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Dwarfism & its effect on people

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This evening I heard an interview with Dr Debra Keenahan, an Australian academic and artist, who has dwarfism, as does her daughter, Sarah. Debra is working on her second PhD.

If interested in how the public responds to dwarfism, I'd recommend a listen to this ABC News (Australia), One Plus One, interview with Debra Keenahan.

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I know that midgets and dwarves were known as distinctly different. Midgets being short like dwarves but proportional to average humans. There was some kind of PC movement that I don't understand to get rid of the distinction and act like they are the same by replacing the two terms with Little People.

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Dwarf_vs_Midget
 

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US popular culture used to include Bebop, an incredibly difficult form of jazz. It peaked here and found a new home in Europe. It had a quasi-resurgence with the song "Birdland," which contained a reference to Peewee Marquette, who was a "little person." He was really a big part of the whole genre! And contributed greatly to our best artists bugging out and going to Europe.