Category Archives: gatekeeping

the power of words

[Audio: English; Captions: none] It’s clear what is being said, or the general intent. Still I don’t completely like this. It makes the basic assumption (on the part of someone who can see) that you can’t enjoy a beautiful morning … Continue reading

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from #wikileaks to #wikiwitness ?

This article makes an extraordinarily good point, and one I’ve sort of thought about but not to its logical conclusion. In terms of demanding transparency, the rise of “citizen journalism” has been critical, and duly noted by many. But as … Continue reading

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allah save the punk

[Audio: music; Subtitles: English] This is a good article Muslim Feminist Punk: Helping Destroy Stereotypes of Gender, Religion and Race, but remember what I said a while back about erasure? Reading this, you’d almost never realize that Sabina England is … Continue reading

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The Greatest Irony

In 2019: This seems to have been updated: [Audio: English (interpreted); Language: ASL; Subtitles: English] by Amy Cohen Efron: In light of the video I posted yesterday, and one comment I got about the Baby Signs program, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Forbidden Signs

Forbidden Signs by Douglas C. Baynton is a book that traces the history of sign language in the United States and how and why oralism attempted to obliterate signing and replace it with lip reading and speech. As the author … Continue reading

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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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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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