Do you want to see? My mother always had some instinct that something untoward had happened. She kept asking me, and I was so mortified, I never said anything. She recalled being concerned that her daughter had been alone in the room with Hoffman. Cori Thomas did not tell her mother about what happened in the room until recently. She told a family member — who confirmed to Variety having heard the story some time in the s — and several close friends. A window between the control room and the booth, Kester said, made Hoffman visible to those in the control room from only chest level up.
Hoffman, Kester said, was struggling with his vocals, and the two men in the control room were making technical adjustments to compensate. She went into the booth with Hoffman.
My boyfriend is right there. I just stood there. Kester said that she made an effort not to react for fear that her boyfriend or the other man in the control room would know what was happening. She estimated that Hoffman kept his fingers inside her for seconds, until he finished the take. Then she moved away from him. There was no warning.
Kester left the studio and never told her boyfriend, with whom she shared a long-term relationship for several years, about the alleged incident. Shortly after it occurred, she told a friend that Hoffman had groped her and made a pass at her, but not the details of the unwanted sexual contact. That person confirmed that account to Variety. Hoffman, Kester said, called her repeatedly after the incident.
The first time, he asked if they could get together, to which she responded no, she was busy. A week later, the woman was at her job at an answering service when a friend on the film called her and said that Hoffman wanted to see if she would come to set and had offered to send a car for her.
She turned down the ride, but agreed to go to the set. I got one [subway] token and I went out there to Kaufman Astoria Studios. He was escorting me around. It was the last day of the shoot. She said that she observed the end of shooting, but then, as a wrap party began on the set, told Hoffman that she was going to leave.
And he just kept keeping an eye on me. The automatic association between height and the aforementioned traits has also been found to be much stronger when it comes to assessing men than women. The term height bigot was first used on the Mary Tyler Moore episode 7 of season 1 in October of Mary is asked out by a charming, intelligent but very short man.
The term heightism was coined by sociologist Saul Feldman in a paper titled "The presentation of shortness in everyday life—height and heightism in American society: Toward a sociology of stature", presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association in The word is an example of Time magazine's habit of supplying new words through "unusual use of affixes",  although Time itself objected to the term's inclusion in the Random Webster's College Dictionary , citing it as an example of the dictionary "straining The term heightism can also be seen as an example of the increase in popular usage of phrases, particularly those relating to prejudice and discrimination, patterned after that of the word sexism.
A research paper published in the Journal of Applied Psychology showed that height is strongly related to success for men. It showed that increase in height for men corresponds to increase in income after controlling for other social psychological variables like age and weight.
They also found that men's wages as adults could be linked to their height at age The researchers found that on an average an increase in height by one inch at age 16 increased male adult wages by 2. In other words, the height and corresponding social experiences of taller male adolescent at age 16 would likely translate to higher wage in later adulthood as compared to shorter male adolescent.
As with all correlations, there may be other factors at work. For example, several epidemiological studies have shown a statistically significant positive correlation between height and intelligence in human populations.
However, this correlation, though statistically significant, is generally weak and does not imply that variations in stature have a direct effect on cognitive ability. Though significant correlations have been found in early and late childhood in both developed and developing countries, in adults, changes in environment and social status reduce the strength of this correlation. Recent findings suggest that height discrimination occurs most often against racial minorities.
A study found that African-Americans reported higher weight and height related discrimination. This discrimination was even higher in female employees. Some jobs do require or at least favor tall people, including some manual labor jobs, law enforcement, most professional sports , flight attendants, and fashion modeling.
Nevertheless, studies have shown that short people are paid less than taller people, with disparities similar in magnitude to the race and gender gaps.
Heightism is also a factor in dating preferences. For some people, height is a noteworthy factor in sexual attractiveness. The greater reproductive success of taller men is attested to by studies indicating that taller men are more likely to be married and to have more children, except in societies with severe sex imbalances caused by war.
A study found that both extremes, tall and short, reduced attractiveness, and a study found that a lower leg-to-body ratio in men and higher leg-to-body ratio in women increased aesthetic appeal. Therefore, a biological or, more specifically, an evolutionary argument for the preference of a taller mate is questionable, lacking definitive evidence.
Nonetheless, research by Dan Ariely found that American women exhibit a marked preference for dating taller men, and that for shorter men to be judged attractive by women, they must earn substantially more money than taller men. A study found that both men and women are willing to excuse height differences by using a trade-off approach. Men may compensate 1. Women may compensate 2 BMI units with an additional year of higher education.
The husband's gains include beauty that results from his wife's positive attributes that are correlated with her height such as education. The wife on the other hand looks for a tall husband due to them generating higher earnings.
Nonetheless, on a cultural level in Post-industrial society , a sociological relationship between height and perceived attractiveness exists. This cultural characteristic, while applicable to the modernized world, is not a transcendental human quality. In the media , heightism can take the form of making fun of people whose height is out of the normal range in ways that would be unseemly if directed at skin color or weight. Similarly, shorter men are often denied leading roles.