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Apparently, there is a difference between lazy tongue and stuttering…

One never has to search hard to find yet-another example of prejudicial ‘junk science’ on the web as it relates to stuttering.  And tonight’s is served up on a silver platter.  Enjoy the reading; it will most definitely provide a giggle or two.

So why do I continue to do this?  Nothing personal, really; I could not care less what these snake-oil vendors are selling.  My reason is to expose the prejudicial underlying themes (relative to stuttering) present within western culture.  People who stutter seem too often to tolerate it, if not accept it as fact.  And it is my goal to raise stuttering social consciousness, at least for people who stutter, which will hopefully result in increased personal and social empowerment.

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  1. Tone
    February 15th, 2009 at 16:54 | #1

    This was just sad… Where do you find this crap?? I think this is the worst article you’ve posted here. And by worst I mean the one with the least amount of truth in it. How can people bring themselves to write something like this?! Holy crap

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  2. Greg @ Stuttering.me
    February 15th, 2009 at 19:14 | #2

    I guess I just want to expose it for what it is, in hopes that it’ll allow people to more easily reject it.

    Pretty easy to find though–just comes up on keyword searches.

    The thing is–I’m still not sure about the intent of the writers much of the time. Some, I just outright wonder if its malice. Others, it’s just pure ignorance–but dangerous ignorance. Sometimes, it seems that these people see PWS as so incapable of making proper decisions that these ignorant people are trying to ‘save’ us. It’s these people that I worry about, because they’re selling snake oil, as well as perpetuating the negative stuttering prejudicial stereotypes.

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  3. Tone
    February 16th, 2009 at 02:57 | #3

    Yeah, I see what you mean. The ones who make the research sound good and tries to help, but what they are really doing is making NPWS more prejudicial…
    Read your 26 facts, and now I know why you know so much about the history and research of stuttering 🙂

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