tech support and the feminine boy project

I work in tech support at a company that checks websites for security problems. Sometimes I do phone calls where I present the findings for a site to the client. Clients are free to ask questions, including awkward questions. This morning I found myself on an extra-long call where I presented the findings for one…

the curious incident of the vote at the book club

Best autism story ever, from Authoring Autism.  Melanie Yergeau is hilarious: It’s an event I like to call the Curious Incident of the Vote at the Book Club. There are fifteen of us huddled around a burly Barnes and Noble table, eleven autistic, four non. The lights are very loud, the autie voices and the…

authoring autism

Melanie Yergeau’s Authoring Autism was a bit frustrating to read. It had its moments, but a lot of it was horrible feelings of dehumanization expressed in the most arcane academic language possible. I very much liked the spirit of the book, though. You know you’re in for something special right at the beginning: My mother…

caring about objectification is so 80s

Some conservative Christian types got Walmart to take Cosmo out of checkout stands. This is how they put it: Walmart is using its platform to take a stand against sexual exploitation, by instituting a broad sweep of all Walmart stores, removing Cosmopolitan Magazine from each and every checkout aisle. This unprecedented effort will impact more…

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