especially when refering to stupid people. What do you think do you find this offensive or is it okay?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on May. 19, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by judith_visco at 5:38 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Ash9724 at 5:38 PM on May. 19, 2009
It is offensive and a slur against anyone with a disability. I have a beautiful son with Down syndrome. He is a joy and a delight. He is mildly retarded. He is NOT a retard. He is not defined by his disability. People should grow up and expand their language skills.
Answer by Momtocccd at 5:53 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on May. 19, 2009
I used to say it lightheartedly when I was a kid about stupid people, places, things... I think it was just a fad back then. Now I am horrified if it slips out of my mouth or someone around me because while we may mean it in jest, we would NEVER want to offend someone with a child (or themselves) with a disability. I think it needs to stop asap.
Answer by RyleeMendez at 5:58 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by alexis_06 at 6:07 PM on May. 19, 2009
I understand kids saying it. But mothers /adults who know better I have a problem with especially using it to reference stupidity because people with mental handicaps are NOT stupid
Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 7:29 PM on May. 19, 2009