Originally Posted by ladybug75
I know that most hearing people WON'T DARE to ask such questions to deaf people directly but I am hoping to hear from deaf people, hearing people, HOH people, and CODA people who often hear most highly rated questions from the hearing people, for example:
1. Can the deaf drive?
2. Can deaf have kids?
3. How deaf communicate to hearing in workplace?
I am wondering why hearing people are so afraid of the deaf. I was about 13 years old and one hearing person told me that other hearing person was afraid of me. I was like, WHOA I can't believe it! Am I a monster!???!!!! There are times hearing people often are embarrassed to be seen with me. Oh Well!!!
The first 2 in your list is just plain wow. Some of it could maybe be a genuine lack of education but many times I think people that ask ridiculous questions like that will tend to say ridiculous comments about many things.
Just about every day I have to tell myself "Forgive them for they know not what they do" with regards to someones actions/thinking. It's the high ground.