Eh, you know what? It’s NICE that I don’t have to leave my home to do it. I don’t have to plop out a bunch of quarters just to wash some clothes. I can do my laundry naked if I wanted (and who’s to know if I’m going to ).
Posted on2 March, 2011|Comments Off on Make the Pledge–I did for Janey!
The R-word is the word ‘retard(ed)’. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory. The R-word is hate speech. See why supporters think the R-Word is hurtful when used in jokes or as part of everyday speech.
I’m not looking for just a Band-Aid fix. I’m joining the call for an all-out ban on the word. No child is retarded. NOTHING and NO ONE should be called that.
The hurt and pain that children (and adults) feel isn’t just something that can be wished away. Nothing takes away that pain. NO ONE deserves to feel like that.
Find another word for it. Personally, I use moronic. It describes those who act stupid better. When I think *something* is stupid, I say stupid or screwy. I NEVER call a person “retarded”. I don’t even like mentally handicapped. Every person has a gift, and those are developmentally challenged have the gift of showing us that we’re stronger than we are. They show us what true love really is.
So, Janey, I’m blogging this for my complete and total admiration of you, and your amazing son, Will. You two make me smile DAILY with how strong BOTH of you are!