Today, most people prefer “Little person/ little people” or “Dwarf” to describe themselves and others of smaller size. More often than not, “Little person” or “LP” is the better term for most people. However, many LP (little people) get called the “M” word all the time. People laugh at LP because society has taught them that little people are entertainment. In fact, there are still some LP in the circus and similar industries to make spectacles of themselves. Although the world is slowly realizing that this word is not okay to use, public use of the “M” word, coupled with LP being portrayed poorly in the media, doesn’t help the word loose popularity.
There is one more common occurrence that doesn’t help the matter. Many people who aren’t necessarily lp but who consider themselves short often refer to themselves as the “M” word among friends. This teaches everyone that they’re around that the word is okay to use. Truth is, people who are just a little shorter than normal will have to find a better word for themselves because they shouldn’t keep going around calling themselves or others the “M” word.