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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.

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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

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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.

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Not “just quirky”

I see a lot of comments, memes, books – heck even entire therapy centres – themed around the idea that autistic children are “just quirky.”
This has always irritated me, but I haven’t quite been able to articulate the reasons why it’s an irritating phrase.
This article finally helped me understand part of why just quirky annoys me.