My thoughts on Down's Syndrome and the Ursula Presgrave controversy

Down's Syndrome can be a very touchy topic with some people -- This is something I've personally experienced in my time as a career blogger and opinionista. That's why I feel particularly bad for former reality star Ursula Presgrave. The woman once featured on The Call Centre is currently facing a potential jail sentence after she expressed her opinion about people who suffer from the chromosomal defect, but that's not all. She's also being targeted with vitriolic backlash from people on social media who fancy themselves as word and thought police in the name of advocacy for people with Down's.  In other words, she's created quite the mess by simply expressing an unpopular opinion. Since she's facing possible jail time she has decided to apologize for her words, which she claims were declared in order to get attention. However, from my point-of-view, it looks a lot like she's been muscled into publicly backing down from a value in which she believes. I have a lot to say in this post, and I'm quite certain that I will get some of the same vitriol as Presgrave, because I've been in her position before (minus the threats of imprisonment, of course). So fasten your seat-belts, people. It's going to be a long one.
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My thoughts on Rebecca Henderson Paulk's disappearance

Alabama woman Rebecca Henderson Paulk vanished on Labor Day, and her vehicle was found abandoned in a rural part of Mississippi. It's been two weeks and no new updates in her case have been publicized. Meanwhile, her loved ones fear the worst in her disappearance -- and for good reason. The woman has reportedly never gone more than a day without talking to her mother and father, but has since dropped completely out of contact with them over the course of her disappearance. (Read more)