Originally Posted by TheWriteAlex
Tell you what: go read a few books and stories that are written by hearing people that try to utilize the pov of a deaf character. Let me know how you feel about them.
Oh I totally understand, but aren't you applying one group's ignorance towards the other group to everything? I mean, I'm sure that a lot of veterans get upset whenever they read a war book that was written by someone who knows NOTHING about war. Does this mean that there should be a law somewhere that no one can write about what they don't experience? I just don't see any difference between this and ANY author that doesn't know jack squat about what they are writing about.
At least, he's doing genuine research. I prefer that there are MORE books about deaf people out there, whether it is right or wrong. Why? If it is at least somewhat right, great! More education for hearing people. If it is wrong, then you bet that a group of deaf people will complain and have their voice heard. There aren't many books about the deaf in the first place, so any book about the deaf will surely catch the deaf community's attention. And I am also willing to bet that it creates more of a push to have more deaf people write books about their experiences.