Saturday, December 12, 2009

Watch Until the End Please



Hopefully this gets people thinking. Yes, parents want their children to be the same as them but more than that, wouldn't you want your child to be who they are? I have seen comments about this video comparing it to "A Modest Proposal" and it makes a lot of sense. People are outraged at the seemingly unethical behavior, until they realize that this is a satire. But guess what? Cochlear implants are a real thing. They are being done on children as young as 6 months. These children grow up not fully accepted into the hearing world and they don't know their natural language (ASL) so they find no part in the Deaf world. Is that not unethical? Let kids have an identity. Access to language and a strong sense of identity are all the tools we need to make it or break it in this life. Most deaf children don't get that, just because their parents want a child to be like them.

If you're going to comment negatively, don't. Find another blog, another forum, just not this one. Nothing you can say can persuade me otherwise, but I thank you for watching.

3 comments:

rebecca said...

hehe i love it

Ivo Serentha and Friends said...

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Mark and Callie said...

I love it! I was actually really excited and thought his son really did get the surgery. I was just pretty disappointed when it wasn't real. just wishful thinking i guess!