Because You Aren't Autistic

youneedacat:

pxnkabed:

the whole autism = mentally a child thing is awful in itself, but it’s even worse because it’s used to deny us personhood. you can take away our autonomy if it’s to ensure our care, you can criminalize every single sexual encounter we have if it’s because we’re unable to consent, you can ignore our needs because we’re non-compliant.

'mental age' is an incredibly ableist concept and it needs to stop.

pxnkabed:

the whole autism = mentally a child thing is awful in itself, but it’s even worse because it’s used to deny us personhood. you can take away our autonomy if it’s to ensure our care, you can criminalize every single sexual encounter we have if it’s because we’re unable to consent, you can ignore our needs because we’re non-compliant.

'mental age' is an incredibly ableist concept and it needs to stop.

Yeah.  Mental age sucks pretty much no matter who it is used on.

I’ve seen it used mostly on developmentally disabled people (autistic, CP, and ID) but I’ve also seen it used on psychiatrically disabled people at times, things like “an emotional age of 5” or something especially, but sometimes “mental age” as well.

And always, no matter who it’s used on, it’s used to deny us adulthood.

But then when they realize it’s a bad idea, they don’t get it either.  They go to the opposite direction and start banning us from doing anything that could possibly look childlike.  As if liking My Little Pony or something isn’t compatible with being an adult.  (And note the double standard, if it were a nondisabled guy liking MLP he’d just be a bronie, but if he’s disabled it means he’s being “not age appropriate” and needs to have all his toys and videos and computer time taken away until he agrees to stop watching it.)

Like… you can be an adult, and like “children’s stuff”, and consent to sex, and vote, and not have “the mind of a child”, these are not mutually exclusive categories.

bigendernepeta:

White privilege definitaly involves being able to afford using your disability as an excuse for your actions. Its so common that as a poc with disabilities, i still get white people with the very SAME ONES bringing it up to me to try to weasle out of responsibility for the racist/ignorant shit they do or say. Sorryyyy not going to fly. And its really funny how these same people can recognize shit like sexism and how ND boys use their neurotype to avoid admitting theyre just blantly sexist, or shit like that, or the fact that you can be ND and still pick up on stuff like sexism=bad or ableism=bad but somehow the first thing they do (autistics espescially) is use their neurotype to defend themselves from acknowledging that they are racist. And y’all KNOW that this white privilege at play and you KNOW that we’re the same neurotype but somehow??? you still think its ok? idk. Sick of that

He’s black, male and autistic," she says. "[I] never know if he’ll be accosted. You ask questions later and you shoot first. It’s happened too many times all over this nation.
Lorraine Spencer, about her son Jermaine, “For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police” (via disabilityhistory)

callmeoutis:

this is a good time to remind you not to call the police on someone having a panic attack or an autistic person having a meltdown or someone with a psychiatric disorder that is “acting crazy” save a life don’t do it

ADDICTS ARE AS DESERVING OF LOVE, HEALTH, COMMUNITY, AND WELFARE AS ANYBODY ELSE

rattoucher:

rattoucher:

still/always tru

you know, i dont really appreciate the comments on here telling people its ok to cut addicts out of your life if they are abusive. thats true for all abusers. by adding that to a post about how addicts are just as human as non addicts, you are furthering the stereotype of addicts being inherently abusive.

and its actually not ok to judge all addicts as abusive before you know them. not wanting to be in a relationship with someone with these kinds of difficulties is understandable, but if you stop talking to all addicts because some are abusive, yeah that is still ableism.

At this point the ingroup has already determined that:

1. Autism is the enemy.
2. People with Autism are ‘absent’, ‘stolen’, ‘soulless’ and otherwise subhuman.
3. Autism makes people dangerous.
4. Anyone with Autism who denies that Autism is the enemy is also the enemy.
5. Autism can “get you”, any time, any where, any one- it must be stopped.
6. Autism must be eradicated, by any means necessary.

And, in its twisted logic, the conclusion is clear: the life of a person with Autism is not equivalent to the life of a person who does not have it. How, then, is it difficult for them to conclude that:

7. Violence towards those with Autism, in the efforts of eradicating Autism, is justifiable.

And just like that, the moral paradigm has shifted, and what would have been considered horrific under any other circumstance is considered completely “understandable”.

k-pagination:

So much yes in this letter to the editor. Short and beautifully written.

constancemarkiebicz:

CD is short for Chlorine Dioxide and MMS is short for miracle mineral solution - its a dangerous potent bleach that has caused deaths and serious illnesses. This product is marketed towards parents of autistic children - they are made to drink it orally, as ear drops, sprays and enemas. Those that advocate bleach as a “cure” for autism believe there is parasites and worms in autistic children ‘s bodies and to be rid of the worms the children have to be treated with bleach. If you want more information you can support our page and follow the links.

https://www.facebook.com/AutisticsandAspiesAgainstCDautismandMMS

email us @ againstcdmms@gmail.com

k-pagination:

Tw: Includes discussions of the murder and abuse of autistic people.

Article by Lydia Brown

backwith-a-vengeance:

do not hate the people who attempt to appear neurotypical as a defense

hate the people that make it necessary