October 26, 2012

Ann Coulter and Positivity

If you haven't read it yet, go check out the beautiful open letter John Franklin Stephens wrote (Here) in response to this tweet by Ann Coulter. His letter is amazing and perfectly worded, everyone needs to see it.

Wonder why moms like me make a big deal about the use and misuse of the r-word? Try reading THIS article by Diane Grover.

Want to learn how to teach your kids compassion so that we avoid hurtful comments? Check out this article by SheKnowsParenting.com which is aptly entitled "How to make sure your child doesn't become Ann Coulter."

One of my favorite parts of John Franklin Stephens' letter to Coulter is towards the end when he says, "No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much." Wow that's a simple but amazing statement, and so true! As Scott Hamilton is quoted as saying, "The only disability in life is a bad attitude," and having a bad attitude is just not the Down syndrome way of life! Coulter should take note and bring on a little more positivity and sensitivity!

**Update** - Apparently Coulter was scheduled to make a speech at the University of Ottowa this past Tuesday but the event was cancelled because of protests by the students and community. (See Article Here) Although I don't think that protests consisting of threats to someone's security are the way to go, I am optimistic that her frequent comments against the disability community are not going unnoticed...

"What Ann Coulter is practicing is not free speech, it's hate speech," he said. "She's targeted the Jews, she's targeted the Muslims, she's targeted Canadians, homosexuals, women, almost everybody you could imagine."

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