New movie encourages “discrimination that people with a learning disability have to face every day.”

A campaigns assistant at Mecap, is blasting The Inbetweeners movie for its offensive use of language.

Ciara Lawrence, who herself has a learning disability, said she was left feeling uncomfortable and disappointed when she seen the film at the cinema and it used the word 'retard'. She added: "Everyone in the cinema was laughing at the r-word. It reminded me of being at school. "It makes me angry that many people are going to go and see this film and will come away thinking it's okay for them to use the word as an insult. This is the type of discrimination that people with a learning disability have to face every day. "As someone with a learning disability, you can often feel you are all alone." Ciara is speaking out as part of her work on Mecap's Hear my voice campaign. The campaign aims to make sure the next government helps people with a learning disability have their voiced heard. Read Ciara's article: Life with a learning disability means judgement and discrimination - but it doesn't have to be this way  
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