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#TallGirlTwitter shows all women are ‘allowed’ to wear heels

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


Jaya Saxena


Published May 11, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 7:25 pm CDT

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sorry girls, you’ll just have to wait for #SlightlyTallerThanAverageGirlTwitter.

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*First Published: May 11, 2016, 12:09 pm CDT