The “retarded” renaissance
“It got a bad rap precisely because people used the term to mean lame. So now that we don ... None of these have the punch that retard does. Some things are more than lame. They are retarded. The true essence of a poor, poor decision isn’t conveyed ...
What Are the Legal Rights of the Retarded?
Just days ago, Explainer answered the question, "Does ... the retarded in other areas--such as marriage, home ownership, and the right to drive. What are those rights? The American Association on Mental Retardation defines someone as mentally retarded ...
All around me, people use the word "retarded ... In our household, being retarded means something different. It means not being able to fully care for yourself. It means not understanding what the doctor is going to do to you. It means not being able ...
Use of 'retarded' as derogatory term is offensive and demeaning
Dear Amy: My family is not sure what to say to people who routinely use the word "retard" or "retarded" to mean someone or something is stupid ... and that we prefer that they don't either. But how do we handle it when we hear it come from the mouths ...
The Word 'Retard': Stop Using It
They don't mean to ... which they do. You'd expect some to be defensive, as the very act of tweeting at them is confrontational, even though you try to keep your tweets even-handed: Hi. Mom of kids with disabilities here. The word "retard" is demeaning.