A week or so ago I posted “PLEASE lose the word “retard” from your vocabulary“. I basically asked people to lose the word “retard” their vocabulary. Now I realize there are “correct” uses for the word but I was making reference to persons with special needs. I was asking people not to use the word “retard” in reference to my kids in particular and any other person with special needs.
Perhaps I’ve just been lucky but I have NEVER been attacked on this blog before….NEVER. That it until tonight. A someone posted the following comment in response to my blog post:
“Let me get this straight… you have three retarded kids. That means that not only are you our your wife are making genetic failures, you kept right on breeding afterwards. Maybe you didn’t now about the first one immediately, and possibly didn’t know about the first by the time you had the second, but wtf at the third.
Do you plan on caring for these things their entire lives or do the taxpayers eventually have to baring the load of even more unwanted animals.”
I’ll be very honest with you, I’m FUCKING PISSED. I sitting here shaking right now. This was bound to happen at some point but I wasn’t ready. I know I should let this roll off of me but I just don’t know how to do that. Why am I sharing this? Well, for starters, I post HONESTLY about what our lives are like and the challenges we face as special needs parents. This is just one of the UGLIEST realities we face. I decided to let the comment by Mr. ThyGuyX stand because I think he illustrates the type of IGNORANCE we are ALL working against in an effort to spread Awareness. This is exactly why we ALL need to stand together as a special needs community, regardless or our differences and show the world that this type of…..whatever you want to call it….is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.
What Mr. ThyGuyX has done is make me all that more determined to spread Autism Awareness. It reminds me of why I’m doing this in the first place. I don’t want ANY of MY children or anyone else’s for that matter to EVER face this type of IGNORANCE. So Mr. ThyGuyX, while you have succeeded in PISSING MY THE FUCK OFF, you have also MOTIVATED me to continue fighting the fight. So in the end…..I guess….. I should say thank you. You have given me another reason to get back up after I fall.