Accepting autistics and the problem of double empathy

Accepting autistics Last month was Autism Awareness Month, and I almost got away without blogging on my autism for the whole month, just posting on the evening of the last day. I saw so much of it, seeing people with autism as a problem to be dealt with, or the focus on children with autism …

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Just finishing: Steve awareness month.

Just finishing: Steve awareness month. That is Autism Awareness Month almost over for another year. I have kept back from posting this year, it felt too compulsory and I do not like being compelled. The special month and day thing adds to the pressure. We are already under pressure to "act normal," whatever they mean …

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More devoted to order than justice.

Tone Policing Martin Luther King Jr, in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, complained that he was gravely disappointed with the white moderate who was interested more in order than in justice, condemning this form of silencing. This is what is meant by tone policing. Have you ever told someone that you will listen to them if …

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