Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spread the Word to End the Word

Help me Spread the Word to End the Word. Make your pledge to end the use of the word "retard(ed)." 

Up to three percent of the world's population have intellectual disabilities - that's 200 million people around the world. It's the largest disability population in the world.

Help eliminate the demeaning use of the R-word, a common taunt used to make fun of others. Often unwittingly, the word is used to denote behavior that is clumsy, hapless, and even hopeless. Whether intentional or not, the word conjures up a painful stereotype of people with cognitive and developmental disabilities. It hurts. Even if you don't mean it.

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