The “R” word: Recently there’s been a lot of attention being called to the “r”-word. That’s…

The “R” word: Recently there’s been a lot of attention being
called to the “r”-word. That’s right – “ retard”. Not so long ago,
a political commentator used the word in a tweet and has
experienced a great deal of backlash from both sides of the
argument. Some have said that it’s a clinical term and is denoting
a lack of growth or slowness of development. Others have been
offended by it, saying that it’s a derogatory term used to insult
individuals with disabilities. What are your thoughts on it? Do you
use it at all or do you mind when other people do? Do you see the
word as a clinical term? Or do you see it as an insult?