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Written by Andrew Kung. All opinions expressed in this article belong to the author. Beauty is a new section of CNN Style. I always knew that, as an Asian American man growing up in the United States, I wasn't as desirable or "American" as my peers. As a kid, I never saw Asian men dating outside of our race, or with white women especially. Non-Asian women felt inaccessible, fueling a preexisting feeling of invisibility -- one driven by micro-aggressions, a lack of representation and, ultimately, stereotypes that painted us as passive, emasculated boys lacking sex appeal and a voice. When I think of what it means to be "all-American," I imagine a prototypical white male -- physically well-built, outgoing, charismatic, liked by everyone.
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T his week, the actor Jameela Jamil said she wants to see fewer dating stereotypes on screen. Instead of the usual conventionally-pretty-woman-meets-conventionally-handsome-man trope, she wants to see love between able-bodied and disabled characters, mixed-race love and, why not, tall women with short men. It is with much shame that I admit to having been one of those women: the ones who judge the attractiveness of a partner as proportional to his height. I could distance myself from my height-shaming by telling you that We are strong.
Recently Allan Mott wrote about the difficulties of being short. Readers - including one taller woman - then replied with some of their own experiences, good and bad. Sweden is famous for being a country of tall blond men. But I never felt that I stand out too much. I have always been friends with very tall people - most of my male friends are between cm and cm 5ft 11in and 6ft 3in - and that has made me feel comfortable around tall people.