American sign language dating
And develop relationships that can last a lifetime. If any lover wants to be interested in someone then is very good and great...
There is less of a chance that they will be born Deaf and go to a Deaf school and thus they will have Hearing (or non-signing) friends (and teachers) with whom I will have a hard time communicating.
I'd much rather my children date Deaf people because if they fall in love and get married it would mean I would likely be empowered with a whole new set of people with whom I can communicate visually in my preferred language.
If my children date Hearies that means I may end up disempowered -- stuck with the challenge of trying to have conversations with Hearing people.
Bill, I am addicted to a tv show in which some of the characters are Deaf. Is it common for members of the Deaf community to not approve of dating relationships between hearing and the Deaf?
Thanks, - Jeanette Dear Jeanette, Regarding the actions of those around them, it is common for individuals in any society to encourage actions in others that are empowering to oneself and to discourage actions that are disempowering. " If my son dates a Hearing girl she will likely have Hearing parents, Hearing brothers and sisters, Hearing friends, Hearing former teachers, well, you get the idea.