Generally, I am a big, big fan of Buzzfeed, but they’ve pissed me off twice this week. First, they called Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Brown-Trafton a giantess for being 6’4″ and some two-hundred pounds. That got my heckles all up in a tizzy. It feels derogatory. I can’t think of any situation where the giant (and/or giantess) is the good guy/girl. Giant is not a friendly, kind term. Hell, I still have nightmares about that one time in fourth grade (and I was 5’10”) when I wore a green shirt to school only to be chased around by rat boys shouting “ho, ho, ho green giant.” I don’t think I wore green again until I was in my twenties.
And now they’re calling this poor 7-foot tall 12-year-old a Mutant. Well, fuuuuccckk you Buzzfeed. Of the many things we can control in our lives, our height is not one of them.