If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life

Tony Attwood’s The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome has a chapter on psychotherapy that completely contradicts my experience of psychotherapy. This is a continuation of a book review that started in an earlier post. There, I take issue with Attwood’s positions on honesty and special interests. Here, I take issue with his advice that psychoanalytic…

tony attwood and the neoliberal subject

I’m reading Tony Attwood’s The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. That and Neurotribes seemed like logical first steps after re-framing my problem as “autism,” or adding autism to the list of problems. The stuff on playground social dynamics makes the book worth reading. There was food for thought about gender development and why I developed…

when you can’t tell if you’re a zoo exhibit

Sometimes I just want to relax and listen to house music: Can’t go wrong with David Attenborough set to deep house.  Except that, around 1:15, it starts showing a bunch of black people.  Like, 10 seconds after showing chimpanzees.  Some of them are dancing, because everybody knows black people love dancing, the way cows moo…

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