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06 Sep 2010, 5:01 am

In Australia it has been ruled that a gay bar has the legal right to ban heterosexuals:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-p ... 697469.stm

Surely this opens the door for Aspie only bars with NT's banned? Look at the justification: "the move would stop groups of heterosexual men and women abusing gay people" and especially: "Civil liberties groups said homosexuals should be allowed to relax in places without fear of bullying or intimidation. "

Those on the autistic spectrum also have the same right to be allowed to relax in places without those fears. God knows most of us have experienced enough "bullying and intimidation" trying to get by in the NT world.

So would any of you go to an AS only bar? Or would your evening be incomplete and unfulfilling without the presence of NT's?


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06 Sep 2010, 5:10 am

:D Great Idea.


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06 Sep 2010, 5:14 am

:lol

That's a good question!

When I was an actively lesbian radical feminist I went to a couple of women only bars on a fairly frequent basis over a year or more, before giving up, because I missed the presence of men too much!! !

Part of it was that the vast majority of the "regulars", the women who went almost without fail every weekend, all looked the same; they had the same sort of haircuts, wore the same jeans and t-shirts, the same boots/shoes, etc. And I missed the other kind of women.

The other part of the problem may simply have been that although definitely "queer" I am not a lesbian, ( am maybe bisexual, whatever, but not lesbian ) and that's why I found those bars "dull". :lol So I was like an NT in a Spectrum bar!

I have tended to find mixed gay/queer bars more enjoyable, because of the "camp", the revelling in "pose/performance" which see there ... whereas most of the women at the women-only bar seemed to be under the impression that their minimalist/purist androgynous look pose/performance was not one, but something natural/undressed up.

I have no idea what a gathering of all the shades of the spectrum would look like, because Autscape which I have attended for example does not appeal to everyone, and our meet-up in Avignon last year attracted only those up for travel etc.

I'd definitely give it a go though! Would love to see it happen! :D
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06 Sep 2010, 5:46 am

Aspie bar? It's almost an oxymoron :lol:
How would one prove their neurological status? They should have to pass the AQ test or something. Then the self-diagnosed people won't be left out with their lack of official diagnosis.


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06 Sep 2010, 6:10 am

I really doubt anyone would be interested in crashing our party anyway. Although I'm curious what such a bar would be like. I'm picturing basically a lounge with no music, chess tables and a video arcade.



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06 Sep 2010, 7:46 am

That would be a good idea since we are expected to get along in NT society without any appreciation of how stressful and unrewarding it is.:arrow:



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06 Sep 2010, 8:04 am

We already have those. They're called libraries.



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06 Sep 2010, 8:18 am

Assembly wrote:
We already have those. They're called libraries.


They serve beer at the library now? 8O Why wasn't I told?!?



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06 Sep 2010, 8:32 am

scubasteve wrote:
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We already have those. They're called libraries.


They serve beer at the library now? 8O Why wasn't I told?!?


We've been keeping it all rather "hush hush" for the moment.



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06 Sep 2010, 8:49 am

scubasteve wrote:
I really doubt anyone would be interested in crashing our party anyway.


My thoughts exactly...

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06 Sep 2010, 9:20 am

Assembly wrote:
We already have those. They're called libraries.


^ this.


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06 Sep 2010, 9:31 am

^ ^ What about the internet? Does anyone think that's like an aspie bar? I mean, my perfect bar has my favourite chair in it and I can wear pyjamas to it :P


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06 Sep 2010, 9:33 am

You have to be kidding me. How are you going to verify people's neurological status? Would you let in self-diagnosed people?


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06 Sep 2010, 9:40 am

Maybe anyone that is concerned about such issues ought automatically be admitted, since only aspies would pick up on such details.


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06 Sep 2010, 9:59 am

I'm really surprised that could possibly be allowed :? ... b/c I'd think that would look like "discrimination" even though we'd be banning those who (in many cases) discriminate against us. Would all patrons need to bring copies of their diagnostic paperwork along with their ID cards? :lol:


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