I'm a child of the '80s. We had our own lexicon back then. Words we used the way people now use "holla" and "unfriend." One of the words was "whale," as in, "Seniors Whale," as in, seniors are really cool and far superior to all other forms of you...If using the "R-word" hurts, why use it?
Ellen and her son Max. Courtesy of Ellen Seidman.
Let's say you have a child with disabilities who has cognitive delays, and when people jokingly uses the word "retard" to call someone stupid, it bothers you.Let's say that in honor...Try a little project: For a few days you will message people on Twitter who use the word "retard" and let them know the r-word is derogatory to people with disabilities.