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cyberdad
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05 Apr 2020, 7:50 pm

I've seen a parent use it now as a slur on the news forum, the irony seems to be lost on him



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21 Apr 2020, 2:30 am

If a scientist uses the word to describe a deficit (either social, emotional or physical) I think its quite valid.

If used as a slur, insult or in banter it can be inflammatory and mean (bullying behavior etc)

I think with time and age, you might see it as just another descriptive word. Years of learning and growing you might not see it as badly as commonly seen.

About how I feel about the word. It has its place for valid reasoning. But is too commonly used by the younger generation.