What do you mean by that? If you mean non-white Jews, my friend Maya is one- full blooded Israeli in fact. Same goes for my 5th grade Hebrew school teacher, she was Moroccan. Additionally, I remember that there are some Argentinian, Chinese, and Ethiopian Jews…
It was more asking about whether that term was used outside of tumblr because I had only seen it for the first time today.
I think spring forward plus the lack of caffeine isn’t helping me.
I was wondering if you were talking about some documentary I hadn’t heard about
I’m kind of neutral on the whole r-word thing. On the one hand, it’s agreed upon as a slur to the point that I just don’t say it and admit I cringe a bit when other people say it, but on the other hand, when I look at the bigger picture and the whole euphemism treadmill concept, I don’t think attacking the word itself is the way to go. With that word gone, others have sprung up, and keeping up with them is a pain in the ass.
It’s really more of a context thing for me these days; someone casually saying the word won’t necessarily register, but something like “Homophobia is retarded” will set me right off. I just find that kind of dissonance particularly jarring.
Oh God. I keep telling myself I’ve said all I really need to, but then notice something else that kind of rubs me the wrong way. I’m still hoping to collect some loose thoughts into a more cohesive post, but I’ve been a bit distracted by boring crap, so that’s just not happening.
Don’t just tell people not to say retarded. Tell them that it’s not OK to use disability as an insult, otherwise they’ll just start calling people “mentally challenged” instead, and the euphemism treadmill will just keep on going.
It’s really hard to find a disabled person who hasn’t been accused of being lazy at one point in their life when that’s not really the problem. This applies to both people with psychical and mental disabilities. People will say things like, “You don’t really need to use a wheelchair. You’re just being lazy,” or “You’re not really depressed. You’re just being lazy.”
"Lazy" is a word that’s used to hurt disabled people, so it’s best to just eliminate from your vocabulary. You might not be bothered by that word, but other people are!
Just change your vocabulary and you’ll make a huge difference! It’s so much more helpful than trying to change people’s attitudes about disability!
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