I see some people are uncomfortable with the term retarded but it is still the one enshrined in federal law and until next year in the state law and regulations that guide my work, so I still use that term or MR until it is replaced with Intellectual disability in the next few years.
The people I work with span a range of abilities, but I work with people who are married, have children, hold full time jobs, and even own their own homes.
OKCupid has removed a “discriminatory” question which invited users of the dating site to state whether they believed people with low IQs should be barred from having children, nearly a year after campaigners first urged the company to take it down.
The learning disability charity Mencap originally approached OKCupid in May 2016, asking it to remove the question “Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce? OKCupid allows users looking for love to answer questions to help pair them with compatible partners with a similar outlook. The idea of gay and lesbian couples having children is: Acceptable/Not acceptable Campaigners expressed their joy that the question had finally been removed.
Regarding bringing it up with him, my general sense is that this is fine if done in the right setting and with the right tact.
Why does intelligence appear to enhance a man’s dating and marriage prospects while diminishing a woman’s prospects?
It’s an explosive question for a number of reasons.
There’s obviously a missing category here: men on the left hand side of the intelligence bell-curve.
The disconnect doesn’t just emerge from Lapin’s preferences—it’s inherent in the data.