Harmful Ableist Language

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Ya know when I first saw this headline I thought it was a Bee article or at the very least someone attempting to be funny. Upon reading it I realized they were serious and it is another very clearn indication as to how crazy the world is getting.

It is becoming more and more common for the small group to expect the massive entire rest of the world to cater to them instead of them just growing a spine and stop being such god damn babies about everything.

This is a perfect case in point, I’ll link to the article in question below, good luck in making it all the way through.

Here is just a sample of the insanity you can expect to find.

“So, it always stings when I’m reminded that for many, the word ‘deaf’ has little to do with what I love most – in fact, its connotations are almost exclusively negative. For example, in headlines across the world – Nevada’s proposed gun safety laws, pleas from Ontario’s elderly and weather safety warnings in Queensland – have all “fallen on deaf ears”.”

Just so I am perfectly clear on what I am reading it seems making the point of something not being heard is somehow an insult to someone that is deaf?????

Falling on deaf ears, means something wasn’t heard, Oddly enough deaf people can’t hear, again where is the problem, how is that hurtful or harmful?

The author goes on to describe these words as “micro assaults” no I am not kidding… a micro assault.. I guess this is an offshoot of micro aggressions. She basically says so a little further on calling saying actual things that are factual and descriptive are “linguistic micro-aggressions”

I guess it shouldn’t surprise anyone that this piece is from an off shoot of the BBC called Equality Matters… down the rabbit hold of stupidty we go… god please make it stop.

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