I Hate the Word "Retard"

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    Heard It Too Much....

    I hate the word retard because it was thrown at me so much when I was a kid.  Usually it came from playground brats... but when my dad was really mad he'd say it too.  Yes, I have some significant learning difficulties.  Yes, my mind works extrememly differently...
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2009

    My Hero

    i have an older cousin that is challenged but he looks and acts like my lil cousin. He's 21 and a blast to hang around. I will admit sometimes i do get agg. with him and the way he acts but he cant help it. I've always been the one looking after him when we were in school and...
    browneyegirl89 browneyegirl89
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2008

    That Word

    When someone uses that word in casual conversation, I tell them flat out I'd prefer them to use stupid, silly, whatever. Just pick a different word. At least 10 people I work with have realized over time that it is just not the right term to label your son, daughter, friend or...
    vabrunette vabrunette
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2011
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