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Retard

Posted by Gexx on March 31, 2009

r-word.org

Language constructs world view. For this reason I hate disempowering, marginalizing derogatory terms. One word that has been around that has been used by so many people, even those who claim to be liberal and sensitive.  If any one has listened to me, you will notice that I never use “retarded”.

I am excited that the Special Olympics have started a campaign to raise awareness of the word, its insensitivity, and the hurt it causes.

Make a pledge on http://www.r-word.org/

Tweet about it: “I pledged to end the use of the r-word today – can you? http://www.r-word.org/ #rword.”

Donate your Facebook Status: “I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. http://www.r-word.org/ #rword”

Watch the videos.

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