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24 Dec 2016, 12:37 pm

I haven't been here in a while, is it still filled with bitter anti nt snobbery?



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24 Dec 2016, 2:41 pm

Haven't been on here for very long. It seems to pop up occasionally but I wouldn't say its epidemic.



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24 Dec 2016, 2:47 pm

I'm curious, what would be examples of "Anti-NT snobbery"?



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24 Dec 2016, 2:54 pm

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I'm curious, what would be examples of "Anti-NT snobbery"?


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there are better examples but I can't be bothered looking for them.



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24 Dec 2016, 3:20 pm

Freak-Z wrote:
Exuvian wrote:
I'm curious, what would be examples of "Anti-NT snobbery"?


viewtopic.php?t=334615

there are better examples but I can't be bothered looking for them.

Thanks. To me, that post read more as a frustrated "you too" toward NTs than specifically anti-NT, but I think I get the idea.

I can't blame people for being bitter sometimes. No point in the snobbery though, if it does exist.



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24 Dec 2016, 3:25 pm

There are certain sectors of the autism community which are very anti-NT and I don't like it.

I have NT friends and family. I couldn't bear to hate a significant component of them.


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24 Dec 2016, 3:38 pm

I thought by "anti-NT snobbery" you meant Aspies thinking Aspies are superior to NTs, and that being Aspie is better and that all NTs are stupid and retarded compared to Aspies.

I hate when Aspies say that. It's OK to say that about oneself, but when they start generalizing and playing the Us Vs Them game, it gets on my nerves. I just take people as I find them. If they are a nasty person, then they are a nasty person. They could be NT or on the spectrum or some other neurodiverse. Although there are other neurodiversities other than ASD (like Fragile-X), NTs are still the majority, so I'm more likely to meet NT people at places like at work.


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24 Dec 2016, 4:36 pm

Being on the spectrum, I always thought, made me "part NT" anyway. That's enough to make the "us vs. them" dichotomy pointless in my view. Maybe that's just me though.



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24 Dec 2016, 4:46 pm

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I haven't been here in a while, is it still filled with bitter anti nt snobbery?


maybe i'm merely becoming more observant, but there's more now than there was when i first started out here, it seems.


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24 Dec 2016, 4:57 pm

Freak-Z wrote:
I haven't been here in a while, is it still filled with bitter anti nt snobbery?


Wouldn't call it snobbery. But seeing as this website is for people who often feel shut out from the NT world, it can feel good to stick the knife in from time to time.


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24 Dec 2016, 5:02 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
Freak-Z wrote:
I haven't been here in a while, is it still filled with bitter anti nt snobbery?


maybe i'm merely becoming more observant, but there's more now than there was when i first started out here, it seems.


I'm gonna agree with you here Kip.


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24 Dec 2016, 5:35 pm

I made a thread bashing NTs once. I regret making it, but I was just angry and exasperated at the time. Naturally, people elsewhere found it and used it as ammunition against me and proceeded to call me an awful person, but I think most of us here can understand a little venting about NTs every now and then. It's hard to live in a world full of people you don't understand.



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24 Dec 2016, 5:49 pm

I see people discriminate against autism almost on a daily basis and no one stands up against it. Does anyone use neurotypical as a slur?


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24 Dec 2016, 6:10 pm

Fraser_1990 wrote:
Freak-Z wrote:
I haven't been here in a while, is it still filled with bitter anti nt snobbery?


Wouldn't call it snobbery. But seeing as this website is for people who often feel shut out from the NT world, it can feel good to stick the knife in from time to time.


The problem with that is we are not talking about a small group of people here, we are talking about the majority of the population so you are sticking the knife into the back of all of them based on the actions of a possible few.



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24 Dec 2016, 6:33 pm

^that.

i've always been reluctant to tar an entire group based on the actions of individuals, even small groups but...when that group is like TEN TIMES bigger than us, it's not just uncool, it's totally illogical.

we have some great NTs on this site, and i'd hate to see them feel alienated.

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I'm gonna agree with you here Kip.


ah, someone else sees it. :)

i think if you know who/which places to avoid, one can still quite easily get away from it.


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24 Dec 2016, 7:22 pm

blackicmenace wrote:
I see people discriminate against autism almost on a daily basis and no one stands up against it. Does anyone use neurotypical as a slur?



Yes. I've seen it happen.


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