How tall must a woman be before her height generates comments from strangers like “How TALL are you” or criticism for wearing high heels?

Many tall women post negative issues about being tall in various online communities. To qualify as tall, according to the site’s moderator, a woman must be at least 5-10.

I’m shocked at how many women this height report getting comments by strangers when they’re not even in high heels.

Since apparently, many 5-10 tall women get asked “tall” questions or get “tall” remarks, I wonder what slightly shorter women experience.

For all the attention that these 5-10 women report about their height, I have to believe that just one inch shorter doesn’t suddenly eliminate all the questions and comments.

The 5-10 women who post their experiences say they don’t wear heels, so we’re obviously talking about an absolute height of 5-10.

Now, if a teen girl is 5-10, of course this stands out more than a grown woman this height.

But on the tall quotes page, the vast majority of complaints come from 5-10 women, not teenagers (age is given 99.99 percent of the time).

Do 5-9 women ever get asked if they play basketball or how tall their parents are? Are they ever questioned why they wear high heels?

I see very tall women all the time in public, and I’ve watched other nearby people’s faces to see if they’re noticing the height.

I’ve never seen any facial expressions that indicate that these nearby people are taken aback by the height–even when the woman is clearly 6-3 — in sneakers.

I see very tall women walking through clusters of people on the main floor of a health club…yet NO heads turn to stare.

Maybe people who work out don’t notice tallness in women?

To the women who hate all the attention their height brings, just WHERE is this happening? I’ve never witnessed it, and let me tell you, I’ve seen tons of women at least 5-10, many over six feet — in flats — over the years. Nobody seems to notice.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.