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30 Sep 2020, 1:12 am

DesertWoman wrote:
People with mental retardation get so much more love and support than people with ASD..


huh?



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30 Sep 2020, 8:27 am

I also have a problem with challenged or retard I know that I fall into that group because of low iq scores.



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08 Oct 2020, 7:54 pm

I normally just ignore those people. I've heard people call me that so many times I just DON'T CARE anymore. I know what I am and that's NOT it. I believe that giving those a response is just giving stupid people what they want.



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08 Oct 2020, 9:18 pm

It disturbs me that grown adult NTs still use the r-word



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08 Oct 2020, 9:59 pm

the irony is that the word was meant to be a gentler euphemism for the original word/s.



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08 Oct 2020, 10:20 pm

There seems to have been a normalisation of belittling people considered "slow of thought" in the old days. So any wonder.



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08 Oct 2020, 10:26 pm

cyberdad wrote:
There seems to have been a normalisation of belittling people considered "slow of thought" in the old days. So any wonder.

or in a word, "ableism."



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08 Oct 2020, 10:32 pm

auntblabby wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
There seems to have been a normalisation of belittling people considered "slow of thought" in the old days. So any wonder.

or in a word, "ableism."


repackaged



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09 Oct 2020, 2:20 am

Well, I've been calling my band Half-Retarded...



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09 Oct 2020, 12:57 pm

I think it's time we reclaim the word :D


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10 Oct 2020, 12:04 am

Even though African Americans have reclaimed the n-word they are still triggered when they hear it used by white people.

Same goes when autistic people hear it used by NTs in a casual derogatory way (however much we like to pretend we own/reclaim the word it still hurts).



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10 Oct 2020, 3:52 am

as a mere descriptor rather than an epithet, i much prefer the PC "differently abled" :alien:



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10 Oct 2020, 6:45 pm

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Well, I've been calling my band Half-Retarded...


Have long dreamed of forming a rock band and calling it "Andy and the Short Bus Riders".

And back in the Nineties there actually was a popular rapper who called himself "Special Ed".



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10 Oct 2020, 8:01 pm

There's a rapper called "Hopsin" who was in "special Ed" for having ADHD and low IQ. He uses his school experiences in his music clips.



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10 Oct 2020, 8:12 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
funeralxempire wrote:
Well, I've been calling my band Half-Retarded...


Have long dreamed of forming a rock band and calling it "Andy and the Short Bus Riders".

And back in the Nineties there actually was a popular rapper who called himself "Special Ed".


I like it and hope it was going to be punk rock. 8)



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10 Oct 2020, 8:15 pm

cyberdad wrote:
There's a rapper called "Hopsin" who was in "special Ed" for having ADHD and low IQ. He uses his school experiences in his music clips.


This is pretty standard among horrorcore emcees. Hopsin is pretty open that he's following the same lane as Marshall Mathers. The Eminem/Cage beef boils down to Matthers and Chris Palko both discussing their own f****d up childhood experiences and being unwilling to consider that the other one also had a messed up childhood due to developmental impairments and the responses of those around them.