SB, I’m sorry to [del]hear[/del] read this. My grandmother was “deaf and dumb” as her condition used to be called, and we didn’t communicate that much. My siblings and I learned the alphabet and a few words, but we mostly [del]talked[/del] communicated by writing. It seemed like a tough life, back in the 60s and 70s as I was growing up.
It saddens me, though, to see how profoundly discriminatory the Deaf are toward the Blind, as can be [del]seen[/del] concluded in the article quoted by ** lobotomyboy63** “The term ‘disabled’ describes those who are blind or physically handicapped,” the deaf linguists Carol Padden and Tom Humphries write, “not Deaf people.”
Why would anyone possibly think that the Blind are handicapped? If a Blind person could be [del]cured[/del] maimed by surgery, and be thrust into the Seeing community, how much harm would that cause that person? Can you [del]see[/del] imagine how horrible it would be for a person to be forced to look at things for the rest of their live?
Worse, by numbers, are the unfortunate members of the Maimed community, who are brainwashed by the Fuck What Do Well Call The Non-Maimed community? Those lucky enough to have bones broken in ski accidents, and yet clearly reject the Maimed community by have them set and repaired? What evil parents would take their child to a doctor for this?
OK back to seriousness. I’ve read this before, and while I understand the pride of owning something which is a burden, the grief they are giving you and your wife is stupid.
You’re doing a good job. Don’t let them get you down.
TokyoPlayer, a proud member of the Seeing, Hearing and Non-Maimed communities.