Advocacy

When heightism is deadly: PPE putting petite female healthcare workers at risk

I haven’t posted much to this blog since the start of the COVID19 crisis. Like most of you, I’ve retreated into my bubble of panic and loss during these unprecedented events. We’ve been struggling with job losses, income losses, health issues, and deep anxiety and despair about the future. Yes, it’s likely that mass retailer… Read More When heightism is deadly: PPE putting petite female healthcare workers at risk

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A world built for men

The Guardian had an article out this week about how life as a woman in a world built and designed for men can often range from frustrating to dangerous: These silences, these gaps, have consequences. They impact on women’s lives, every day. The impact can be relatively minor – struggling to reach a top shelf… Read More A world built for men

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Short women make less money: Being petite in the workplace

An article published last week in The Atlantic examined the relationship between height and money. Specifically, it found that in Western countries, a jump from the 25th percentile of height to the 75th—about four or five inches—is associated with an increase in salary between 9 and 15 percent. Put another way, tall people make hundreds… Read More Short women make less money: Being petite in the workplace