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.
Is #TallGirlTwitter girls trying to get tall boyfriends? Cuz I'm a 6-foot lesbian over here. Come at me, ladies.— Mary 'Reassuring Lesbian' O'Hara (@MaryEmilyOHara) May 10, 2016
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.
ladies under 5'10" have really taken the "tall girl" thing and scampered off with it.— Red Durkin (@RedIsDead) June 23, 2015
#TallGirlTwitter requirements— ☥ (@ShhAriesTalkin) May 10, 2016
1. Must be 5'7 or taller
Sorry girls, you’ll just have to wait for #SlightlyTallerThanAverageGirlTwitter.