A group of bullied Chinese dwarfs have set up their own village to escape discrimination. This is an exclusive community that only permits dwarfs who are 4’3” or less (dwarfs can reach 4’10” so this community is technically a bit dwarfist). Unsurprisingly, Dwarf village is turning into a tourist attraction, which the dwarfs are happy to exploit. They have built a theme park featuring mushroom houses and the 120 residents live and dress as fairytale characters. Fu Tien, a spokesman for the village explains that, “As small people, we are used to being pushed around and exploited by big people. But here there aren’t any big people and everything we do is for us.”
Thanks to Zoe Meskell for this story. Zoe is 5’5’’.