Originally Posted by Buffalo
Why not? The eugenic law in America had many deaf people sterilized along with other types of people that the law deemed to be inferior. That law is still on the book but subsequent laws block that law. I won't be surprised if they will reverse those subsequent laws when there is overpopulation. Even now in modern times
, the deaf people in China have to be sterlized if they want to get married.
China Weighs Using Sterilization and Abortions to Stop 'Abnormal' Births - The New York Times
In a way, CI is like sterlization of the deaf people. It is like forcing all the people to be the same - the hearing way. I won't be surprised if they pass the law like that. It is the hearing way. They just think the deaf people would be less of a burden if they all can hear with CI. Actually I think the deaf people would be less of burden if all hearing people learn ASL. See, if a hearing person who lost his/her hearing and can't afford CI, can survive without CI if everybody knows ASL. Simple solution.
I doubt they will let us have the full control of the Deaf Education. It is the hearing way. That is the truth whether you like it or not.
Left ear implanted with Med-El on April 24 2007.
Activated on May 9th.
Upgraded to Opus 2 9/10/2010