I have seen several articles about if you still use the word retard you’re a scumbag subhuman.
Are we going to doom future generations to only hearing the weird Black Eyed Peas edited version “let’s get it started” because getting it started doesn’t accurately describe their intentions in this song
The R-word is HATE SPEECH
“I don’t think you understand how much you hurt others when you hate. And maybe you don’t realize that you hate. But that’s what it is; your pre-emptive dismissal of them [people with intellectual disabilities], your dehumanization of them, your mockery of them, it’s nothing but another form of hate“
In a show a guy calls another guy at a bar retard, a third guy says “we don’t use that word anymore” and proceeds to beat the ever living shit out of the guy –every one cheers.
Retarded has 3 syllables and that’s just not enough syllables to be nice.
Mentally disabled has 6 syllables, okay NOW we’re sparing feelings.
When I worked in direct care we called it developmentally disabled that has 9 syllables and wow does that sound noice.
At r-word.org they use intellectual disabilities. TEN SYLLABLES we have a winner! Because the more syllables you use to describe someone the better of a person you are!
George Carlin already called society out for this bullshit years ago:
People are going to be assholes. It doesn’t matter what word is or isn’t used they will find a way to be derogatory and rude. Getting mad about someone using the “wrong” word just means you want to feel superior and be a dick to that person.