Vlog Summary: Candace A. McCullough shares her perspective
on the debate over which ASL sign to use for the word “victim”. A close
look at the meaning of the English word “victim” reveals that it is already
a word loaded with negative implications. The word is viewed as problematic
by many professionals in the helping field. If we look to ASL and how our
language describes people who have experienced traumatic events, we can see that Deaf people have done just fine expressing ourselves, without needing to incorporate the English word “victim” into ASL.
McCullough, C. (2007, June 13). Victim No More. ASC on the Couch. Retrieved June 13, 2007, from http://www.ascdeaf.com/blog/?p=316