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This Is Autism

In response to Autism Speaks’ pathologizing, offensive, bigoted characterization of autism, various autistic writers and pro-autistic allies are writing our own accounts of what autism really is. So what is it? I need to go to the post office to … Continue reading

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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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Social and Moral Panic

I stumbled across this public denunciation of well-educated women who choose to become homemakers recently, and while it’s not substantively different from most other denunciations of homemaking as a career choice, there was an aspect of it which I considered … 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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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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Autistic People Are

Autistic people are people. Humans. Human beings. Persons. Individuals. Members of the species homo sapiens. Mankind. If all Xs are Ys, anything that is true of all Ys must be true of all Xs. If all autistic people are people, … 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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