Tall women

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These women will 'dunk on you and steal your man at the same time.'

Yesterday, #BigGuyTwitter hit the Internet, which looks like it revived its twin on the women’s side of the Web: #TallGirlTwitter. The hashtag has been around in various forms for a few years, but it spread like wildfire yesterday, with tall women celebrating their height.

In many cultures, small women have long been on a pedestal, whether they’re skinny or petite or under 5' 2". Small women aren’t “intimidating” to men. Small women are “allowed” to wear high heels. Small women don’t take up much space, in a society that is doing its best to make sure women don’t take up space. But with #TallGirlTwitter, women are shedding those stigmas.

However, there is some debate as to just what counts as “tall.” The average height of women in America is about 5’4”, though it varies around the world. By some metrics, that would put anyone above five-and-a-half feet in the “tall” category, but on Twitter the cutoff seems to be higher.

Sorry girls, you'll just have to wait for #SlightlyTallerThanAverageGirlTwitter.
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Not to be all “it happens to men too!” but the pain of trying to live up to an ideal body image does happen to men too. According to Models.com, the average male model should be between 5’9” and 6’2”, and weigh between 120 and 170 pounds. That leaves a whole lot of men who may feel inadequate about their size.
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