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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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Homesteading

Inspired by this useful and thoughtful post. I have no problem whatsoever with the choice to grow or raise one’s own food. I think it’s a valid, even admirable choice, and I firmly oppose laws or ordinances that unduly infringe … 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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Dress for Self-Respect (or don’t)

I’ve been known to be just a touch sensitive about the gendered aspects of pop psychology, particularly the premise that the female of the species is predisposed to self-hatred. Of course we’re damaged, vulnerable, abuse-seeking, self-loathing tubes of distressed damselhood, … 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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From the Sanguinary Files, Part Three: The Anecdata of Pain

The post you’ve all been waiting for. I apologize for the delay; this has been “in the works” for months now, but life and distraction and general bloggy-incompetence get in the way. Note: As with all Sanguinary Files posts, may … 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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