My sister is wants to start a cafe in Groningen (in the North of the Netherlands) owned and run by Deaf people.
Mostly because something like this didn't exist yet, because she would have loved to work in a place like this when she was younger, and because we can do with more Deaf representation.
She is doing crowdfunding for it now here (Dutch language):
Still chuckling about how the novel Lord of the Flies was specifically a critique of BRITISH imperialism and the violence that society instilled from childhood on, and has nothing to do with so-called "human nature."
When a group of real-life Tongan teenagers were stranded on an island and had to fend for themselves in a very similar scenario, what did they do? They built houses, a badminton court, and a gym, planted gardens, set up a rotating watch for passing ships, and peacefully resolved disputes until they were rescued 15 months later. Violent human nature my ass.
on the other hand, it's definitely true that the language people use is one place among many that you can observe biases and ideologies reflected and reinforced
to take an example: when time is something that is "spent," "saved" and "wasted," the statement "time is money," needs little justification for most people
"does your language determine what it's possible for you to think?"
every piece of linguistic evidence: lmao. no.
every science fiction writer: yes, obviously. and the Government is COMING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR WORDS
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