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Show This to Anyone Who Still Thinks Using the R-Word Is No Big Deal

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

And yes, while it’s important to build self-confidence and not be bogged down by others’ opinions, let’s all admit to something: words can and do hurt.

Some people think using the R-word as a replacement for “stupid,” “silly,” ridiculous,” etc., is no big deal. That’s just not the case. For many, that word is more than derogatory; it’s downright harmful.

So, to help Spread the Word to End the Word, we’ve compiled some of our favorite Mighty articles you can show to anyone who shrugs their shoulders when we say the R-word should be wiped from our vocabularies. Let’s all make an effort to be kinder with our words.

Take the pledge! Sign up to support the elimination of the derogatory use of the R-word from everyday speech and promote acceptance and inclusion.

Originally published: March 1, 2016
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