Unless – to sign or not to sign
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. ~ Gandhi
Karen Kingrey initiated a petition with a few folks that calls for a stop on experimenting on Deaf newborns and infants.
Hope you will take the time to sign this right, just and good petition and then tweet, facebook, and email it to ur friends, neighbors, and relations. Don’ let them consign being Deaf to history.
The only thing wrong with being Deaf is being subject to audism (the belief that to hear and/or behave as a hearing person is superior to being Deaf).
Folks used to try to FIX gay, lesbian, bi and transgender folks all the time before – even consigned them to that big ole book on psychological abnormalities but they STOOD and said NOPE. And now look they in the army now and getting married!
Folks used to try to FIX women and say they were the weaker sex and would ruin the work place with temptation and had to act like men to get ahead in the game etc but they STOOD and said NOPE. and they said “we’ll do it our way” and look they be running countries and changing the world.
Folks used to try to FIX African-Americans and say they had diseases and were intellectually inferior but they STOOD and said NOPE. and said “Say it Loud. We’re Black and Proud!” and look we have an African-American president and its so cool and hip to be Black that White folks are trying to do it.
And we all know what they done said about Jewish folks and how WRONG that was and how really really BAD THINGS HAPPENED cuz not enuf folks STOOD long enough and firm enough to say
and ¡Ya basta!
sign it folks or don’t and say good by to your signing ways
the “option” is yours – just remember the newborn has no option
Most especially i call upon listening and spoken language specialists LSL / AVT specialists, the Alexander Graham Bell Academy and Association FOR the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and doctors to sign this petition because presently that study has AVT/LSL and doctors as collaborators and PIs and that is NOT cool. (even they have the same last name – maybe a husband and wife team – sweet NOT)
Your profession should not be engaging in eugenics.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.
~ The Once-ler