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:
The tweet led many to wonder what the correct term for people with dwarfism is:
Grant had a lot of insights on the subject. Everyone should read the full thread to help those with dwarfism not feel marginalized.
Here are some highlights:
People were grateful for Grant's perspective:
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