Should people show more respect to deaf people
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In our society nowadays, it is easy to find cruelty in every aspect of life. Every error of all kinds are picked on or made fun of by friends, strangers, governments, and even families. My opponent is stating that we should show more respect to deaf people.
My argument is that although deaf people are handicapped, they are not exactly qualified to be called as higher members of our society that should be treated specially. It is true that it is cruel and disrespectful to pick on such members of society, but it no reason to give them respect. Necessary attention, yes. Respect, no.
First of all, I believe that all people should be treated with respect, not just the handicapped. Although the deaf and blind are targets of disrespect, they are not the only ones teased. So, I say that all members of society should be treated with respect.
Secondly, the deaf and blind can use this to their advantage. In society, people have the right to ignore people they do not wish to speak with. Just because someone is deaf doesn't mean that everyone should inform them on every conversation in the vicinity. If someone truly wishes to speak with them, they will. And although it is rather impolite, people also have the right to ignore others.
Thirdly, as I mentioned before, what deaf people really need is attention, not respect. Although they have the right to be respected as a human being, it doesn't mean they should receive furthermore respect. Deaf people may need attention so that they can understand what someone is trying to tell them, and that can be achieved through a translator.
*I have no intended offense to my opponent or any handicapped people anywhere. Please forgive any offensive content that may have been included in my argument( this goes for my following arguments as well).
That is not true because you can't expect them to read your mind and automatically know what you're trying to tell them. The only way we can understand y'all is by communicating with ASL or by writing notes. You can't just leave them standing there with no clue of what's going on.
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Vote Placed by Ryuuikari 6 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con put across a stronger argument with the point about handicapped peopled needing more 'attention' and not more 'respect' being the clincher. Also Con's rebuttals were stronger than Pro's.
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