So, my topic of discussion today is using the "retard" word or "retarded" word.
I learned today that some people just don't get it. I wanted to share with a group of new friends that October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I myself have a beautiful, perfect, baby girl who just happens to have Down syndrome. I also wanted to let them know how demeaning and hurtful it is when I hear the "r" word thrown around. Apparently, it wasn't welcomed. My message was deleted.
My intentions were not threatful. I was not preaching. I just wanted to share something personal about me. I just thought it would be nice for all of them to know how that word affects me, especially when it is used in a negative way.
I was deleted. Gone forever. The organizer of the group took it away.
My blog though...it'll still be here.