Published in the journal Oxford Economic Papers, the paper looked at data from sources including military records and modern population surveys from the 1870s to 1980 in 15 European countries.
Germaine Greer, entrepreneur and writer of The female Eunuch amongst other books. In 1939 (age 74) she was born just before me in the same place in Australia.
In my school years, my head peered over those of my peers. I grew to the height of 5'10" by early adulthood. Several experiences turned me away from public gatherings. Once, my girlfriend and I went to a rock-n-roll dance without my mother's knowledge. I wore the usual outfit of the time: full skirt with petticoats, clinched at the waist with a wide belt over a fitted blouse. A short man of Italian descent clung to me and shuffled for one whole song with his head pressed against my generous breast. Hence, I didn't socialize much due to a feeling of ostracism. Men liked me alright—just not the way I wished for.
Nowadays, most of the young people I see are tall and proud.
I understand what the expression 'look down upon' truly means. What are your experiences with your own height? Has being short, medium or tall ever caused you a problem?