The word “retarded” did not carry the stigma it does today when Bawbwah was growing-up. Back during the Civil War.
Is she gonna use that logic to defend use of the N-word next???
Right. Prior to "retarded" the accepted term was "imbecile". Then imbecile was regarded as having negative connotations so the term "retarded" started being used as the more neutral term. Then "retarded" started being considered negative so the current "intellectually challenged" started being used. It seems that whatever term is being used, as soon its meaning becomes widely understood it is considered as negative.
“The word retarded did not carry the stigma it does today when Bawbwah was growing-up.”
If it never carried a stigma then why did one of the Kennedys lock one of their own in an institution under without telling the public?
i like the word, “retarded”... it is a good word when used correctly... i loathe that society takes perfectly good words and makes them taboo... words that i allow my kids to use as long as they use them meaningfully are: retarded, idiot, stupid, queer, ass, damn, and every now and then they get away with using the word, “shit,” depending on the context...
[[Is she gonna use that logic to defend use of the N-word next???]]
Yep- when the left ‘comics’ attack black folks o nthe right- she will defend it-