really angry about media representation

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Heidi80
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11 Feb 2013, 7:15 am

Ok yesterday our country's (Finnlands) biggest newspaper had an article linking asperger to school shootings. I won't post the article here since it's in finnish. The thing is, I'm furious right now and can't focus on anything. I'm just so angry that it takes all my energy. How do I get rid off this anger and transform it into something positive?



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11 Feb 2013, 7:29 am

Find the person who wrote that and shoot them for being wrong. Just kidding. =P

If you're able to make an adequate publication in response, go for it; otherwise, just try to forget about it.



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11 Feb 2013, 8:06 am

Whilst a few of the big named ones had individuals with an ASD perpetrating them, which made it seem like an overrepresentation, I recall my mother reading a report that stated it's only a little higher than the average population of those with an ASD that went on massacres (not just school ones).

So, a "normal" amount. Meaning, not much more than 1% have an ASD; the other 90%+ don't.



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11 Feb 2013, 8:38 am

Can you write a Letter to the Editor in Finland?


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