Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

Writings by Roland Ezri

What Women Want – II. Must Be Tall (1 of 3)

If I was restricted to discuss one requirement only, it
would be the “tall” one!  Many personal ads placed by women will
include “must be tall.”  Even if it isn’t there, rest assured
that the lady expect you to be tall.  “Short men need not apply!”
If you’re short, you may as well forget about passing on your
genes!  My understanding is that the taller the better.  There
are I assume limits; a giraffe would be too much!  On a more
serious note, this preference introduces the tall gene in a big
way in our society; this can be a real pain and can even be
unhealthy.  As well, women are responding to an instinct that has
served them well in primitive times, but that has no place in our
modern age.

A real curse

Besides getting the girl, being tall only brings sorrow into
your life.  Once you have considered the following, you will
agree with me that it is a real curse.

1. Height attracts attention and unwelcome comments.  Total
strangers in a line, the bus, or in a doctor’s office have no
qualms in discussing your height and even openly expressing
envy.  They feel that they are complimenting you; but even a
compliment that you hear 3 or 4 times in a day, day in and day
out, can be nerve-wracking.  More so since you know that being
tall offer you no advantages, indeed, there are real
disadvantages.  Consider the following two cases.

2. An air traffic control job offer was withdrawn because
the candidate was 6’10”.  The decision was upheld by an
employment tribunal.

Health and safety assessors had ruled that it would be
“dangerous” for Ben S. to have his long legs under the desks.

Mr. S. now works for Eurocontrol in Luxembourg where desk
heights are adjustable.  He is fighting the decision of the
employment tribunal.

3. Brian C. (6’10”) and his wife Fiona (6′) were denied
permission to raise the roof of their Aberdeenshire home since it
could set a “dangerous precedent.”  Council instead suggested
that they buy a bigger house!  They both feel they were
discriminated against because of their height.

Mrs. C. said:  “Height is actually a disability if you’re
spending your life banging your head off doorways – my husband
must have the patience of a saint because it happens to him all
the time.”

4. A “big man” has a hell of a time finding clothes that
fits him.  It’s also more costly.

5. In a movie theater, or a concert, you’re given dirty
looks, or you appearance attracts deep sighs; “oh, great, he is
going to block my view.”  Once you’re finished smiling politely,
you move on to your next ordeal, fitting your big frame in an
inadequate seat.

6. Air travel is a serious problem.  The lack of space
between the seats will mean that your legs will go into cramps.
It could potentially cause a blood clot and endanger your life.
You need to stretch your limbs on a regular basis.  If only
height came with wealth, you could then afford to travel first

7. It is not only air travel that’s uncomfortable.  Buses
and trains have small crowded seats that were not made with tall
people in mind. Same thing with hotel beds.  Not much in our
society is made to accommodate tall people.  And yet, the female
of the species is working feverishly to ensure that the
population grows taller and taller!

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