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Jun 8, 2018

Confrontational campaign asks, 'Who are the real retards?'

Work from Sweden tries to make people question use of the 'R-word'.

Groups that face discrimination often find a powerful tool in recontextualising the very words that others use against them. Just think, 'We're here and we're queer', for example. 

A recent campaign by Swedish agency Stendahls for GIL, an organisation that fights on behalf of people with disabilities, has attempted to do something similar with the offensive term 'retard'.

The work takes truly offensive statements made by supposedly normal people...

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