deconstructing jonathan haidt’s ingenious interview

I’ve thought Jonathan Haidt was annoying since at least 2015. I guess he’s like a more subtle Jordan Peterson, existing to give the white men talking points against social justice warriors. Nautilus recently published what they call an ingenious interview with him: “The well-meaning bad ideas spoiling a generation.” It’s actually his arguments made in…

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…

autism mom trapped in her head behind a wall

In a sad irony, the Autism Parents who control autism’s public image have the worst empathy and perspective-taking. The Washington Post just decided to amplify this lady’s blog post. Maya Weschler introduces herself at her blog, “The Short Bus Diaries,” like this: Here we were in December 2007, a month and a half after my…

hackily dismissing us in the media

In the media, autistic people typically don’t get to be the experts on matters of concern to us. Normal people have the privilege of writing inane, hacky things to speak over us. First example, from The Conversation: DVLA U-turn over autistic drivers highlights the ongoing issue of autism discrimination. Everything was fine when it was…

socialism without the socialism

I think Zizek has a good point here, where by “leftists” he means Elizabeth Warren. On today’s market, we find a whole series of products deprived of their malignant property: coffee without caffeine, cream without fat, beer without alcohol, and the list goes on. What about virtual sex as sex without sex and what about…

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