I never would have thought writing this in response to Dr. Charles story about a Trisomy 21/Down Syndrome patient would have started a blogging war:
"I've always believed that Down's syndrome patients are "God's golden children". I can't remember where I got that title but I can tell you, I've never met a sufferer who was unlikable or mean-spirited. They just emit happiness.I love this story."
I'm not the bad guy here, am I? I'm about to be a medical professional and I'd like to think that I would treat all my future patients wth the utmost respect and dignity, chromosomal differences or not.
Is this really about being Politically Correct?
I'm guilty for not being politically correct, behind closed doors. But in public, If I'm not sure about a "correct" term, usually I'll say nothing at all. But frankly, since I'm being honest, Political correctness as a whole irritates me to no end. Changing the name of something or a term that has been used for decades maybe centuries doesn't change what it is.
I can't keep them straight. I joked in my comment box in my last entry about having a PC handbook. I kind of wish I really did own one.
However, some things can be offensive to some and not to others even when they are in the same boat. You can't please everybody.
I'm truly sorry if my above statement offended, I really am.
However, I still truly can't understand why saying someone or someone's are not unlikable, meanspirited, and happy is a BAD thing.
But I'm the kind a person who doesn't nitpick and tends to look at the big picture in every situation.