But a short man -- unless he has compensated for his lack of height by obtaining a great job, a lot of money, an expensive car, a charismatic personality, or simply greater musculature -- has virtually no hope of finding a lover.
We deserve to hold standards -- but, likewise, we will also be held to others' standards.
It's when young men are kept in the dark, perhaps even deceived about a woman's standards, that his lot in life can be declared one of cultural oppression.
They are tired of seeing the very men that Feminism decries as "toxically masculine," are the only ones who are permitted to have sex. The suffering and loneliness many millions of short beta males is either ignored, or worse, mocked and degraded as a lowling form of misogyny by the very people -- Feminists -- who claim to stand for their sexual rights and equality.
Now we are seeing a rising generation of angry short men who are devolving into true, outspoken misogynists. It proves that they do not actually care about the issues of men, they do not care about equality, only the appearance of equality.
Why do (many) women lie about, or lack the ability to express, their preferences?
Perhaps they are trying to preserve the image of virtue society sets upon women -- an image that is ironically more chauvinistic than Feminist.
Challenging this problem doesn't require a glorious revolution.
Women, and the Feminists who supposedly speak on their behalf, simply need to take a deeper look at themselves.
This hidden double standard women hold against men is a legitimate problem for society. The media, academia, and popular culture tells one message to young men, that they will be loved by women if they follow one set of criteria -- if they are nice, if they become a woman's friend, if they just "wait for the right one," and if they persistently defend the rights of women by becoming a white-knight Feminist. Young men then apply these tactics in their real life relationships with women, but they still remain single -- they are relegated to the Friend Zone, ignored, or even mocked by the very women they love.