Being Retarded

A mother of a young girl with disabilities gives an interesting look at the words retard and retarded.

“I know that most people don’t use the word “retarded” maliciously.” Most people I know use it in a self-depreciating way. And when I point it out, they go “Oh wow! I’m sorry!” and they truly feel like a heel. But the thing is, you’re still using it in the way that people who do use it maliciously use it as – to describe stupidity.”

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