“Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.”
— James Baldwin
Many Deaf leaders, for instance, will advocate for social liberation of Deaf individuals only to a point. They may, for instance, push for more captioning and rights to interpreting services, but turn stoic when asked to invest in reforming Deaf education.
~ Aubrecht & Commerson
(see http://facundoelement.com/articles/Butterfly_Effect_Series/4.html – for ASL versions click the IV.i .ii .iii)
oh the b/vlogsphere is a flutter – Deaf ASL folks on TV
where is the AG Bell when u need it?
just kidding folks
so here is me thoughts on these items but i want ya all to think BIG picture ok –
– audism vs. equality
– injustice vs. justice
– hate vs. love
– ignorance vs. knowledge
– arrogance vs. acceptance
– evolution vs. revolution
ok that that framed properly? now get comfy.
yuck. that is my overall review.
im not a TV watcher folks and CSI is just lame
As my 13 son predicted early on – the interpreter did IT. (kinda)
and he also asked: why are the women interpreters voicing for the male characters and vice versa and why is the Deaf woman looking all emotional but the male voice interpreter is saying in a dead pan way “I slept with your husband.”
And my daughter adds – “involved with” really that is how she would sign “involved with” to mean ive done done it with your hubby?
dont worry they quickly left the room and popped back in several times again to catch a few more minutes – to each time say:
“Again, why are you watching this?”
To which i replied each time unconvincingly while pointing at the tube “there are Deaf people on TV.”
wow, i too sound like a desperate idiot – perhaps CSI is scripting me
bottom line – we need to make our own TV shows – p l e a s e Gosh NAD cant u advocate for a Deaf CHANNEL – pls! The UK has one and they have kick butt Deaf independent short film productions -hmmm is there a correlation between seeing urselves on TV and knowing that u can create and shape ur own representation????
hmmm i wouldnt know cuz US Deaf are mostly just advocating for:
captions and Deaf guest spots on bad programs
ABC’s WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
there ya go folks “audism unveiled”
making the “invisible visible”
yes, yes folks that there was AUDISM – u can call it plain ole discrimination if u like or oppression but pls do at least try to spell it properly cuz that is just way pre-k when u intentionally misspell it
audism is The notion that one is superior based on one’s ability to hear or behave in the manner of one who hears.
The two Deaf women were both told “no dogs and Deaf folks allowed” and that is audism
One Deaf woman used her speaking and listening skills – don’t matter. She was not a person of the ear – and did not fully behave as Hearing folks do cuz she was Deaf (wee bit or big bit matters not) so the manager said “walk on by….”
So this show is about “to be a by stander or not to be a by stander”
cool. 2 folks did shout outs
Hearing woman “She should be suing your ass.”
Hearing man “That is absolutely discrimination. I’m really shocked. And if this is the case, I’m not bringing my business back here… You basically said, I am not hiring a Deaf person. You’re not saying I’m not hiring a person that’s not qualified… I don’t see how you expect things to change in this country when no one will give anyone a chance.
It’s an affront.
It’s an affront to America.”
wow, i love this man
seriously – we need more heros!
2 out of….. hmmmmm
Moral compasses be broken everywhere, eh
Oh and all the “experts” in getting around the law sliding up to the manager actor giving sweet advise. wow wee.
Basically saying “pssst mr. manager – u cant legally discriminate against them so u should do it in a more subtle way, dude, cuz u dont wanna get busted.”
wow tips in how to do audism right – sweet…not
DECEIT AINT SWEET FOLKS
So big hand waves to the guy who challenged the manager in front of the two Deaf women – that took…. balls. And we all should grow some more balls and ovaries when it comes to doing the right thing.
“injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” mlk jr
“its never the wrong time to do the right thing,” (lots of folks said this but Larry Fleischer is the one ill quote)
Employment discrimination is the biggest obstacle facing Deaf folks despite Title I of the Americans with Disability Act and it is the hardest one to prove.
Why? cuz most employers r aware of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibiting the discrimination against folks based on their difference.
