gee, i wonder what’s depressing about autism

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock has published two well-researched articles in Spectrum News about autism, depression, and suicide. The suicide one came first, and I’ll be commenting on them in the same order. I was diagnosed with autism in my mid-30s. I’ve thought about killing myself since middle school, but never actually tried. I officially have Unspecified…

et tu, julia?

For many years, autistic people have been explaining that Autism Speaks is some bullshit that stigmatizes us. And the rest of the media in general. But then lo! Julia from Sesame Street was born. Great idea. Teach children how to play with us instead of ostracize us. Autistic people were involved in the making of…

mindfulness gone astray without the buddhism

I understand why people want mindfulness to be a secular, scientific wellness thing associated with psychotherapy. My first exposure to meditation probably came through an interest in martial arts I had until middle school. My first exposure to Buddhist ideas was probably the Jehovah’s Witness book Mankind’s Search For God, a kind of world religions…

waifus and the perverse super-ego

The Guardian has a pretty good article about men choking women as a porn trend people practice IRL, and how “she was asking for it” is a convenient excuse when you choke a woman to death. I thought this passage was fascinating: Lust points out that if sex education is inadequate, “young people will go…

this is less red than meets the eye

I’ve touched on this before, but it bears repeating: AOC is the new Obama, where her role is to demotivate “progressives” from exploring alternatives to Democrats. Her image is much more radical than her agenda. The current divisions among Democrats are illuminating. As part of that fight, The Atlantic published an uninentional expose. The target…

manufacturing bipartisanship

Moderate Democrats are conservatives, and conservatives are racists. Their grip on the party is still solid: they haven’t done anything serious about Donald Trump. Their inaction and collaboration is increasingly an embarrassment, though. The premise of winning over “swing voters” to accomplish something progressive is increasingly absurd, as Donald Trump escalates and Republicans stick with…

environmentalist: apology accepted

I was really happy to read An apology from an environmentalist. I’ve been waiting so long to hear those words from someone, anyone, even some random anonymous person. The loneliness of being doom-aware is a recurring theme of this blog. It’s sucked especially because I know it’s because normals are gaslighting me because they’re emotionally…

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