), but back to the point: this warped attitude that tall guys = protective is a bizarre one. And secondly, my 5ft 7in (ish) boyfriend is way better at batting off creepy guys in clubs than my 6ft something ex was (despite the fact that I’m perfectly capable of sticking up for myself, obvs).When we went out last time, guys who tried to dance with me were met with my boyfriend trying to kiss them on the mouth.The Conversation UK receives funding from Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence, as well as sixty five university members.View the full list Spurned by women, more likely to end up in jail, doomed to earn less, destined to languish in poorly paid jobs, plagued by feelings of inferiority and coming up short where coming up matters most, you’d think life had dealt the short straw to short men. The rapidly diminishing segment of the population older than I am will remember the celebrated Frost Report “class sketch” where John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett represent the upper, middle and lower classes in the UK — the height differences symbolising who looks up to, and down on, whom.It will take 20 years before manual workers will be as tall as non-manual workers are now.In one experiment, students were asked to draw a figure representing their concept of an average bloke and an ideal national leader.As far back as 1915, it was observed bishops were taller than preachers — a trend continued in the towering figure of Cardinal Pell (190 cm).A recent British study found that every extra 1 cm in height increased males’ earnings by about A$500 a year.
Well, my boyfriend can lift me every which way, although I’ve never seen him joust (and surely it’s all dependant on the height of the horse?When I wear heels, I can put my arm around his shoulders and walk with a sort of moving human beanbag. If you genuinely think that a man being shorter than you is a total dealbreaker, then you need to take a good hard look at yourself and stop being so goddamn immature. When he picks me up while we’re crazydancing in clubs, he usually drops me on my head, but it’s always highly amusing. Look, I did warn you that I can get a bit snappy and defensive sometimes. I don’t know how to respond to that.) Now, I don’t usually mind, but occasionally I get quite pissed off and snappy.