We can sugar coat it anyway you want, plain and simple, Rachel's views are viewed as not d/Deaf enough.
What this is, is censorship. Instead of DeafRead being a resource for all hard of hearing, deaf, and Deaf persons; it is now a place that limits ideas and information. Where else did I find out about how important unity is? Where else did I learn that you should fingerspell parsley and other spices? Where else did I learn how outspoken and interesting Jodi is? Where else can I go to find out what happens on Hell's Kitchen? Or even lessons in transplants and implants? It is more than just a site to me, it is a place to learn more about my life.
To remove Rachel's site is just wrong. Don't sugar coat it! We are intelligent enough to read between the lines.
Mom was right,
To others I will never be d/Deaf enough
Guess others aren't either!
Civilization is a method of living and an attitude of equal respect for all people
Jane Addams, first woman Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1931
So DeafRead reflect and review your decision. DeafRead should be a site that encourages all parts of d/Deaf Life.
"Suppose you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Good Luck Rachel, Elizabeth, and Cochlear Implant Online. Your site is bookmarked.