Honeybun and I were at the local Safeway the other night. One of the checkers has a note written on her apron that says “I’m deaf”. Next to that note is another note that says “DEAF PRIDE”.
Now I think it is admirable that this young woman is being a productive member of society. I do wonder about her deaf pride statement. What exactly is there to be proud about in being deaf? Should she be admired for being deaf?
While she shouldn’t be ashamed of her deafness, her deafness surely shouldn’t be a point of pride. Honeybun made a good point when she said, “Maybe I should carry a ‘bad knees pride’ sign.”