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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Issues with new baby

 Post subject: Re: Issues with new baby
Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,284


i dont really like babies tbh I'm with you. I love reasoning with my children --- the baby stage was brutal. My Autistic mother and myself both did med-free labors ---people think we were brave, but it's actually b/c it seemed like the safest option given we are sensitive to medications (and have h...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 24 Jul 2022, 10:54 am 

Replies: 93
Views: 3,226


I felt glad that children have better protection. My rights as a woman should not include a license to kill someone because their existence is temporarily inconvenient to me. Like anything, rights can be abused (as they too often are). I agree that for "temporary inconvenience" is abuse o...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: The consequences of “medical misogyny“ for autistic women

Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 10:01 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,065


I so understand, SharonB. I have - like most AS women - been so traumatised by dismissal, invalidation and refusal to listen by doctors over decades that now, at the first sign of invalidation from a practitioner I go into brain freeze. The energy cost of self advocacy in this circumstance is huge....

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 8:34 am 

Replies: 93
Views: 3,226


Why is this the responsibility of Democratic women ? There is collective responsibility (not just democrat women) but for many the question remains "where were they" when all this came down? The persecuted can only do so much to protect themselves; it's for the community to provide the re...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Someone to talk to

 Post subject: Re: Someone to talk to
Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 498


I hope you find support. I am fortunate to have good health insurance and resources in my town. I hope you can find AS-friendly ones in yours. I also was initially diagnosed bipolar (over a decade ago) and it took me a while to find the truth (ASD/ADHD/GAD/CAPD, the works) It's hard, but a relief. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People like me with ASD are rare

Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 7:13 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,833


...Why should I "want" to fix someone else's problem? OMG -- My NT husband says that All. The. Time. "Do you want to...?" I have constantly coached him about it. I need a translator for us. Hey, maybe Google could devise a NT-ASD translator. Do you want to...? = I want you to......

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 3,226


The general situation is so awful, my brain is saying that it's ridiculous. To top it off ---- I took two new-to-us kittens to the vet to get spayed/neutered at four months age. The vet said "not until 6 mos". So I went to a 2nd vet and that vet said "not until 6 mos" --- so I br...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Data From Apps for Monthly Cycles May Be Used Against You.

Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 6:59 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,292


Maybe I'm asking a stupid question, but how could this data really be used to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt? Cycles can be "off" for so many reasons. Stress, hormonal balances, perimenopause, etc. I reported over five pregnancies on those apps. I have two living children. To yo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am sorry for being pathologically afraid of police!

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 9:34 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 502


I did not behave "appropriately" as a young adult when questioned by police and was arrested. It was traumatic. To your point, I had not been instructed how to handle police questioning aside my flavor of ASD-ADHD (undiagnosed at the time). Likewise, they had not bee instructed how to hand...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Please advise, feeling upset:-(

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 9:06 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 617


I highly recommend volunteering. There are even volunteer opportunities to be completed at home. I am your age and was sick with work. I found places to volunteer that valued what I could do at my pace and honored my limitations. Two hours a week... it was doable and worthwhile. Then I found a gig j...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Data From Apps for Monthly Cycles May Be Used Against You.

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 8:39 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,292


I found those apps very useful during my decade of infertility and pregnancy loss. I hope women can continue to use these tools without fear of prosecution. I was an "idiopathic habitual aborter" (unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss). In some cases my body couldn't resolve the threat (par...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 8:23 am 

Replies: 93
Views: 3,226


Unbelievable. Something that happens naturally (for a non-viable pregnancy or in cases of maternal physical or mental hardships) and the US has outlawed our right to assist. I myself have had pregnancies endanger my life multiple times which required intervention (TCM or medical). Without abortions,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Female Protective effect?

Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 5:17 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 559


Hmmm. Well, my family bucks that theory. Autism in most the women and girls, none in the men or boys (including my own children). So I am more Autistic than my male peer and paid less? Crap.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you go to Uni/College, what did you study?

Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,129


I studied Electrical Engineering at a top U.S. university. I was middle of my class due to managing a myriad of life demands all at once. I did not know I was Autistic, but in retrospect I got accommodations (e.g. test retake in quiet room, extra time on project) with tears and begging. My self-conf...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: The consequences of “medical misogyny“ for autistic women

Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,065


I'm in a mopey mood today, so am not the Change today. Maybe other days. I reached crisis before 20; I'm glad to be here. My female cousin reached crisis in her late 20s; I am sad she's not here to talk about it. We both sought help again and again - we were both intelligent and well-behaved - we we...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 878


Misslizard wrote:
Actually I feel better now that all that estrogen isn’t surging around.

My older cousins says she is similarly relieved. I've read that estrogen contributes to anxiety - I could do without surges of that.
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