Activist Eugene Grant Shares The Proper Way To Address People With Dwarfism

Date March 1, 2018 17:48

Dwarfism is a condition that occurs in humans and animals. The most noticeable trait is that limbs are particularly small. For most adults who display the condition, the average height is less than 4 feet 10 inches (58 in; 147 cm).

However, the condition may be checked if discovered early. Surgery and hormone therapy are viable options, but once a child's growth plates fuse, it is unlikely that the condition can be checked.

Proper communication about dwarfism

There is still a lot of miscommunication about dwarfism. People who suffer the condition are constantly subject to ridicule. Discrimination is also a major problem that people with dwarfism face. This often leads to them becoming reclusive and antisocial.

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One major problem is that there seems to be a lot of confusion about how to address people with dwarfism.

People have names

Writer and activist Eugene Grant took it upon himself to share his thoughts on the subject via Twitter.

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His series of tweets pointed out many of the derogatory terms a lot of people used in reference to individuals with dwarfism. As Grant says, the best way to address people is by calling their name.

Grant also displays traits of dwarfism and is passionate about the position and situation of other people like him.

Famous people with dwarfism

It is somewhat ironic that while many people see dwarfism as a disability, there are still several persons who have gotten popular despite the condition. Most notable is Peter Dinklage from HBO's Game of Thrones.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz also makes the list. He was a German-born American Mathematician, Electrical engineer, and Inventor. Their success is an inspiration not only to others with dwarfism but to the world.

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