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Petitioning St. Martin's Press

Do not publish Kristin Henson's Super Smutty Sign Language Book

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/ 

Letter to
St. Martin's Press
I just signed the following petition addressed to: St. Martin's Press.

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Do not publish Kristin Henson's Super Smutty Sign Language Book

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.
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Sincerely,