Spread the Word to End the Word

Contrary to the old nursery rhyme “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”, words do hurt.  Emotional wounds can ache just as deeply as physical wounds.

Using the word retard(ed) to say that something is dumb, stupid, lame, etc. is hate speech, plain and simple.  It is demeaning to people with intellectual disabilities.  Today is “Spread the Word to End the Word” Day.  Today you are being asked to eliminate the word retard from your vocabulary.  Please go to r-word.org and pledge to stop using this hurtful word.



It’s about respect.


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