ethics for behavior analysts, as they explain it

“Autistic adults vs. ABA people” is one of the most common neurodiversity themes. An introduction, if you’re unfamiliar: ABA defenders often respond to criticism with No true Scotsman arguments. The criticisms don’t apply to the modern, good ABA they’re doing or having done to their children. It’s true that I have no firsthand experience of…

mueller report is the new fitzmas

Matt Taibbi’s take on the No Collusion Debacle is amazing. I’m on record in January 2017: Now that Trump’s presidency is starting, we can soon settle bets about whether he’ll unleash a fascist apocalypse. In the meantime, it’s ironic that Hillary Clinton managed to create a neo-Cold War hysteria without getting elected. It’s not like…

autism, prostitution, and utopia

In These Times just published a piece on When Sex Workers Do the Labor of Therapists. It opens by telling the story of an escort dealing with a suicidal client, but it actually devotes more discussion to autism. The premise is basically, “thank god there’s prostitution so autistic men can have sex.” Research suggests that…

psychoanalysis is good

Everyone should go and read this surprisingly great article about psychoanalysis in Dissent. Major themes of this blog are hating on ABA and telling people they don’t love their children properly, but there are actually things I’m in favor of. Psychoanalysis is one of those things. This is the passage that made me realize I…

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