Category Archives: audism

the meaning of D-E-A-F

More from Ryan Commerson, who was behind the Gallaudet series I posted several days ago. [Audio:?; Captioned: English; Language: ASL] As brilliant an examination of audism as I’ve seen in a long time. Like 0

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Who Is Gallaudet?

Who is Gallaudet? by Elena Ruiz describes the current state of affairs at Gallaudet: Yes, you DID just walk by a throng of hearing students who either barely pick up their hands to communicate their words in a pathetic, half-assed … Continue reading

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The Gallaudet Syndrome, Part II

The second in this series. I posted the first part yesterday. Note that the English article is not a transcript but more of a summary of the ASL video. [Audio: none; Captioning: none; Language: ASL] The Gallaudet Syndrome: On Profiting … Continue reading

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The Gallaudet Syndrome, Part I

I am boosting the signal on this set of articles which I think serves as an excellent introduction into issues of concern to the Deaf and deaf communities. They are in both ASL and written English. (Note that I myself … Continue reading

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over and over and over again

You know how I blogged about Netflix last month? Well, take a look at this, dated November of 2009. Also note where she discusses that the victory she and her cohorts won twenty years ago for broadcast have been so … Continue reading

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why are you so angry?

This is something activists of any stripe get hit with, I’m sure. You can watch the below story and apply it to being deaf, being a woman (that one’s even harder to recognize), being queer… the list goes on. [ASL] … Continue reading

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signmark

Finnish deaf rapper Signmark. Here he is, teaching the crowd to sign with him: Here’s the official video: There’s even a helpful video showing how to sign the chorus 🙂 Teaching Against The Wall (slow) One thing that absolutely baffles … Continue reading

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four seconds of silence

Why have I been following the Williams shooting case in Seattle? Dashboard Video Taken From Williams Shooting Released Tomorrow [12/17] The dashboard footage doesn’t show the shooting itself—both men move in and out of the frame moments before shots are … Continue reading

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identity politics

I came across this article over the summer and was immediately struck by the obvious parallels: So let’s just go back to segregation, then. I thought many of the things she had to say about the issues black children face … Continue reading

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blogging against disablism day

The Carnival can be found here. I’ve certainly come a long way since the last Blogging Against Disability day (“Sound out of Stone” and “Perceptions.” Note that the latter holds some assumptions about the “Deaf community” that I no longer … Continue reading

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i shouldn’t be astonished, i really shouldn’t…

You know, on a theoretical level, I “understand” audism. I can see how the social structures have hearing down as the default in so many ways, above and beyond just the obvious ones. I can see how the state of … Continue reading

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why do the terms “oralist,” “oral success,” and “oral failure” make me so angry?

Over the last couple of months I have found myself objecting to the term “oralist,” at least as applied to myself. In addition, the more I contemplate the terms “oral failure” and “oral success,” the angrier I get. Why? Let’s … Continue reading

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thoughts on “is oralism child abuse?”

I found this question very interesting. Now, I am what would be considered an “oral success.” However, like John, I am very careful, and actually have been for years: even not being aware of deaf culture, etc, I knew my … Continue reading

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english and the deaf: is it discrimination?

I have come across more than one comment that makes it clear some consider the requirement to learn English a form of audism toward deaf people. I am unconvinced. In the following discussion I am referring strictly to reading and … Continue reading

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oh for the love of…

Well, there’s the good news and the bad news 🙂 First the wonderful news: it looks like all the pressure on the FCC is paying off. They have granted more reasonable blocks of time to prepare objections to the requested … Continue reading

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