Originally Posted by TheWriteAlex
Let's be careful here. There is truth to your post (the Deaf cannot oppress the hearing), but you're stretching the semantics of the term audism, and Naisho has touched on that.
Audism is just as much a perception as it is actual oppression. Is it not? The view that there is something inherently flawed about being deaf, or that deaf people are inherently inferior because they are deaf. One does not have to actually take any sort of action against a deaf person (denying them a job, excluding them from a conversation, etc) to be an audist. Correct?
If that is the case, then the reverse would hold true. Just because Deaf people cannot oppress hearing people (using your logic), they can still hold negative perceptions of the hearing. Is that reverse audism? No? Well, it's got to be a reverse of something.
Discriminatory. I also touched on that in my OP - It's not cool.
Edit: my bad, post #6. mind's on the run