Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Think Before You Speak-End the R-Word Day
Words do hurt and some words are meant to hurt, undermine, separate, and make people seem something less than human thereby making cruelty okay. Not only is the R-word not okay, but any word or phrase that carries with it the implication that the person is by definition something less than a human deserving of respect is not okay. My pledge is to Think before I speak. Do I really need to use the word lame to describe a boring situation? Do I really need to call something crazy just because it doesn't make sense to me?