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Source: Eugene Grant at the National Children and Adult Services conference 2012, Screenshot from The Guardian

Activist's Twitter Rant About The Kind Of Language People With Dwarfism Face Goes Viral

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

Misinformation and rudeness abound when addressing or referring to people with dwarfism. This week Twitter users got a lesson on the sensitive subject from writer and activist for the Restricted Growth Association (RGA) Eugene Grant — and it went far beyond the do's and don'ts of nomenclature to reveal a deeper perspective and offer food for thought.

It all began with this tweet:

For some people, this was new information: