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Stopping The R-word Is Not Enough: Culture — Not Just Language — Must Change

Posted by stopsayingretard on March 6, 2013

Stopping The R-word Is Not Enough: Culture — Not Just Language — Must Change
 by Meghan Morris
The larger goal behind …is not to replace the r-word with another equally stigmatizing phrase, but to increase inclusion for those who may speak, act or move differently. Read the rest of the story…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meghan-morris/rosas-law_b_2734922.html

Take the original R-Word “My Words Matter” Pledge by Jenna Glatzer“I pledge that I will not use the words “retard” or “retarded” to mean “stupid.” I understand that this is hurtful to people who have disabilities and people who love them, so I will be careful with my words. I will also try to remember to pay attention when other people use these words, and I’ll ask them to stop. “

Read Jenna’s story on how she created her R-Word pledge in 2004: http://www.jennaglatzer.com/pledge_to_stop_the_word_retard.htm

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