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Default Re: Are you offended when someone calls you retard?

No. I have Treacher Collins Syndrome, and yet I been called lots of things while I was a Kid. But now? I simply don't care. They are just words. No more, No less.

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Default Re: Are you offended when someone calls you retard?

its a big yes. I am offended!!!
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Default Re: Are you offended when someone calls you retard?

Wasn't this word once deemed a proper term for people who were handicapped?
I think it became an insult when people who werent handicapped were called "retarded".
I am without a disability or handicap, so I can't speak for those who have one.
But no, I'm not offended by being called a retard because I see nothing wrong with the people who this word is reffering to ( when you take it back to it's original meaning )
Well that's my thoughts
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Default Re: Are you offended when someone calls you retard?

I personally don't get offended when people call me retard or retarded, my friends throw insults around so often that everybody knows that they don't mean it personally. However, in people with disabilities case, I think they might find it hurtful, because they are faced with many difficulties that normal people usually face and they fight to get where they are today. But maybe people who throw the word retard around might not know that they have a disability of any sort.
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Default Re: Are you offended when someone calls you retard?

I called a friend of mine a retard once. He retaliated by shouting sexist remarks at me.

I called another friend the same thing, but this guy laughed it off and wasn't offended at all.

The only difference was that in one situation, I MEANT it, and in the other, it was merely a joke. So I believe it really depends on who you're with, whether you actually mean it or not, and what situation you're in.

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Default Re: Are you offended when someone calls you retard?

Yes I find it offensive. People have a habit of calling others offensive names and it kind of bothers them to the point where it hurts their feelings. Regardless if you're handicapped or not, the word 'retard' shouldn't be used in nobody's language.
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