The R-word keeps rearing it's ugly head in the media and in society in general. When I read headlines like this one:
Margaret Cho: 'I don't want a retard' baby
I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I'm grateful that I'm not alone in my sick feeling. But that doesn't make the thoughtless, cruel use of the R-word any better.
Some day I will write my own post about my feelings about the R-word. For now, thank you Phoebe, Ellen and Louise for your blog posts on this subject. I wish more people would take the time to read your insightful words.