We need to de-mystify it and play with it and understand it in new ways. Ebert rates Spielberg's movies Previous Article: The term 'midget' is considered offensive. Achondroplasia occurs in all races and with equal frequency in males and females and affects about one in every 40, children. Regarding the use of "nigger" and "gimp" or "crip. At first, the older little people and their average sized families and friends were horrified!
Dwarf vs. Midget: What's the Difference?
In answer to your question, personally, I still feel, as many do, that the term midget is akin to "nigger. Every significant move forward is huge. Persons who have short stature should eat nutritionally sound, balanced meals. Among humans, dwarfism usually results from a combination of genetic factors and endocrine malfunction. In fact, well within living memory it was considered offensive to refer to a little person with typical proportions as a dwarf; the preferred term was "midget", as noted here in regard to circus performers.
Midget | Definition of Midget by Merriam-Webster
Use this as the usual term for people with a genetic condition resulting in unusually short stature. A midget can increase his or her height by one or two inches by taking hormonal medicines and proper nutrition. Some part of their body is normal in size as other normal adults possess, but some of the parts including their height are abnormally too short. However, the term has fallen into disfavor and is considered offensive by most people of short stature. Understand their challenges, their contributions, and find out how much you really have in common with someone you might think is much different than you.
These conditions will not happen to midget people. The current PC name is Little people or person. Dwarfism is a thing, not a derogatory term, although I can see how it could bother some because it somehow makes them seem less human. I texted my friend and he replied saying that he prefers "dwarf" because that's what he is. However, to his understanding the term "little people" is most appropriate and most widely used.