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Virtuous Strength

Strong Is The New Skinny, And That’s Not Necessarily A Good Thing—go read this. I read it this morning, and it helped trigger some clarity for the loose thoughts about health and “health” culture (and its inevitable overlap with disability) … Continue reading

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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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Come All Together, And Play With Me…

The Online Religious Bigotry Drinking Game: Making debates with the intolerant a little bit easier to bear, one beverage at a time. Muslims coming to our countries, having babies, and imposing their beliefs on us— 1 sip of domestic beer. … Continue reading

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Why Parents of Children with “Medical Autism” Should Support Neurodiversity and the Anti-Cure Movement

Autism acceptance has been slowly gaining a bit of ground in the popular discourse (although one wouldn’t know it from the Congressional autism hearings, nor the coverage of the DSM revisions). We’ve gone from a movement that can be dismissed … 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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One of 104,000, apparently

There’s an ongoing debate among people who write about autism between those who favor person-first terminology (“person with autism,” “has autism”) and those who favor identity-first terminology (“autistic person,” “is autistic”). Generally, parents of children with autism prefer the former, … Continue reading

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Conversation with an autistic friend

[Lucy]: It makes me kind of rage-y [Adkyriolexy]: I feel bad for their kids. I think there’s so much MBP going on there. [Lucy]: MBP? [Adkyriolexy]: M√ľnchausen syndrome by proxy —the condition that makes parents feign their kids’ illnesses, or … Continue reading

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