• Petitioned St. Martin's Press

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St. Martin's Press

Do not publish Kristin Henson's Super Smutty Sign Language Book

    1. Tavian Robinson
    2. Petition by

      Tavian Robinson

      San Diego, CA

This book is blatant exploitation of deaf people and American Sign Language (ASL) for profit. Kristin is not deaf and is not a native signer of ASL. The publication of this book perpetuates a long history of the dominant majority in exploiting the bodies, language, and culture of minority populations. This work perpetuates racism, sexism, audism, and is entirely disrespectful to the American Deaf Community and to any population who has had their culture appropriated in racist, sexist, ableist, and ethnocentric ways. See this blog post for details: http://truebizme.com/2012/06/28/action-alert-hearing-person-exploiting-asl-for-profit/ 

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    • Timothy Lewis CHANDLER, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      Petition Closed

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    • viola muir WOODBRIDGE, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Basically, most people who signed before me already spoke what I was going to say.

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    • Lu Long LUBBOCK, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      This needs to stop very nasty and this is not a native signer of ASL!

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    • Christian Anthony Viloria QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      The Original ASL is very special to everyone who've been interested.

      ASL is preserved to use for all school in the U.S and have a treasure.

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    • Pauline Latchem LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I don't appreciate people trying to bond with me by showing me smutty signs they have picked up - hey this is funny right ? NO - it's offensive and annoying. If you really want my attention, please can we have a normal BSL conversation without swearing or dirty jokes.

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