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The R Word

The Other 'R-Word' I Don't Want To Hear

Debbie Galant | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Debbie Galant

For many people my age, the word 'retirement' has even worse connotations. One of my friends shrivels her nose whenever the topic comes up, as if the very word contains a whiff of nursing home. For my husband, the word is freighted with images of ancients in Florida.

My Daughter Is Much More Than One Word

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I've never been comfortable using words that soften things. When my kids ask me a question, I give them the most honest answer that I think they're able to handle.

Dad Says He Was Fired For Asking Coworkers Not To Say The R-Word

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents

When Pennsylvania dad Bruce Casper heard his coworkers repeatedly use the R-word, he complained to upper management. As a result of his speaking out, ...

'Glee' Star Has 1 Request For Fans: Stop Using The 'R-Word'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact

If you need a reminder of just how hurtful the "R-word" can be, look no further than "Glee" actress Lauren Potter. She's been an outspoken advocate...

Howard Stern, Please Don't Be a Rob Portman!

Kel Kelly | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Kel Kelly

If you heard that your grandson/granddaughter -- an innocent, pure-hearted child -- was being called a retard and was being bullied at school because they were intellectually challenged, your heart would break and you would do everything within your power to stop it. Don't wait until that moment, Howard.

A Word Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

Matthew Holder | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Matthew Holder

No one believes that if the R-word vanished, access to the best health care will suddenly appear and the medical problems faced by people with intellectual disabilities magically fixed, but language affects attitudes, and attitudes affect action.

Hey Now Howard Stern! Please Stop Using the R-Word

Kel Kelly | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media
Kel Kelly

You are the champion of the underdog. Your voice matters. Your fans and your staff will follow your lead. Lead them to a better place, Howard.

'R Word' Could Vanish From South Carolina State Law

Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

A bill under consideration in South Carolina would eliminate "the R word" from Palmetto State law, the State reports. According to the local outle...