santa clarita diet is about disability

The YouTube video is an interpretation of Santa Clarita Diet in terms of disability. I binge-watched the show recently, and I have a few comments to add. Ramona is a great character: At one point, she’s being threatened, and she stops to ask for clarification, saying she’s bad at reading social cues, and is she…

rejecting truce in the autism wars

Spectrum News just published a call for truce in the “autism wars.” That means we’re making progress, and we should push on to victory. A truce would be like voting for neoliberal Democrats. What’s the point, and can’t we do better? The article starts by summarizing #puppetgate. Apparently we made them regret it. Great success!…

stop gaslighting us with c-tactile afferents

It’s true that humans need touch, and it’s miserable and unhealthy to go without it. Mary Jo Murphy published some sophistry in the Washington Post, using that to defend Joe Biden’s gropery. The unwritten rule can be as indelible as any chiseled into a tablet. That’s its genius and its curse. But because norms recalibrate,…

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