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Learning From Little People

Written By: By David Cole  |  Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

For trannies, the fight isn't about being seen just as pretty, but normal. We are no longer supposed to believe that there is anything usual (for those who want to abuse their bodies). Last week, the American Medical Association (which has apparently decided to become part of the anti-Trump "resistance," because historically every time doctors have pledged allegiance to a political movement the results have been great!) weighed in on Trump's decision to ban trannies from military service. Even though Trump has narrowed his ban to trannies with "a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria…who may require substantial medical treatment," the AMA, in a letter to Defense Secretary Mattis, declared that trannies must be allowed to serve even if they have a diagnosed mental disorder. Current U.S. Army policy is to disqualify recruits who have a history of depression, bipolar disorder, or self-mutilation. Demanding that trannies be allowed to serve even if they have a diagnosed mental disorder is not equality but an exception. Not equal treatment but special treatment.

The AMA letter got me thinkin' about dwarfs. And midgets. "Little people," as they like to be called. I generally avoid PC terms like "African-American," but I'll use the preferred nomenclature in this case because it makes sense; a dwarf is not a midget, and a midget is not a dwarf. Sometimes umbrella terms are legitimately useful. It is estimated that there are about 5 million Americans who to one extent or another are considered "little people." That figure dwarfs (sorry) the number of U.S. trannies, which in 2011 was estimated at 700,000, and in 2016, 1.4 million (considering the fact that these days it's a fad among the young to call themselves "gender-fluid," I tend to think  that the older, 700,000 figure is more sound…and even that one is likely too high). I don't normally think about little people…and the chances are most of you don't either. And that's kind of the point. Little people face huge daily challenges trying to get by in a world built for normies, but, grading on a curve compared with other minority groups, they rarely make much noise about it. Ironically, I actually think little people have more of a right to complain than other minorities. From high shelves to large staircases to elevator buttons, from the public stares to the demeaning jobs (like playing leprechauns at St. Paddy's frat parties), little people don't exactly live on easy street. Even the protections offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act often fail to provide for the specific needs of the tiny.

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