“that tv show is so retarded”
“you missed our turn. what are you? a retard?”
Most of us hear phrases like these everyday. Heck – some of you reading this USE phrases like this. I truly believe that MOST people who use “the r word” do not intend to be hurtful or disrespectful in any way. But ultimately, that is the problem here. You ARE being hurtful AND disrespectful.
I could probably type a short book on this word, but I won’t. Not today.
Today – I just want you to look at this sweet face smiling at you. Would you call this sweet little guy a retard? OF COURSE NOT! So please stop using the word in casual conversation.
I have said it before – Sticks and stones can break my bones but words……those hurt too! Please Think before you speak. www.r-word.org