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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Identity distractions

 Post subject: Re: Identity distractions
Posted: 18 Jul 2016, 9:39 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,457


There is no such thing as biological race or being "biologically white." Race is a social construct that exists specifically to create and enforce a hierarchy of power, privilege, and oppression. It does not exist outside of that context.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: What exactly is the pronoun 'They' used for?

Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 5:50 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,773


I kind of learned to use "they" to describe others in the 80's gay culture, just for safety. But in writing it flows better than s/he, which I used for years too (APA guidelines, "consideration of the reader") and now back to they. Since I miss some social cues, it's safer for m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who suspected you were autistic?

Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 5:30 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,301


My parents were in denial because I taught myself to read at 3-4 years of age, and could read at a college level by the first grade, so obviously I was just "smart." A family friend tried to tell them I was probably autistic but they didn't believe him because I was ~too smart~ to be autis...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are NTs winning Wrong Planet's Popularity Contest?

Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 5:07 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 3,576


In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king. So they say. Its not really surprising that NT's would be popular on this site. Folks with normal social skills will, almost by definition, become more popular than the socially inept (even in a club of socially inept folks). Except for one thing. ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why Do Girls Wear Tighter and/or More Revealing Clothes?

Posted: 01 Dec 2015, 10:31 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 5,040


think I should clarify what I am asking.I just find the gender differences interesting, meaning, does that mean that women are supposed to generally speaking impress a man? If that is common than the genders are not being equal imo. Or why do men often have to protect the women anymore than the wom...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you ever been bullied?

Posted: 20 Nov 2015, 6:58 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,760


I was bullied in school and it certainly contributed to my PTSD.

There are a few members on this forum who think bullying is okay.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else hate being called "over-sensitive"?

Posted: 16 Nov 2015, 8:02 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,537


I think that often when people say "you're being oversensitive" what they really mean is "this thing matters more to you than it does to me and that's wrong/bad." And it is irritating.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Autism Self-Diagnosis Is Not Special Snowflake Syndrome"

Posted: 14 Nov 2015, 8:04 pm 

Replies: 128
Views: 4,731


Now, IMO, self-diagnosis is OK, and I've rarely seen obvious signs that it was wrong, at least in communities of autistics. There were a couple of people with a mistaken diagnosis, IME, usually schizoid or schizotypal (I tend to confuse those two, anyway, one of those), but they're easy to spot due...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Autism Self-Diagnosis Is Not Special Snowflake Syndrome"

Posted: 13 Nov 2015, 10:21 pm 

Replies: 128
Views: 4,731


I'm annoyed by tumblr people and social justice warriors adopting autism as yet another victim card. It's infuriating and adds to the trivialization that already happens because many people do think that autism is a "joke diagnosis" and we're just being difficult on purpose. Well, when pe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Autism Self-Diagnosis Is Not Special Snowflake Syndrome"

Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 10:36 pm 

Replies: 128
Views: 4,731


People shouting at Tumblr is like old men shouting at clouds.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Autism Self-Diagnosis Is Not Special Snowflake Syndrome"

Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 9:55 pm 

Replies: 128
Views: 4,731


There really is no rational, logical reason for the nasty responses to self-diagnosis. All it takes is understanding that people turn to this because they are trying to figure themselves out. They're not trying to be special snowflakes or get extra benefits no one else would get. They're trying to p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Schizotypal similar to ASD ? What do you think

Posted: 01 Nov 2015, 6:13 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 31,783


According to research I've read, schizotypal features are common in autistic adolescents. Schizotypal PD itself is a valid diagnostic category, and just because one thinks it doesn't apply to him doesn't mean it applies to no one . Most people get vague when describing magical thinking and odd belie...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asexual

 Post subject: Re: Asexual
Posted: 27 Oct 2015, 11:44 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 3,836


InsomniaGrl wrote:
Its seems sometimes its the case, people assume they are asexual, until they discover sexual attraction or pleasure.


I have had sexual relationships.

I know for certain that I am asexual.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Blogger calls Temple Grandin ableist and classist

Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 7:20 pm 

Replies: 65
Views: 4,407


As for the woman who developed PTSD from using Twitter, how is that not possible? People have committed suicide because of internet bullying. Do you think they were faking too? Like I said, responses on this thread remind me why I stopped coming here regularly. This forum has a lot of unchecked abl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do autistic people hate functioning labels?

Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 6:41 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,321


Yes. An autistic person who usually appears stereotypically high functioning can look more or less functional depending upon context - someone who's overwhelmed and overloaded might look stereotypically low functioning and may not even be able to speak, whereas someone who appears to be stereotypica...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Blogger calls Temple Grandin ableist and classist

Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 6:39 pm 

Replies: 65
Views: 4,407


As for the woman who developed PTSD from using Twitter, how is that not possible? People have committed suicide because of internet bullying. Do you think they were faking too? Like I said, responses on this thread remind me why I stopped coming here regularly. This forum has a lot of unchecked abl...
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