Tall people across Canada are banding together to put pressure on the federal government for the creation of Bill T183 that specifically addressed needs present only within those whom are considered “tall” or of “above average height” >183cm. Citing everything from societal prejudice to financial injustices, tall Canadians believe it is their turn to collect handouts from our federal government.
A major issue tall Canadians face are the perpetual stereotypes that surround them. Phrases such as “Wow! You’re tall, you must play basketball.” and “What’s it like being able to find your friend at the bar?” often create expectations that tall people will inevitably become all-star athletes or private investigators regardless of personality, preferences or athletic ability. I have often had to explain my subpar b-ball skills to many a stranger and even my friends. In fact, this prejudice is something I’m sure tall Canadians of both genders have encountered.
Shopping often represents a tough time for many people. Things often don’t fit properly or flatter a particular body shape. Now, I’m not saying that clothes fit people of average height better, but imagine walking into a store where your size of jeans are not even offered. Even worse, as you grow up (at a faster rate than your peers) Canadian parents are required to buy clothes more frequently as their children grow at such an exponential rate. Tall Canadians are demanding a “ Tall Tax Credit” for the purposes of increased clothing expenditures. This credit should end when a citizen turns 21, and their growth rate has stopped or significantly slowed.
Finally, much like M-103 that protects against anti-islamic sentiments and phrases, tall Canadians are demanding that Bill T183 condemn the perpetuation of generalized statements. A spokesman for BIll T183 is calling for specific language that makes clear that “Tall Canadians are aware of their height. They know that they’re tall. It is redundant for that to be the first thing you comment on when you meet them.” From here on out, tall Canadians have every right to “simply respond with “yes” when being addressed simply with ‘you’re tall’ ”.