Friday, December 2, 2011


So I was blog hopping this morning and I come across this!!!

                                                Taken from pinterest here
ARE U SERIOUS????  Come on people!!!  Not how I wanted to start my day off!!! So I of course had to comment and make her aware that this wasn’t  good!! Thankfully she quickly removed her post and apologized.  When are people going to get it!!! When u say the R word someone hurts and some day that might just be Avery. While mental retardation is not a bad word, when used to describe someone or something you think is bad or stupid it becomes another thoughtless hurtful word.  People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are not bad. Their condition is not bad. The prejudice and discrimination to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is BAD…and WRONG! Please stop using the word ‘retard’. It hurts individuals and families of those with disabilities.  Coming down of my pedal stool now!!!!


Laura said...

I'm at least glad that she removed the post and apologized. It is so hard to convince people that "retarded" is hurtful. My sister-in-law used this word on Thanksgiving. She just doesn't understand that even though she wasn't talking about Ben, the word is ugly and mean.

Kristi said...

Yes it hurts even more when its your family that says it!!!

Clarissa said...

i think many people do not even realize they use that word... so it's great that you (and others) are making it known that that word is not nice! mental retardation is not something bad or wrong... and using the word "retard" in a negative way is so sad!