Hostile society of the hearing people

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  1. katz4life

    katz4life New Member

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    Do you think that hearing people are less hostile to other hearing people who are blind or wheelchair-bound than deaf?

    I feel that way a lot lately.
     
  2. SimonJ

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    Yes, I think deaf people appear normal and are in some ways thought of as frauds. Why can't you me? Are you stupid? It annoys me to the point I will walk away first.
     
  3. GrendelQ

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    First tell me which you are, so I know whether to tell you to take a flying leap or answer you nicely.
     
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    tell her to take a flying leap. since she is deaf she will fail :laugh2:
     
  5. DDU

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    all or none

    can't call all hearing people the same. but there are hearing people that are like that.
     
  6. shel90

    shel90 Audist are not welcome Premium Member

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    Why would you want to tell her to take a flying leap? She is entitled to her feelings based on her experiences.
     
  7. BecLak

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    I think hearing people as a whole feel uncomfortable around D/deaf people because being able to hear is something that they cannot minutely begin to comprehend how they can live without. People are generally afraid of things they don't understand and, more often than not, react in a way that is not favourable. I know that there are some hearing people who genuinely do their best to understand, but this is not the majority.
     
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    Some hearing are nasty to Deaf but are kind towards wheelchair people etc. Some hearing are nice to Deaf. It depends on the person.

    I noticed that when I was growing up, girls was far more nasty and judgmental than boys was and boys was far more accepting with Deaf. Not all girls was like that, some was. All the bullies I had came from the girls, none of them came from the boys. Strange.
     
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    *sharpening sword*
     
  10. GrendelQ

    GrendelQ 41°17′00″N 70°04′58″W Premium Member

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    I didn't. I was jokingly answering her based on the question made in initial post.
     
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    I was joking, too, but my sword remains sharp. :lol:
     
  12. GrendelQ

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    It's true. My daughter makes me extremely uncomfortable and I'm generally very hostile towards her, vs. the kindness I felt towards my grandmother, who was blind.
     
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    GrendelQ 41°17′00″N 70°04′58″W Premium Member

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    :) I'm acutely aware of that
     
  14. shel90

    shel90 Audist are not welcome Premium Member

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    I guess the joke is lost on me. Glad you are all joking. :)
     
  15. Bottesini

    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    Wasn't Grendel's point that you should accept everybody?? Seems easy to me.
     
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    I think this question would be near impossible for anyone to realistically answer unless they're commonly around blind or wheelchair bound people.
     
  17. GrendelQ

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    Shel, the OP is deaf, right? I knew that (sig, previous posts, etc.). By joking about potential responding with hostility -- based only upon whether the poster was deaf or hearing -- I was giving a self-mocking example of the type of behavior the poster was asking about. And, hopefully, showing how unlikely that would be. I was not seriously waiting to find out whether the poster is deaf, so I could then seriously respond with hostility.
     
  18. Frisky Feline

    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    Recently I had two rude hearing people and i kept smiling at them.
     
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    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    Recently I had two deaf people picking on me for not being deaf enough, and I just kept signing "stop, please stop" with a sad look, and just kept shrinking until I was almost non-existant.
     
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    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    Those deaf people who picked on you must have issues with their mentals. They should not have done to you for no reasons.
     

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