In his young mind he saw no choice but to defend his family's honor! The rest of the dwarf community, those of us whose bodies are shaped differently enough to look more than just "really short," were relegated to the back stage or freak shows. Skeletal dysplasia for dwarfism. I believe the the correct term - although rarely used these days - has always been "person of slight stature" as the proper term regarding someone with dark skin has always been "person of color. I've become slightly confused by a turn of recent events. So a second compromise was struck to call the group "Little People of America. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America.
A number of younger gays and lesbians began to refer to themselves as "Queer", but for the most part this word is still unacceptable outside of our community. So you can use either. Somewhere around third grade, our average sized son Brandon started getting into schoolyard fights. To them, "dwarf" was as negative as "midget" seems to be today. Deaf just describes a quality about the person.
For some reason, common people want to find a specific term that is less than complimentary. In modern times it is the preferred and the most common way ofreferring to someone with same-sex attractions. What was politically correct in the progressive era? Titans Has Got You Covered.
Did she not accept me? In answer to your question, personally, I still feel, as many do, that the term midget is akin to "nigger. The fact is that until a few decades ago, even in the medical world, the word midget was in common use: I would say someone with dwarfism or achondroplasia. I had helped make the word midget such a powerfully negative word that it was endangering my son! We also enrolled him in Karate class so he would learn that violence was a last resort. I have been a little person since birth and will be a little person for the remainder of my life.