Monday, July 7, 2008

A Word I Despise

Ran across this very important LTE in the Statesman this morning from a member of the board for the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association. I hope you'll all read it and I hope it sinks in.

2 comments :

angryyoungwoman said...

Everyone needs to read that. As a woman with a permanent disability, I am so fed up with the overt ableism I have to put up with. I'm also tired of people who tell me I need to learn to take a joke when I call them out. More of us need to speak out.

Tara A. Rowe said...

The use of the word really is inexcusable and it is sad how often it is thrown around in casual conversation.