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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Will We Ever Get Off Of The Euphemism Treadmill?

Posted: 08 Dec 2020, 7:43 am 

Replies: 29
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To me, the eufemism treadmill seems to originate form mistaking causes with effects. Hate doesn't stem from use of offensive words. Use of offensive words stems from hate. Words can become offensive because of hate. Focusing on banning offensive words does exactly nothing to adress hate and prejudi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Will We Ever Get Off Of The Euphemism Treadmill?

Posted: 07 Dec 2020, 3:40 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 3,186


So what words do you have in mind? Autism maybe for a start someone forgot to tell this man?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhldLhxcCOM

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 3:53 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


The Trailer for Sia's "Music" Hurts Autistic Girls Like Me by Charlotte Gush for Teen Vogue This week, I tried to find representations of autistic women in film. They are few and far between, but some do exist. When Alan Rickman chastises Sigourney Weaver’s idiosyncratic autistic characte...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sleep Problems for aspies

 Post subject: Sleep Problems for aspies
Posted: 02 Dec 2020, 2:43 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 865


Its well known that with the old autism diagnosis comes sleep problems in many.

Is the same true with aspies?

I take a while to get asleep but still classed as normal paterns i think. Any aspies with big sleep problems?

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 01 Dec 2020, 7:24 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


he youtube video you linked and the trailer shows two different things. In the trailer, the Music character is happy, the autistic meltdown video probably is not. Off Topic As I said earlier in this thread I find the practice of autistic parents filming their kids having meltdowns both exploitive a...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 01 Dec 2020, 4:22 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


he youtube video you linked and the trailer shows two different things. In the trailer, the Music character is happy, the autistic meltdown video probably is not. Off Topic As I said earlier in this thread I find the practice of autistic parents filming their kids having meltdowns both exploitive a...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 30 Nov 2020, 5:45 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


Here and online there has been plenty of criticism by Autistics of fictional autistic characters for being stereotyped as savants and glossing over the struggles they deal with as autistic people. NTs like films which show growth/overcoming obstacles so the idea of the underdog with so many flaws/c...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 10:13 am 

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Views: 7,765


Another movie released this year 2020 with a NT actor playing an autistic character “The nightclerk”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Clerk

Not a peep out of advocates on that one.

Both good movies by the way :

The accountant and the night clerk. Worth watching.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 9:25 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


I May Be Autistic But I'm Not A Bad Actor, No Matter What Sia Says by Mickey Rowe Sia responded on Twitter to several of the professional autistic actresses who dared tweet to her that neither they nor any of the professional autistic actresses they knew had been auditioned for the role, writing to...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: For U.K. - Worst Recession in last 300 Years

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 8:42 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 818


The issue is really the debt and how much it’s been added to. Not to mention the printing of money aka quantative easing The UK like most western economies has been mismanaged for the last 30 years and the day of reckoning will soon arrive as it will in the US. This will lead to a permanent shift of...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 3:52 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


No doubt many Hollywood stars are a bit arrogant and full of themselves whether provoked or not. Just trying to imagine forcing someone with severe autism to act out the part of someone with severe autism like a performing seal at the circus. Someone severely disabled dealing with all sorts of issu...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 24 Nov 2020, 7:35 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,749


All the hf aspies I’ve known were forced to retire early, mid fifties at best. They scrapped by after that limping to retirement age on benefits or crappy jobs before being eligible for a state pension. Maybe our ability to cope goes down with age. I certainly find things tougher in middle age than ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 23 Nov 2020, 10:20 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


No doubt many Hollywood stars are a bit arrogant and full of themselves whether provoked or not. Just trying to imagine forcing someone with severe autism to act out the part of someone with severe autism like a performing seal at the circus. Someone severely disabled dealing with all sorts of issue...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 3:29 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


In the tweet that I linked to, Sia said she casted these 13+3, so they are actors. There are 41 cast members listed on [url="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7541720/fullcredits/"]IMDB[/url]. This means 39% (16/41) of the cast are neuroatypical, or neurodiverse as you say it. You are welcome ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


In the tweet that I linked to, Sia said she casted these 13+3, so they are actors. There are 41 cast members listed on [url="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7541720/fullcredits/"]IMDB[/url]. This means 39% (16/41) of the cast are neuroatypical, or neurodiverse as you say it. You are welcome ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 9:47 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,765


This is proof of the elitist and abilist nature of many in the so called “autistic advocacy movement” Was there an outcry when a neurotypical played an autistic character in “The good doctor” no https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Highmore So what’s the difference you may ask? The difference is ...
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