Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Low Functioning NT

I've been seeing a lot of memes around Facebook about "Low Functioning NTs." It's usually about someone's stupidity or inability to... do anything, really. It's supposed to be funny. It's not.

My son is low functioning. Whether you like the term or not, it is what it is. Whether you use the term or not, it is what it is. Changing the words are not going to change the facts.

I see the memes and I get pissed off. My husband is so stupid/retarded/low functioning he can't put his laundry in the hamper. Really? That's ok?

Alex works his ass off for every skill he has. I just posted a video last night about how hard he works to use a fork and even that is partially to mostly hand over hand. Your husband is so stupid that he can't do any better than Alex?

Don't be too hard on the poor low functioning NTs, they don't know any better. Cut the poor retard some slack.

There are bound to be some Low Functioning NTs at the IEP meeting. Just pat their head or something. Speak s-l-o-w-l-y and don't hold their stupidity against them. It's not their fault they are lesser beings.

Low Functioning NT is the new retarded. You really think using one as an insult is any better than the other?

No, I am not trying to compare low functioning people with intellectually disabled people or saying one is better than the other. What I am illustrating is the relationship between a word that is universally hated and a term that is becoming universally funny as hell.

I'm not laughing.