The word appears on social media approximately every 5-seconds. And few people question the use of it as everyday language.
But the R word is incredibly offensive, hurtful and demeaning. Not just to people with intellectual and physical disability, but to the friends, families and carers of these people.
was used on Twitter in the last 7 days
Awareness Messages Sent
So far we’ve sent this many video messages to Twitter users who included the R word in their posts. We believe the most effective way to raise awareness and understanding of the word is to speak to people directly, from one human being to another.
This is the total number of times our awareness videos have been watched. The more the videos are viewed, the more our voice is being heard, and the closer we are to stopping the R word.
When you use the R word it disappoints me that there is such ignorance amongst people.