Quote Originally Posted by Lee Van Cleef View Post
Speaking as a support worker who works with people who have learning disabilities, I really don't see why people feel the need to have the r word in their lingo to throw around as an insult, and why they can't see why using it in a derogatory fashion may be insulting to people that have been victimised with that word is also beyond me. As someone said earlier in the thread, empathy chips not working. It's all fine because you're not in that world, and if it doesn't offend you why should it offend anyone else, right?

If it offends other people it doesn't mean we can't or should not say it.

Anything I say can be offensive to anyone at anytime, I should not have to walk on eggshells to avoid possibly offending someone.