This four-minute video reports research showing that, even if we’re not aware of it, most of us have unconscious biases against short men. (It’s also a great description of Implicit Association Tests.)
You, too, can take any multitude of implicit association tests. Simply go to Harvard’s Project Implicit.
Borrowed from The Social Complex, a heightism blog. See also guest posts from The Social Complex introducing the concept of heightism as a gendered prejudice and discussing heightism (and other icky stuff) at Hooters.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.