Using the epithet "Libtard" is offensive


Having spent some time perusing social media in the last few weeks, I am appalled at the words some will haphazardly sling at those with whom they disagree. There are many racist, sexist and homophobic terms that should simple be removed from our vocabularies.

Here, I wish to discuss a variation of an insult that is hurled at those who have a liberal point of view. “Libtard.” Clearly derived from “retard” and intended to imply that liberals are mentally deficient.

I have seen this term used from “friends” on Facebook and been called one often on that platform. I’ve seen it in public commentary...


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