Originally Posted by Mrs Bucket
Unfortunately some people do not share your positive approach to CIs. As you mention some people like to go to the extremes and you cannot blame them. They reject change because they did not have positive change growing up so naturally some view "CI installation" as "cultural genocide."
This is where, you rockdrummer, need to understand the history of eugenics and show some compassion and be careful with the line of questioning here if you may.
As a hearing person, I admire you for your curiosity and your zest for learning however that zest can come across as offensive to some Deaf people. For others as jillio, she is "D"eaf because she is given that by us, the community.
Yes, you may say it's clique-y, but to us, it's a representation of who we are and our culture.
CIs, for some Deaf people, is another form of Eugenics. Some don't want CIs, some readily embrace it.
I applaud those who want CIs as I am an advocate of disability rights and I encourage those who want CIs to go for it, those who are ASL purists to educate CI users about ASL within reason and I encourage all to keep an open mind and an open heart.
I am not sure if this post is for me or rockdrummer or both of us, but I do try to see it from both sides. However I tend to look at things logically, which can mean sometimes I sound cold-hearted. I understand why people are upset, but does this mean they ACTUALLY don't want this to happen at all? (No insurance for CI?) That's what I am asking.
I read this thread from start to finish in one sitting and I was disturbed by the weird twist of topic.