Some of you may have heard of Dirty Signs with Kristin. A youtube channel where a hearing person (who seems to have never studied ASL) is showing how to sign dirty phrases in ASL. However, it’s not even grammatically correct, some of the vocabulary is wrong, and some of the phrases are completely sexist & racist. She just announced that she has gotten signed to publish a book. This is where we need to come in and tell her this is NOT okay. Please click through the link to read more about this and read some of the fantastic comments being left about this. Take the time to email the publisher about this. Share this on tumblr & facebook. Tweet about it (even Marlee Matlin did!).
In addition, I have tried to communicate with Kristin via her Dirty Signs with Kristin facebook page and instead she has blocked me and has been consistently deleting any critical comments being left on her wall. Not cool Kristin. Not cool.
Doesn’t she have a segment on Tosh.0 too?
Yup! She does. AND this is also where we come in to stop her.
That awkward moment where hearing people act as they have the right to have an opinion whether an ASL sign is a good one or not. Sorry, it’s not your language, only d/Deaf people can discuss whether a sign language vocabulary is appropriate or not. It’s our language. I fully support discussing…
“I am myself deaf. My greatest obstacle is not my deafness, but to overcome the prejudice and ignorance of those who do not understand what the deaf can do.”—Olof Hanson, November 18, 1908, letter to President Theodore Roosevelt (via thelegalizeddeafies)
If you curious why I don’t use ASL (American Sign Language) well yeah I am deaf but my family not. They are all hearing. I can speak that I use SEE (Signed Exact English) for long time that my parents use that… not ASL.
SEE is more grammer sentence than ASL. Just saying…
The Martha’s Vineyard experience suggests strongly that the concept of handicap is an arbitrary social category. And if it is a question of definition, rather than a universal given, perhaps it can be redefined, and many of the cultural preconceptions summarized in the term “handicapped”, as it is now used, eliminated.
The most important lesson to be learned…is that disabled people can be full and useful members of a community if the community makes an effort to include them. The society must be willing to change slightly to adapt.
Emma is now in Pre-K at her local elementary school. She was allowed to start school early due to her communication problems. Well…..the audiologist claims that Emma is acting aggressively in group because she is having problems expressing herself. In fact, she sent a letter home saying that she…
We can’t believe it……Christian is 3 years old already. We have lived a worldwind life already. Being told that your child is deaf, profoundly is mind blowing!! We’ve had a lot to deal with over the last 3 years.
After our visit to the audiologist, we had to decide what kind of treatment we would…
“Had Desloges not committed his thoughts to paper, we would likely have no evidence of a Deaf community prior to the founding of the Abbe de l’Epee’s school for the Deaf students in Paris. We are left to speculate about how many other signing communities have existed throughout history.”—H-Dirksen L. Bauman, review of “A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing 1816-1864” (via thelegalizeddeafies)
Sign language is an extremely necessary part of our family. Vince’s mom and dad are both deaf. He and his brother learned ASL (or American Sign Language) as their first language, as it was all that could be spoken in the home. Both boys did well in elementary school and even if they can be kinda…
Hey there. I just wanted you to check out two videos on my tumblr. I am trying to raise awareness of depression and bullying. The two videos are seperate and one is about bullying while the other is about depression. That girl in the video is a girl named Zeba. Do me a favour and do reblog them please. Help me spread the message and show the support! Thanks a bunch. (:! Plus, She has tumblr as well. Talk to her if you like. Type in: zebakoli
Thank you, I checked out the videos and started following both of you. Unfortunately, the videos don’t have captions so we can’t reblog them since our main audience consists of deaf people who won’t be able to understand the content without captions. We would be happy to post both videos once you have added captions. It’s really easy with YouTube’s beta program: simply type up the script and save it as text doc. Then upload it to YouTube. :-)
“I cannot understand how a language like sign language - The richest in expressions, The most energetic, The most advantageous in its universal intelligibility is still so neglected and that only deaf speak it. This is, I confess, one of those irrationalities of human mind that I cannot explain.”—Pierre Desloges, 1779