enough of these autism uncle toms

If you belong to an oppressed group, it’s always possible to get attention and fake, superficial acceptance by turning yourself into a “contrarian” and siding with the assholes in public. You’ll be treated like a fascinating curiosity in exchange for validating the normals’ biases. Making someone who feels guilty believe that they’re good people, that…

autistic people understand social psychology better, on average

This is important. Science says autism makes you better at understanding social psychology, because of an improved ability to systematize: Social-cognitive skills can take different forms, from accurately predicting individuals’ intentions, emotions, and thoughts (person perception or folk psychology) to accurately predicting social phenomena more generally. Past research has linked autism spectrum (AS) traits to…

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