Using the word "retard" to describe me hurts
What's the big deal about using the word "retard"? A lot of people are talking about the ... Nothing scares me as much as feeling all alone in a world that moves so much faster than I do. You don't mean to make me feel that way. In fact, like I say in ...
Rethinking 'Retarded': Should It Leave The Lexicon?
What Do You Think ... Join Neda Ulaby in the discussion. "Retarded" used to be a garden-variety insult, but it may be the next candidate for prime-time bleeping. E. Duff Wrobbel never gave the word much thought — until his daughter was born with Down ...
Why I won’t ban the word “retard”
Requesting people remove a word from their vocabulary does not erase vile behavior. It won’t stop hate crimes against disabled people or parents from abandoning their disabled children. Asking people to not use “retard” means they can pat themselves ...
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.
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 ...