Dear Tell All: I work with a woman who’s about a half-foot taller than I am.She’s well over 6 feet and towers above almost everyone else in our office.Cruise and Jagger are among the many men secure enough to court taller women.
Take heart from Tom Cruise (5’7”), who married Nicole Kidman (5’11”).
Or Mick Jagger (5’10”), who married Jerry Hall (6’0”).
I’m interested in her, but because of an unwritten law — women can’t go out with shorter guys — I know I’d never have a chance.
The law is so well established that I’d never even try. To me, it seems like the last unquestioned, unexamined expression of sexism in our culture: Men are supposed to be taller than their female partners. None of my feminist female friends have shorter boyfriends or husbands. So I’m left to look for partners in a sadly small subset of women: those 5’6” or shorter.
I think something much simpler is going on: You’re chicken.The tipoff is in statements like “I know I’d never have a chance” and “I’d never even try.” If you never even try, Mighty Mite, your grand theory about male-female height restrictions could be seen as lacking in scientific rigor.