Text says: No one declared you a Guardian of Grammar. Grey text over a purple-coloured image of rain falling on a pavement. Above the text is a cloud-shaped balloon.

Dear Grammar Police

I generally try and refrain from cursing in my blog posts. But, for Grammar Police, I have two words: F*ck Off!
If you’re a teacher or an academic, who is responsible for correcting your students’ grammar and spelling, by all means, go right ahead and do that.

Text says: How can you not be angry? Dark grey text on a white rectangle enclosed by decorative quotation marks over a light green background patterned with stars.

How can you not be angry?

[CN: filicide mention, curebie mention]
When people ask why I’m so angry, I want to scream:
“How can you not be?”
Aside from tone policing being completely inappropriate (read this from Autistic Hoya to find out why), I cannot understand why people seem to think that our anger is irrational.

Text says: A harsh truth. White text on a green framed chalkboard over a heart-shaped plate with a wooden flower above that.

A harsh truth

You may have grown up being unaware that you are a member of a minority group. This happens a lot with autistic people who discover that we’re autistic as adults. We’ve always been autistic, but finding out that we are may compel us to find out more about ourselves. It may motivate us to seek out fellow autistic people, and then we start learning about our oppression.

Text says: We feel your hate. Dark grey text on a white circle over a purple/grey marbled background.

We feel your hate

[CN: Assisted dying; filicide]
Imagine watching people debate the value of your life, using words like ‘burden’ and ‘suffering’ (not your suffering; theirs), and discussing whether there is a way to determine the quantitative value of your existence.
Imagine reading the words of the latest person to weigh in on the debate

Text says: We need to stop using the tools of our oppressors to overcome our oppression. Text is on a white square enclosed by decorative quotation marks over a dark green background. Under the square on the left is an axe-shaped balloon.

The tools of our oppressors

This post is primarily aimed at Autistic readers, but hopefully some non-autistic folks will benefit from it too.
There is an error that I see a lot of Autistic people make when writing about the neurodiversity movement. I’ve probably made the same error myself at times because it is something that is so entrenched within our societies.