have a description of a talented/brilliant woman, and not mention her physical attributes?
If you’re doing an editorial on her art, research, outreach, or whatever… what the fuck does her being beautiful have to do with anything? Saying she’s “smart and sexy”, is totally irrelevant. We don’t do this when men are profiled, so cut that shit out.
Fake Sign Language interpreter at Mandela Memorial
You can see on the video that the signs are obviously nonsense and don’t match a real signer.
It was first spotted by people on twitter. He seems to repeat the same signs over and over. It raises big questions about how seriously South Africa took the accessibility of the event for disabled people. Also raises questions about security if this man was a fake. How carefully were his credentials checked?
"means that on a day when the world saluted a man who fought oppression, a guy stood on stage and effectively oppressed another minority – Deaf people, by making a mockery of our language."
from the Limping Chicken Deaf news and blog
This is an insult to deaf people, and in fact, all disabled people.