fuck yeah what undercoverautie said

This. If we’re going to make broad generalisations about autistic people, how about this instead? Autistic people are known for being honest. Brutally honest. They are typically logically minded. They do not play mind games or emotionally manipulate people; they do not see the point or know how. They say what they mean and mean…

do autism researchers have self-awareness?

Spectrum News published some autism inspiration porn recently, and I appreciate it because it shows how dehumanized we are, even by the people in charge of helping us or eliminating us from the gene pool or whatever. The premise is that they asked a bunch of researchers for “something surprising that they learned from a…

bbc news and my brother bilo

It sucks to think about how many people were involved in making this BBC news segment, without seeing that it’s fucked up: There’s an organized, well-funded conspiracy to poison everybody’s impression of me. True story: I searched for “Asperger syndrome” on OkCupid and the only result was a profile talking about how social media is…

untouchability

Several months ago, Kim Sauder made an awesome post about untouchability and related issues. Eventually, the bullying turned to my relationship status (or more accurately my lack of one). The girls first dropped a note off at my desk which said: “Maybe if you got a boyfriend, you’d have more friends”. They later cornered me…

conservatives, human nature, and #metoo

It’s instructive to read debates among ostensibly well-meaning conservatives about #MeToo. In the National Review, David French calls for honesty about men. In The Federalist, Denise McAllister writes a response and calls for honesty about women. French has a good point: Again, when will it end? The obvious answer is never. At least not until…

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