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Are you in any way offended by the term "Cure"?
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Yes 65%  65%  [ 60 ]
No 35%  35%  [ 32 ]
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03 Feb 2008, 10:50 am

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We should have T-shirts made that say Cure for Neurotypicalisim. :D

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03 Feb 2008, 1:13 pm

Shadowbound wrote:
We should have T-shirts made that say Cure for Neurotypicalisim. :D


Or a T-shirt that just says LOSER on it since that's what most people would think if your wore a T-shirt that said Cure for Neurotypicalisim.



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03 Feb 2008, 1:28 pm

No. If there was one, people could choose to take it or not.


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03 Feb 2008, 1:39 pm

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No. If there was one, people could choose to take it or not.


Those that choose not to take it would be coerced... the government would no longer see fit to support people who wish to remain as they are (because it's "cheaper" and "easier" to just have them take a cure), as well as the fact that if autistics take such a "cure", those that are left behind would be further isolated...



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03 Feb 2008, 1:40 pm

You've got a point.

And the world would be even less interesting.


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03 Feb 2008, 1:44 pm

It sickens me, when I see such slogans.


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03 Feb 2008, 1:50 pm

How about this slogan:

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
GENOCIDE IS CURE



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03 Feb 2008, 2:18 pm

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Isn't the same thing that makes us gifted in one area or another then same thing that makes us socially aloof?

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Yes probably - after all if I drink, or when I am on antipsychotics I become more social, but lose my ability to intensely focus on things or even be interested in them.



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03 Feb 2008, 2:20 pm

I'm disturbed by it, because it could mean genocide for fetuses. As with the test for Down Syndrome, there could be false positives. Another thing is that it would make society boring and there would be fewer inventions or scientific breakthroughs.


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03 Feb 2008, 2:35 pm

merrymadscientist wrote:
IdahoAspie wrote:
Isn't the same thing that makes us gifted in one area or another then same thing that makes us socially aloof?

Best Regards,

Idaho Aspie


Yes probably - after all if I drink, or when I am on antipsychotics I become more social, but lose my ability to intensely focus on things or even be interested in them.


I have always thought that our lack of social skill improved our ability to obsess about something that really interests us. Our passions become unfettered by social limitations and concerns.

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03 Feb 2008, 2:35 pm

The problem as I see it is that people assume the "negative" traits of ASDs are totally unconnected to the "positive" traits, a belief I reject. For example, I consider our problems with "getting" social rules is part of what makes many Aspies such creative thinkers, since we are less likely to blindly accept social constructions as part of the "natural order of things."


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03 Feb 2008, 2:49 pm

Odin wrote:
The problem as I see it is that people assume the "negative" traits of ASDs are totally unconnected to the "positive" traits, a belief I reject. For example, I consider our problems with "getting" social rules is part of what makes many Aspies such creative thinkers, since we are less likely to blindly accept social constructions as part of the "natural order of things."


This is a very good point, and also evident in NT's like myself who's nonsocial behavior and affinity for scientific and complex subjects go hand-in-hand. Perhaps if I was willing to be as shallow as many of my neurologically-similar kin and obsess over simplistic social concerns it would detract from my more intellectual interests.


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03 Feb 2008, 3:05 pm

Odin wrote:
The problem as I see it is that people assume the "negative" traits of ASDs are totally unconnected to the "positive" traits, a belief I reject. For example, I consider our problems with "getting" social rules is part of what makes many Aspies such creative thinkers, since we are less likely to blindly accept social constructions as part of the "natural order of things."


Exactly!



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03 Feb 2008, 5:11 pm

I hate the term 'cure'.
It implies, like the OP said, that we have a fungal or bacterial problem ar some kind of sickness.

We don't need a 'cure' so much as we need simple acceptance.



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03 Feb 2008, 5:15 pm

I'm not weak, or broken, therefore I don't need a cure.


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