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The word "How?" springs to mind at this point.
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The well-meaning but ableistly named and themed web service,
My Eyes", allows sighted people to use smart phone audio video
to volunteer to do sight-oriented tasks for blind people and also to
compound their ethical problems by supporting this terribly
and functional service should be arranged that allows for
output rather than input so that blind people can distribute the
process of being an ass and doing the things that asses do. So
before a blind person may only have been able to annoy people
within ear and eye shot, now they will be able to annoy people
worldwide in a matter of micro-seconds. Distributed asses could
make fart sounds, be annoying, be stubborn, and defficate on
demand and remotely.
Be my Ass!
Be my Eyes
[JesusHChrist, Jan 21 2015]
||...I don't get it. People volunteering to help. People with blindness or impairment can choose to, or alternatively, not to use this service.
||Shirley ableist would be actively not catering for people with disabilities, rather than trying to help? Presumably there are circumstances where this assistance would be appreciated by all but the most militantly independent people? Should the government shut this service down because a small percentage of the beneficiaries have some issue with it?
||I am Jack's weary sense of disillusionment at SJW bullshit.
||I'm going to blame this on someone else as the idea came
out of a conversation and I don't really feel the indignance
so I am not going to be able to defend it. I can tell you
though that there is no problem with the functionality
(which is great). It may
be a little bit the concept which puts blind folks in the
position of having
to say, "please be my eyes", but it is probably more the
squirrelly marketing with the bearded lumbersexual white
male holding a woman's eyes over his face. And again I am
having to guess here since it is not my home issue and I sm
not an SJW, but I think there is some feeling that the
marketing is trying to tap into the wrong market, that is
white men who feel left out not only of the last 50 years of
civil rights movements but also of the post-civil-rights
trans* movement. Which is understandable from the
perspective of how to get people involved because it is
technology which has s diversity issue to begin with but
maybe the feeling is that it could have been more by for
and of the blind rather than so helperish.
||I'm bunning this just because I was previously unaware of the app.
||And I don't get what the problem is either
||// the feeling is that it could have been more by
for and of the blind rather than so helperish //
||From the FAQ: " Our founder Hans Jørgen Wiberg,
who is visually impaired himself... ". Though he is
wearing glasses in his photo, so I don't know if he
is "blind enough" to make your SJW friend feel that
his motive was pure enough. Personally, it sounds
like a good idea whether the founder was blind or
not. The motives could be altruistic or
opportunistic in either scenario, but that's hard to
judge from a web site.
||// there is some feeling that the marketing is
trying to tap into the wrong market //
||It sounds like a certain SJW is insulted for not
feeling target by the marketing. The fact that this
"slight" would be taken so badly as to cause them
to attack the idea and inspire "protest web sites"
seems to me that maybe the marketing was
targeted correctly. Either that or maybe they
didn't have a really large marketing budget and
used the first couple models who volunteered to
appear for free. Maybe they inadvertently
targeting people who look similar to themselves.
(See team photos on the "Press" page.) That is a
||There is something peculiar and problematic in the notion
that we cannot point out that a person who cannot see
might be helped by a person who can see. There is a flavor,
a whiff, of banal evil in the thing. Reality is not a polite
matter. We live and die biological specimens fucked by
frailties and pathogens, fooled by weak minds and a
weaker social structure. Lives marked by suffering and
twisted by our own isolation in the ego. Then this "well
meaning" profession of quibbling that so many people take
up, with no intention of doing any better, or even any good