Action Alert: Hearing Person Exploiting ASL for Profit
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.
And sign the petition! (http://goo.gl/VylVJ)
^^^^Petition signal boosting!!
(Source: zoeenuage, via fuck-suburbia)