I read a tirade on a “tall man’s” blog, from a woman who is 5’9” and evidently annoyed over the petite-preferences, said that when a tall man dates a petite woman, he undoubtedly has a “little girl fetish.” LIKE, OH—My—GAWD!! GAG ME WITH A SPOON! Did you really just say that? I’m sorry, but clearly this Amazon, herself, has a sick fantasy going on in her own head to say something that gross (am I being too gruff here? GOOD!). I mean seriously, who thinks like that?
To possibly propagate a negative notion, one that attaches an undesirable connotation to, for all you know, an innocent man’s preference in a life-mate, is not only reckless (towards the tall man who might read your irresponsible post, or the petite woman falling in love with a tall man), but, completely unfounded. Obviously, this comment made me quite mad, which brought out the ex-valley-girl in me – and trust me, that’s NOT a pretty sight! Why would you not believe this is anything more than “free choice” or human nature?
Get Your Head Out of the Clouds
I’ve also read some Amazon Bloggers who have challenged the “tall-men/petite-women” love interests as of insignificant value because, to loosely quote, “short women need a tall man to validate themselves as a real woman!” Again, ARE YOU KIDDING!? Perhaps your head is too high in the air and you’re not getting enough oxygen to think straight? (I don’t know, just speculating!) It’s such a ridiculous statement that I won’t dignify it with one of my cheeky comments…oops, guess I already did! (Don’t EVEN get me started!).
TALL WOMEN RIDICULE PETITES
Fortunately, most of these Amazon women did not use the word “short” to describe their petite opponent, while they griped to an invisible audience of “tall men,” hiding behind a one-dimensional keyboard, hoping their message gets through the intertwining internet traffic-jam to post on their whiney, “we’re the victim” website (is that dramatic enough for you? *sigh*). Instead, not to their credit however, they used the term “petite,” tied together syntactically with the hint of ridicule and coupled with contemptuous words such as, “sweet, little or cute,” followed by sneering and destructive comments.
If you are a Bella Petite member or have read any of my other articles on BellaPetite.com, you will know that I, along with many other petite women (and men, for that matter), hate being called “cute.” I guess there is a reason why“some” men tend to perceive tall women as having less “considerate and nurturing characters” (Chu and Geary 2005), and why “tall women are more likely to develop depressive symptoms” (Bruinsma et al., 2006) – hey, I didn’t say it…it’s apparently an evolutionary and biological fact.
Written By Tana Corporon
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