Why do people feel that they can dismiss me as being over sensitive and taking things too personally when I ask that they please not refer to someone as "being retarded".
I find this hurtful.
Calling someone a "nigger" is taboo or not politically correct. It's not accepted.
Saying "Oh my god" can be offensive to someone who is religious or swearing can be understood as offensive at anytime but when it comes to retarded, I'm too sensitive? Are you kidding me??
Well guess what..... I AM FREAKIN SENSITIVE ABOUT IT AND I AM GOING TO TAKE IT PERSONALLY BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT?? IT'S PERSONAL TO ME. IT AFFECTS MY LIFE EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Yes the word retard is a word, but to some of us it's much more than a figure of speech. It's about my little boy, it's about a comparison. When retard is used to degrade another person or essentially say that they are worthless or not as important, they in turn are saying that about my son. That to me is hurtful.
Please be respectful. I'm only asking that you think before you speak, sometimes a simple word can have so much more meaning than you think. It's not the word that is offensive, it's how it's used that is.