02 October 2014

Dwarf fact #2: Just as among other minority groups, nomenclature is important for many in the community of people of short stature. For example: many prefer Little Person (LP) while others prefer dwarf, and others still prefer person of short stature. One word that is NOT ok is midget. I haven’t met anyone yet who prefers it. Both dwarf and midget have shady histories, but dwarf remains a medical term, perhaps that’s why it’s still ok. Want to know more about terminology?http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigenough/special_dwarfism_ety.php

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