the new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it
By the way, all three of those aunts have hearing aids.
Y’all are fucking morons and seriously need to take a trip over to Google U.
Listen, I have 3 Deaf/HoH aunts. You aren’t going to get me to say, “You’re right. The only way to help them is to completely erase something essential to their identity instead of, like, maybe just be considerate of them.”
Wait, is this the same anon? Because I’m not seeing your point?
New *ism I found… audism.
Because getting your deaf child a hearing aid is bigoted as fuck.
Yes. That’s what that means. No Deaf or HoH people can ever have hearing aids because it’s oppression. Didn’t you know?
Today I watched a really fantastic documentary called Audism Unveiled.
It was totally heartbreaking to see so many stories about parents trying to ‘cure’ their deaf children with science and religion and many refusing to learn sign language. Also devastating were the descriptions of a couple…
This two-part comic is dedicated to all deaf people who are victims of deadly ignorance on hearing people’s part. Deaf people had been constantly being discriminated, beaten up, erroneously arrested, harmed, and even killed. They are victim of ignorance on hearing people’s part; varied hearing people, ranging from a hearing gang member to a hearing cop.
There is a dire need to educate the public more about deaf people. Especially those who are cops, hospital workers, firefighters, and many more professions that are involved in critical life or death decisions.
This comic is dedicated, as well, to those who worked tirelessly to educate the public about deaf people. We need to thank them more. We need to support them more. They do truly make a huge difference in lives of deaf people; a difference that can be a matter of life or death.
If you would like to read more articles about mistreatment of deaf people by the police, please do take time to visit this website (that’s run by Deafweekly.com)
Incidences in my comics are based on these news articles:
Articles about cops killing deaf citizens:
Articles about how someone mistook ASL as a gang sign:
Audism doesn’t really get screen time in the activist world, I get it, but y’all can fucking google it and maybe talk to a Deaf person??? Like???
Stop. Go talk to a Deaf person. Go read Deaf literature. Go spend time learning about this topic instead of making assumptions based on YOUR experience with the world. Have you ever even had a conversation with someone who doesn’t hear?
I did not agree to something that contradicts my point. We both agree that there is a problem in our world: it is inaccessible to Deaf/HoH people most of the time.
Where we disagree is the solution to the problem. Your solution is an audist one: change Deaf people [into hearing people] so that they align with your pre-existing oppressive world construct, eliminating inconvenience for you and other hearing people. (By the way, choclear implants aren’t 100%, so eradication of Deaf people is impossible anyway, so this solution isn’t just cruel, it’s ineffective and still results in a world construct that marginalizes Deaf people.)
Deaf activists’ proposed solution is a little less *horribly hearing-centric and fucking awful*, to put it lightly. They propose that we consider Deaf people when designing our world. They propose we make room for Deaf people. They propose we stop thinking of hearing as absolutely essential to a complete, happy, functional, meaningful life (because it’s really not).
They propose we stop being fucking audist.
I mean, the private, introverted, quiet face that strangers see is still our personality
We aren’t “empty” or “fake” or “masked” until you get to know the “real” personality underneath
3 Ways to Speak English.
Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
Shit got real
notice the audience
yeah everyone needs to watch this because our understanding of language is broken
I need to start playing “is it Graycat or is it a real MRA” with every ask I get
I don’t know how i don’t
It’s devil magic
And audism isn’t really ableism, particularly because Deaf activism asserts that deafness is not a disability
but similarities are certainly there, and the world is definitely made inaccessible to Deaf people—and it doesn’t have to be that way