"Stupid" and "dumb" are ableist terms. Put the work in to remove them from your vocabulary.


@guerrillarain "But what words are okay to insult people's intelligence then?"

That's the point. Don't do that.

Insult them for being bigots. Insult them for being sexist. Insult them for being selfish and greedy. Insult them for things they _choose_ to be.

@Lexi @guerrillarain there's lots of ways to take jabs at "dumbness" that don't attack anyone's ~ability~ to think!

if someone's being thoughtless, careless, or inconsiderate, just say that

if you do smth irresponsible, reckless, and hasty; that doesn't make you stupid

it's 100% fair to call your right wing uncle an insensitive, ignorant, incurious, obtuse, chud

your friend who just ironed a hole in their shirt? a clown, a bozo, a fool, an absolute chucklefuck 🤡

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