A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ann Coulter insulted my child

Last night was the third and final Presidential debate. Romney vs. President Obama. I watched. I typically follow along on twitter to see what people are saying (that's where the real entertainment is). But last night I didn't log onto twitter and I'm glad I didn't. I might have seen this and gotten too upset to sleep:

That's the Tea Party's golden girl Ann Coulter using the R word to insult the President of the United States. It completely baffles me that people are still using this word as a slur- to put down others!! How is this okay?? 

When you use the the word RETARD to insult someone, you're insulting people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities; this is who you're really insulting:

This super sweet, fun, funny, smart, kind, inquisitive, silly, loving little bird who happens to have a developmental disability. That's who you're hurting with your words. 

Are you offended? You should be. 

If you have a child with a developmental disability, let @AnnCoulter know what her words mean. If you write a blog, join us and link up today! If not, consider sending a tweet to Ms Coulter letting her know her hate speech is unacceptable. Or just spread the word that in 2012 using the term RETARD to insult is unacceptable. I mean, really. 

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