The Social Justice Warrior community, mean bat
guano shit crazy people, has now chimed in on curing deafness
(Daily Caller) The professor, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke of the philosophy and religion faculty at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., espoused her theory of “cultural genocide” earlier this month at Impact Ethics, a website covering bioethical issues.
“Members of the signing Deaf community argue that research which aims to eliminate or cure deafness is a form of cultural genocide,” Burke explains. “The argument goes like this: the use of gene therapy to cure hereditary deafness would result in smaller numbers of deaf children. This, in turn, would reduce the critical mass of signing Deaf people needed for a flourishing community, ultimately resulting in the demise of the community.”
It can’t get worse than that, can it?
“This bias of Hearing culture can be seen in the normative claim that it is better to be a member of the dominant, mainstream Hearing cultural community than to be a member of the non-dominant Deaf cultural community,” Burke writes.
Suffering from hereditary deafness “confers on deaf children a Deaf way of being in the world” with “advantages” that “are not always obvious to members of the Hearing community.”
Certainly, the burning stupid won’t continue, right? RIGHT?
“Deaf children who receive gene therapy to treat their deafness lose this choice permanently, most likely without having had any input into the decision to change their genetic identity — a procedure that fundamentally changes their potential life experiences from those of deaf persons,” Burke laments. “This different identity is directly linked to their altered genetic make-up.”
I wonder if she considered asking deaf people what their opinions are?
Of course, these are the same wackjobs who think it’s OK to give hormones and stuff to allow children to transition to the other sex.