Monday, April 16, 2012
This afternoon, a friend of a child with a disability put something on FB that caught my eye. It was from a very, supposedly, reputable online store.
They were selling a book titled: Duh... - 101 Reasons You Might Be a Retard
LOST FOR WORDS...!!!
Needless to say I have sent them a complaint email... have a read of my email below.
Appalled, shocked, outraged, offended.... this doesn't even begin to describe what I felt when I saw a book for sale on your website, called: Duh... - 101 Reasons You Might Be a Retard
I am the mother of a 3.5 year old disabled girl. She has physical and intellectual disability's. For someone to say that my daughter is disabled, is not offensive. This is true, this is a fact. For someone to call her a retard or retarded is unbelievably offensive.
On your website in the book description it states, the following:
Is it genetic or influenced by environment? The answer really doesn't matter, but what does matter is being able to identify a retard.
WTF?? Are you serious? This book is making an absolute mockery and joke of people with disabilities and those who care for them. To use such a word and to create and actually sell a book with this title in this day and age is truly offensive. People with disability's are human. They deserve respect, and dignity as do all humans.
This book needs to be removed from your site, and needs a world wide ban on it. The author, well... lets just say, what I would like to say about him, probably shouldn't be printed... but I'm sure you get my drift.
One last word, I noticed that the book is only for sale for $0.99c. Is Amazon.com that desperate for a F***ing $$$ That they need to resort to selling such obscene, offensive crap.
I would love to see a reply to my complaint...
From one very outraged mother of an absolutely beautiful disabled girl
(Watch this space)
Posted by Melissa Young at 3:59 PM