Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Barb DiGi Cuts Off Ties With DeafRead

  One of my basil plants harbored a worm or two. It became necessary to cut off the branch just like I have decided to cut off ties with DeafRead so that the whole plant can continue to grow and prosper into a healthy discourse with respect for ASL advocates who are true to the Deaf vlogosphere community.

We no longer need to tolerate DeafRead editors' poor judgment that they have neglected to monitor against those who attack the others especially those who have wormed their way to their workplaces. I was a victim of that kind of practice in DR in the past but decided to give them a benefit of doubt knowing they are "human" editors. Now, seeing this happening to someone else was like de ja vu all over again that made me feel sick in the stomach.  Although I b/vlogged a lot less at DR in the past few years, it is time for me to officially announce that I am leaving DeafRead starting today. Thank you.

for more information, go to People of the Eye: What tangled Webs of DeafRead and DeafVideo

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Violation of Human Rights Re: Forcing A Deaf Child to Wear CI

Historically, women and girls have faced forced laws that tell them what to do with their bodies against their will which is a violation of human rights. The sad part is that it is still happening today here in America that the judge ordered the father to force his daughter to wear a cochlear implant at all waking hours. She already has a cochlear implant since 14 months old which works good for her until she got a second one at 5 1/2 years old, it is not as effective.

Letter writing information:

To: Judge Stow: bfwatkins@kcgov.us
Cc: Shaun McLaughlin: Basejudragon@yahoo.com
Scot Nass: scot.nass@painehamble.com
Paul Szott: pszott@kcgov.us

Sample letter:


To the Honorable Judge Stow:

Regarding the case CV -04-3266

(Body of your message)

Salutation (your name)

CC: Donald McLaughlin
Scott Nass, Paul Szott

Links of vlogs who spoke out against forcing the child to wear cochlear implant:

Emma Grandma's blog: 




Let children with cochlear implants decide when to wear them @Facebook:


Seek Geo's vlog:


CochlearImplant-Audism by AFA:


Patti Durr's vlog:


DBadvocate's vlog:


Carl Schroeder's vlog:


Newspaper Sources:

Spokane father wont force deaf daughter to wear required cochlear implants:


Essayist cautions parents of deaf children on use of cochlear implants: