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On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 2:14 AM, Benct Philip Jonsson<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> People never learn: normalism (i.e. the attitude
> that only people who are like yourself count)
> rules everywhere, including inside the disabled
> community.  I've ended up a stranger in both
> worlds for a reason.

You're probably aware of the huge controversy within Deaf culture
around cochlear implants, for much the same reasons...

Except in that case, they also fear extinction of a distinct language
and culture, something which few other physical disabilities can claim
ownership of.

- Sai