Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sticks and Stones
you know, i have a beef. i really do. and it is with people who use the word "retarded" as a meaningless way of saying silly or stupid or whateverthefuck they mean when they say it. it isnt acceptable to use the words "faggy" or "gay" in a derogatory way anymore, and it shouldnt be acceptable to use retarded either. although retarded is a medically recognized term for people with intellectual disablities, it is derogatory to use it to describe anything else. it is completely disrespectful of the special needs community and shows a complete lack of compassion not to mention vocabulary on part of the person using it that way. it drives me crazy and it isnt funny and i cant believe the way that some people will actually defend themselves for using it that way because they are just "joking around." if someone you loved had one single, obvious defining characteristic that was more pronounced than any of their other traits, and everyone used that adjective to mean stupid, or silly, or inferior in some way, you would be sick of it too. lucky for most of you, that isnt, and wont ever be the case.