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Reintroduce bill to ban dwarf-tossing

Series: Letters to the Editor | Story 37

Persons who have dwarfism (also referred to as “little people”) frequently experience employment discrimination. Although they can perform any job task well – often needing only a stool – employers frequently reject them during interview.

Bars and strip clubs exploit the resulting financial problems by hiring “LPs” for dwarf-tossing events, where bar patrons pay to physically throw an them in front of a crowd of laughing and jeering customers.

LPs very frequently have skeletal (especially spinal) issues requiring multiple surgeries. Thus, many LPs participating in these events become severely...


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