Its a big no no – so the way to get around it is to simply say “thanks” then when their backs are turned “deep six away”
The most disability condition Deaf folks are facing in the work force – ……
other folks limited expectations of what they are capable of doing
THAT is the crux of the problem often
not always – in some cases folks simply r not qualified but in most cases its a “no dogs and Deaf folks need apply”
SIDE NOTE to TV PRODUCERS: Dear anybody who puts Deaf ASL folks in the camera lens – can u not hack out the signs? pretty please
(this includes me cuz i have worked on short films where camera angles werent set up right and we had to cover up the mistake by relying on captions as the fall back)
for TV folks though – i know its a hard concept that u might actually want to record the signing and not just extreme close ups of fluttering hands and intense facial close ups so we cant even see the signing but if we cut out the audio on u in mid sentence at whim here and there just cuz we thought we was so artisy – u would be a wee bit peeved.
just a wee bit. and pls when u correct this error dont overcompensate but doing static shots of the face and torso so ALL the signs are captured – u can even shoot them from the side or from behind. get creative and get a cinematographer consultant. I nominate Wayne Betts, Jr.
really – this is IMPORTANT?
NAD please invest in getting us a Deaf Channel on TV
NAD please invest in public service announcements about how its cool and good and normal to be Deaf ASL folks
NAD please invest in Deaf schools and programs
NAD please invest in captioning – yes but seriously COMMERCIALS on one day out of the year is your GOAL
100% coverage – yes now i know what kind of beer i want to buy cuz the words there are scrolling across the bottom of that babes bikini
thank u lord jezus – i am saved
NAD did u see that the Utah school for the Deaf is closing
2,000 kids schoolless
worries u not
ahhhhh – back to that bystander thingy eh?
bloody cruddy pity
i already sung this tune so ill just link ya (link) – u can scroll down but this is REALLY important folks really important and what we should be v/blogging about by the hundreds but nah lets just keep blogging about TV shows
someone in a comment somewhere re: the closing of the Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind wrote:
- Anonymous said…
The oral kids will do fine in the mainstream schools. The signing kids will have to adjust. They dont like it, tough, its part of the evolution.
back to me –
Survival of the fittest frame of mind
Social Darwinism and eugenics on crack
so lets break down this audist statement to see what we shall see, eh?
The oral kids will do fine in the mainstream schools.
that will tell us everything
most likely (and yes i know this is me making assumptions but ive seen this crap before chaps) – most likely s/he who shall remain anon. means – the Oral kids are better equiped to fake it in the mainstream
yep, that is probably true but…..
they is still faking it.
and that is a falsehood that is VERY hard to undue later
and babbidge declared oralism to be a dismal failure 1964 report to congress
and COED said mainstreaming and TC were a big ole failure in 1988 report to congress
we is WAY over due for another report aint we
and what would the report show?
- tower of babel – not cool, fools
- bells and whistles – works somewhat for some and doesnt work for others and we wont get into the shocks, deaths, questionable ethics, or costs of CI here
- holy grail – their aint none
- ICED 2010 Vancouver declared that the ICED 1880 Milan resolutions declaring the incontestable superiority of Oralism was WRONG and DAMAGING and is to be no more forevermore
- audism sucks
- standing by and being a bystanding sucks
what are we gonna do?
The signing kids will have to adjust. They dont like it, tough, its part of the evolution.
The signing kids will adjust to the mainstream?
Duh, its been sink or swim 24/7 for the average Deaf child – from the moment they enter this Hearing world as a Deaf wee thing or from the moment they become Deaf from illness, medicine, accident, hereditary progressive “Deaf gain” etc
and yes they always adjust
some better than others eh?
some are able to “become DEAF” in heart, soul, mind, language, culture etc and learn to “have the spiritual audacity to assert our somebodyness” and others just keep treading water in the mainstream shouting out “look at me im sandra dee – i can sing and pee and tweet to thee”
and some drowned
drowned in their sorrows
drowned in their liquor
drowned in their sex addictions
drowned in their internet binging
drowned in their poverty
drowned in their “superiority”
drowned in their complancy
drowned in their dinner table syndrome
drowned in their stigma_ta
drowned in their martyrs syndrome
drowned in their Gallaudet syndrome
drowned in their Stockholm syndrome
drowned in their learned helplessness
drowned in their suppression
drowned in their repression
drowned in their loneliness
drowned in their self-pity
drowned in their victimhood
drowned in their defense mechanicism
drowned in their TV, Superbowl, consumerism, elitism, consumption, capitalism, …
drowned in their sorrow
and some ….
ROCK IT UP
ROLL IT UP
and instead of saying “its evolution” to try to weed out folks who are different and make them into “Little Boxes on the hillside” – lets stop standing by and being bystanders and instead….