Saturday’s Pookie Posting — Artistic, Not Autistic! — has me thinking about rhetoric. If you read this blog, you know I do not use the word “retard” to describe anyone or anything. But, there’s always this other tricky word that carries a heavy price tag: Normal.
I could ask the cliched question, What is normal? But, that would highlight a perspective that I that you can probably already guess I espouse. Instead, I’d just like for you to be aware of how you describe anything. Normal isn’t the right word, unless it’s describing a temperature.