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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 06 Aug 2022, 3:15 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 634


Actually it's worked with the n-word. I would like to see the r-word treated with the same revulsion. I have not noticed racism going down. All that has changed is that people use the code words for the word instead of the word. Nobody want autism used as a slur either. Least of all me. I don't thi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 06 Aug 2022, 2:45 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 634


So while you are focused on autism rights (and you are perfectly entitled to do so) don't forget to most NTs everyone who is disabled is lumped into the same bucket. Spending all this time and effort to ban words has backfired. Bullying, racism, and all these things people for these bannings and la...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 634


It's not enabling bullies at all. Bullies aren't going around thinking: "Yes, I've won because that word can't be used anymore!" They'd probably be more upset about no longer being able to use it without people recognizing their bigoted beliefs. You are right in that bullies are not think...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 634


How long until intellectual disability is dropped because it becomes an insult?. What is happening here is that we are letting bullies define language for us. This really rubs me the wrong way. It is never going to end unless we put a stop to it. It can be done. “Queer” was a slur that is a descrip...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 11:37 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 634


How long until intellectual disability is dropped because it becomes an insult?. What is happening here is that we are letting bullies define language for us. This really rubs me the wrong way. It is never going to end unless we put a stop to it. It can be done. “Queer” was a slur that is a descrip...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 9:44 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 634


If a word used as a diagnosis becomes scientifically inaccurate I have no objection to changing the term. “Mental Retardation” if used literally is not less accurate then “Intellectual Disability”. “Manic Depression” is more accurate then bi polar which sounds like a meteorological term. First it wa...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 7:56 am 

Replies: 8,104
Views: 172,344


‘The next public health disaster in the making’: Studies offer new pieces of long Covid puzzle There’s no test for long Covid. There’s no specific drug to take or exercises to do to ease its symptoms. There isn’t a consensus on what long Covid symptoms are, and some doctors even doubt that it’s rea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic People Are Better at Reading Emotions in Cartoons

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 6:38 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 138


Neuroscience News [b]New research carried out by psychologists at Edge Hill University shows that contrary to popular belief, people with autism may actually be better than neurotypical people at reading emotions in some contexts. Dr. Liam Cross and Dr. Gray Atherton conducted a study where people ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Victor Orban conservative conference hatefest

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 3:11 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 164


Orbán gets warm CPAC reception after 'mixed race' speech blowback Viktor Orbán took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas with an invitation for the American right. “I’m here to tell you that we should unite our forces,” said Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister who has ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Calls for Lizzo to remove “spazz” from new song

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 2:36 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 763


Beyoncé to remove 'ableist' lyric from 'Renaissance' album after online backlash: Reports Anthony Robledo USA TODAY Beyoncé's "Renaissance" has received praise from critics and fans since the album's release Friday, but one lyric has generated outraged. Disability advocates are criticizin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newsweek: I Have Asperger's, Here's What Everyone Gets Wrong

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 9:49 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 455


What is frustrating is that stereotypes contradict each other.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Neuropsychological assessment or not?

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 9:39 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 163


Welcome to wrong planet

Do you need accommodations for your traits?

Do you feel you need a professional to say you are autistic or to rule it out to move on with your life?

You do not need to tell us the answers, those are for you.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Scientists discover link between ASD severity & Intelligence

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 9:20 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 368


They wasted money finding the obvious?

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Four cops facing federals charges in death of Breonna Taylor

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 9:14 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 246


cyberdad wrote:
How on earth does this have to go the federal courts?

Surely these cops broke state law

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Hankison was the only officer previously charged in the raid. A Jefferson County Circuit Court jury found him not guilty of wanton endangerment charges earlier this year

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Democrats funding of MAGA candidates

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 7:13 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 610


The Democratic Establishment Teamed Up With Trump To Oust Peter Meijer - Reason Magazine Shortly after voting to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in instigating the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Peter Meijer (R–Mich.) issued one of the more reflective statements ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Alex jones - hero, anti-hero or villain?

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 6:51 pm 

Replies: 312
Views: 10,746


Alex Jones must pay at least $4.1 million to parents of a Sandy Hook school massacre victim in defamation case, jury rules An Austin jury on Thursday decided Infowars host Alex Jones must pay at least $4.1 million to the family of a 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for...
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