Why is it always ‘queer people are projecting their identities onto characters’ and never ‘straight people are presuming that their identity is the default’?
#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares
This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.
i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.
I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.
necromancer in training + his pets
David Bowie not liking fresh cookies in 1976.
Excuse you the screencap does not do this justice.
- reading a fanfic
- first line is OOC
I love this way too much
the entire lord of the rings from the rings perspective
hand hand river dirt gollum hobbits pockets pockets finger envelope fire hand neck neck finger hobbits neck neck neck pocket finger LAVA
If I dont respond to your insult it means what i wanted to say was too mean and I decided to let you live
If you’re picky about cosplaying your body type, then you’ll love this guy!
well dollskill was just taken off my list of all time favorite stores….
This is the most beautiful, nay, sublime example of not understanding how to do customer service and PR and life I’ve ever seen.
"We’re a brassy, sassy, stick it up your asssyy kinda company."
I just. I get chills.
That freaking response though. Is their PR team a bunch of idiot teenagers or something because that shows about zero maturity. That person didn’t even dress it up as something professional, she just told her to fuck off, basically.
I am astonished at how disrespectful and patronizing that email is, holy shit.