>Regular readers of my blog will know that the R word is one that I hate. I’ve written about it many times before and unfortunately will more than likely have cause to write about it many more times in the future. An argument I’ve made to many people is “if you wouldn’t use … (insert derogatory term about another minority group) then don’t use the R word”. It’s hate speech, it’s unacceptable and it hurts. It actually, physically, hurts.
Unfortunately the R word is alive and well at present as demonstrated by the fact that Caitlin Moran used it in her recently published book which is being pimped left right and centre. Nicky Clark has written about it here and has had something of a success (Caitlin Moran tweeted something of a pathetic apology and an attempt to justify it and the publishers say any reprints will have the wording removed).
That’s why I was so pleased to see this video (and not just because it includes people from Glee) which will hopefully help towards putting the R word in it’s coffin once and for all.
To help Spread the Word to End the Word, you can visit R-Word.org where you can find information and resources and also take the pledge. Please do so.