Satire Essay, Short People

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  • Topic: Human height, Midget, Dwarfism
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Good Things Come in Small Packages
In today’s society the media sets the social norms and expectations that communities follows. People are constantly changing the way they look to fit these social standards and attempt to develop a resemblance to the perfect models and stars they see on television. They compulsively buy designer clothing as well as the latest and greatest technology in a desperate attempt to conform to the social norms. But how do you acquire essentials that cannot be bought? By the media’s standards, both men and women alike are expected to be thin, physically fit, and most importantly, tall. Unfortunately, height cannot be bought with a Gucci symbol on the side for $399.99. It is a physical feature that a person is born with and cannot change. As a result, those who lack this feature lose their significance in the community because they do not meet the media’s essential element. Short people are thought to be stupid, incompetent, and selfish. Well, I am here to tell you that these accusations are completely absurd and pure discrimination. It is not short people that have a lack of innovative thinking and general intelligence that is reserved for tall people. Despite their giant size, tall people have a brain the size of a pea. Their noses are so high in the air, literally, that they simply cannot see beyond it to the advantages short people have.

Despite their vertically-challenged disposition, a short person is just as important to society as any other individual. However, due to a lack of appreciation and understanding, they are trampled to the ground. I propose a solution to this problem. Short people from across the country must fight for their rights as free thinking individuals and demand respect. Tall people must no longer dominate the media’s influence. Instead, the midget community shall appear on high-fashion runways, in NASA experiments on the moon, and in the political system of our nation. I call upon short people of all ages...
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