Boycott Autism Speaks is having an event tomorrow. If you care about self-determination for minorities, intersectionality, disabled people, basic fairness, and charity scams, it is worth looking into. Just share premade memes here and from #boycottautismspeaks on Tumblr. For once, doing good is easy!
Boycott autismspeaks they don’t speak for autistics
privileged people: *say dehumanizing things about oppressed people, makes them the brunt of every joke all while literally murdering some of them every single day*
oppressed people: *makes a couple jokes about privileged people once in a while*
Those posts make me die laughing like are you fucking serious
Are you really gonna come into a discussion about oppression and disadvantage and whine about how someone was a jerk to you on tumblr like gtfo with that shit
They forgot ablism
What she has found, over and over, is that teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. But adult society won’t let them. “Teens aren’t addicted to social media. They’re addicted to each other,” Boyd says. “They’re not allowed to hang out the way you and I did, so they’ve moved it online.”
It’s true. As a teenager in the early ’80s I could roam pretty widely with my friends, as long as we were back by dark. But over the next three decades, the media began delivering a metronomic diet of horrifying but rare child-abduction stories, and parents shortened the leash on their kids. Politicians warned of incipient waves of youth wilding and superpredators (neither of which emerged). Municipalities crafted anti-loitering laws and curfews to keep young people from congregating alone. New neighborhoods had fewer public spaces. Crime rates plummeted, but moral panic soared. Meanwhile, increased competition to get into college meant well-off parents began heavily scheduling their kids’ after-school lives.
The result, Boyd discovered, is that today’s teens have neither the time nor the freedom to hang out. So their avid migration to social media is a rational response to a crazy situation. They’d rather socialize F2F, so long as it’s unstructured and away from grown-ups. “I don’t care where,” one told Boyd wistfully, “just not home.
Don’t Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It’s Your Fault | Wired Opinion | Wired.com (via albinwonderland)
This is a good anysis
I wrote this before as a reply, but I’m re-posting it to put it in the tags:
In fact so many of Kanner’s original patients went to college that he had to write an entire paper on it, IIRC.
Also, for those confused about what Kanner’s autism actually means, please read this:
Merope Gaunt had a traumatic childhood but that doesn’t change the fact she was a rapist, yet people forgive her.
Severus Snape had a traumatic childhood but that doesn’t change the fact he emotionally abused vulnerable children for no reason and caused Remus Lupin to…
Agreed it seemed to me that the harry potter universe doesn’t have understanding of mental health
And I’m tired of people conflating “unable to understand highly abstract ideological jargon” with “too racist to give a damn about understanding and fixing things that hurt people”
Agreed there is complicated ideology in the social justice movements that hard for me understand that doesn’t make me a bigot
I think it was either a gifted program, or something else with entrance requirements that were academic.
It was not in school.
Parents in the area would either teach the kids things they knew, or help kids sign up for being taught things they knew by other experts in the area.
amazing how inaccessibility (for all forms of disability) is seen as an unfortunate situation that able-bodied people respond to with a shrug of their shoulders, and a “sympathetic” pat on the back, rather than an injustice perpetrated by a society that is openly telling you they refuse to accept you into their world.
This is how I am feeling about living back on the westside the infrastructure here is terrible here the transit sucks and it takes miles to get anywhere I feel really depressed and dependent here. Cuts I can’t get anywhere and be independent.