R-Word

‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Under Fire For ‘R-Word’

Disability advocates are slamming the new film “The Wolf of Wall Street” for using language and references that they say mock those with special needs.

New York Times Columnist Sorry For ‘R-Word,’ Pledges $25K

When a mother of a boy with Down syndrome noticed that The New York Times’ “Ethicist” had a history of using the word “retard,” she took him to task. And boy did he respond.

Sephora Pulls ‘Celebutard’ Lipstick Amid Uproar

Sephora is pulling a shade of lipstick called “Celebutard” from its shelves after complaints that the name is offensive to those with disabilities.

Shriver Passes Baton At Special Olympics

For the first time in years, someone outside the famed Shriver family will lead Special Olympics.

Coca-Cola Apologizes For ‘Retard’ Message On Bottle Cap

Coca-Cola is in hot water with a consumer whose daughter opened a Vitamin Water bottle with the message “You retard” printed on the cap.

Social Security To Drop ‘Mental Retardation’

The Social Security Administration will become the latest federal agency to start using the term “intellectual disability” in lieu of “mental retardation.”

Rapper Sorry For ‘Offensive’ Autism Lyric

After making critical mentions about autism in a recently-released song, a hip-hop recording artist is apologizing.

Facebook Hate Speech Problematic, Advocates Say

Under pressure, Facebook recently said it will improve its efforts to weed out hate speech on the social network. Disability advocates say the move is long overdue.

Family Sues Over Altered Photo Of Son With Down Syndrome

In what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind case, a family is bringing a federal lawsuit after a photo of their son with Down syndrome was doctored and spread across the Internet.

Reporters Get New Guidance On Disability Lingo

In a first, the “journalist’s bible” will include guidance for reporters on how to write about mental illness and conditions like autism.

Super Bowl QB Faces Criticism Over ‘Retarded’ Comment

As he prepares to take the field in the Super Bowl this Sunday, the quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens is finding himself in hot water for using the word “retarded.”

Social Security Proposes Dropping ‘Mental Retardation’

The Social Security Administration has signaled its intention to start using the term “intellectual disability” in place of “mental retardation.”

Ann Coulter Not Sorry For Using ‘R-Word’

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter is standing by her repeated use of the word “retard,” insisting that she’s done no wrong and will continue to use the term.

Ann Coulter Slammed For Using ‘R-Word’

As the presidential campaign hits fever pitch, conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is taking heat for her repeated use of the word “retard.”

For People With Disabilities, Words Matter

When a reporter described someone as a “nut case” on national radio not long ago, she got an earful. And for good reason say people with disabilities and their allies.

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