Tag Archives: abuse

Freedom and Fraternity (Houses)

When is an autistic person ready for adulthood? When is he or she ready for, and mature enough to handle, the decisions and responsibilities that accompany autonomous adult life? The question isn’t clear-cut with neurotypical youth, either.  Attitudes vary, and … Continue reading

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Dear Internet Smartasses:

We get it. The people you disagree with are stupid and deserve to be insulted. And what worse insult can you think of than calling them “retarded” or “mentally ill” or “bipolar” or “schizophrenic” or “autistic”? Or perhaps just suggesting … Continue reading

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The Rape of Mr. Smith, 2012: With New & Improved Victim-Blaming!

The issue of rape has gotten considerable press time lately, prompted by a certain politician’s remark that pregnancy is impossible in cases of “legitimate rape,” or perhaps by that politician’s attempt to redefine federal law to require sexual assault to … Continue reading

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Asking for it

Note: Disturbing post which references rape and abuse. This article percolated in my mind a bit, to somewhat disturbing results.    Because of my perseverating nature, I easily linked the topic to my views on the social constructions of mental … Continue reading

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Exceptional

(Loose continuation of themes touched on in A Credit To My People) “Last one in shut the door” is a derisive slogan referring to residents of newly-developed areas who oppose further development, or new immigrants or transplants who oppose further … Continue reading

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From the Sanguinary Files, Part Two

I’ve had dreams about credibility. I’ve watched and studied and obsessed over the elusive qualities that allow some people the privilege of being taken at face value. How can they do that? How can I learn to do that? What … Continue reading

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From the Sanguinary Files, Part One

Note, in case the title is not a giveaway: May disturb the blood/injury-squeamish. I am an avid practitioner of self-injury of various forms. It’s pleasurable; it’s calming; it’s actually relatively safe; and it enrages just about everyone. It’s perfectly socially … Continue reading

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