same difficulty or any difficulty finding clothing.

 

Where do you stand on this ‘tall’ debate?

 

Are you team:

A) only ladies who are 6’0″ and above experience real difficulty and can complain about having tall girl problems, or

B) tall ladies 5’9″ – 5″11″ and 6’0″ and above both have the right to complain about problems they experience associated with their height?

 

Do you believe women under 6’0″ have an easier time shopping for clothing and/or shoes? Or do you believe women above average height experience difficulty shopping across the board, especially when shopping in store?

We want to hear from you. Share your thoughts on this topic in the comment section below.

 

Here are a few comments made via similar ‘tall girl problem’ posts on IG and FB.

 

 

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Chantelle (6’4″, shoe size 13, on right) and I (5’11”, shoe size 11) both wearing flats.

 

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I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this TALL Topic.

 

TALL Blessings,

J. Enovy

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J. Enovy

J. Enovy, the founder of TALL District, is a senior investment professional and a tall resource/blogger. Join her as she shares valuable information for the tall consumer and those who shop on their behalf.

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