Friday, March 6, 2009

Stop the R- Word

Alot of people say it without thinking, some say it to be hurtful. Believe me , it hurts! Everytime I hear the word Retard or Retarded it hurts my heart!! Lets start here, with the people who know someone who is "Mentally Retarded". If you can see this message then you know me, maybe indirectly but you know me. My son is "Mentally Retarded". My son is the sweetest and most adorable baby boy in the world! Again, My son is "Mentally Retarded". The next time you even think about using this word just picture his sweet face and how much it will hurt him when he is able to understand your choice of words! Picture how much this word hurts those who know and love him. Picture how much it hurts the millions of people out there who know and love a Special Needs Person.

Think about it! If its not being used in medical terms then its derogatory, its hurtful!!!! ITS WRONG!!!

Our choice of language frames how we think about others. It is time to ACTNOW and pledge your support to eliminate the demeaning use of the r-word.

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Frankie - almost 2 years old! Frankie has Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) he is severely delayed in every area. Frankie has Mental Retardation , most likely Moderately.

1 comment:

Brandi said...

Your post helps me to bet a little closer to writing about the same thing on my blog. People I know, that come to my house and are around my children, use the word in front of me. I know it is not meant to be hurtful, but it is. I put it in the same category as the "F" word.