Tag Archives: learned helplessness

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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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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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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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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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]: Münchausen syndrome by proxy —the condition that makes parents feign their kids’ illnesses, or … Continue reading

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