in my senior drama class i had to play gordon ramsay for a film project but we could only film in school so we had to try to find a closed off room to use. the thing is the room wasn’t exactly soundproof and apparently someone heard us and that’s the story of how the vice principal and four freshmen walked in on me wearing a chef’s hat and yelling at my friend because her squid was so raw i could still hear it telling spongebob to fuck off
Cis people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”
Fantastic article discussing such questions as: What does it mean to “recover” from autism? Is a “cure” a feasible or ethical goal for every child with autism?
OK, so this article is a total mix. They interviewed autistic people, both like 3 of these “recovered” autistic people, and Ari’ Neman. And it’s pretty good.
But the recovery stuff is total rubbish, just from the descriptions in the article.
Things supposedly recovered autistic people do:
Build friendships mainly over shared interests, which they are passionate about.
Have “lingering social deficits”
"have residual symptoms, at least initially; these include social awkwardness, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, repetitive movement, mild perseverative interests and subtle difficulties in explaining cause and effect. "
Have sensory issues.
Have sensory issues again.
Have difficulty figuring out if someone is joking.
Interpret things literally.
See hand flapping as a natural expression of happiness.
"showed signs of “inhibition, anxiety, depression, inattention and impulsivity, embarrassment or hostility.”"
Stim with music instead of flapping.
Like, I think this is the problem with the deficit based criteria. If autistic people learn things, or are abused out of autistic behaviors (jesus that paragraph about handflapping broke my heart) then suddenly we don’t fit the diagnostic criteria. And IMO, it doesn’t sound like it’s because we’re not autistic anymore, it sounds like the criteria might have been um.. based on children. And that in 20 years, some people might err.. learn stuff? You know, like people do. And judging if 20 year olds (never mind middle aged people) are still autistic based on criteria developed mainly on children is just a bad idea. Because for some autistic people, NT behavior is learnable.
On the other hand this article is actually pretty balanced, despite the title. They bother mentioning ABA’s history, and the abusiveness of it, and it concludes with a “accept that you child isn’t normal, get on with parenting” message. Which is pretty damn awesome.
[gavroche pops up from some hole in the barricade]
good evening dear inspector loVELY EVENING MY DEAR I HEARD YOU TALKING EARLIER ABOUT THAT OLD MAN’S REAR SO DONT BELIEVE A WORD HE SAYS CAUSE NONE OF ITS TRUE THIS COP RIGHT HERE IS PROBABLY GAYER THAN YOU
Lets do an experiment: reblog if you would feel safer hanging out with trans women (regardless of what genitals they currently posses) than Cis women who are transphobic and deny trans women’s obvious womanhood.
White women who talk about men with frail and delicate egos derailing posts with “not all men” but be the first ones to jump on a post meant to uplift black women and girls with “the same for white girls :) :) :)”
You want to know what all this calling people “special snowflakes” does? It meant that as a teenager, I couldn’t tell anyone that felt really different to most of the people around me and that I had significant communication problems that were tearing my life apart, because I couldn’t figure out a way to say it that wouldn’t be interpreted as “I’m a special snowflake, and no one understands me!”. Due to previously stated communication problems.
I’M FUCKING AUTISTIC and this shit stopped me telling anyone things that might have lead to a diagnosis for fucking years. I could have got a diagnosis like 5 years earlier if I hadn’t been terrified of being accused of being a “special snowflake”.
Stop bullying people over this, it’s really damaging to teenagers who have problems.
THIS bugs the shit out of me. So sit down, babies. Let daddy educate ya.
You can not self-diagnose PTSD.I know using Wiki as a source has been a no-no since day one, but even WIKIPEDIA basically lays out that an argument with internet friends is not necessarily ptsd worthy.
For starters, it’s insulting to veterans, for who the disorder was named for. They experienced bombings, gunfire, and murder before their own eyes, and would probably not like a teenager who calls themself gloomgender saying that being called a “troll” gave them PTSD.
Panic Disorder, honestly, I am uneasy with self-diagnostics but I won’t touch that. That seems much more believable than shell shock (ptsd’s old name).
SELF-DIAGNOSED AUTISM I WILL TEAR YOUR FINGERNAILS OFF. I have autistic friends. I have autistic relatives. Autism is deeper than “being socially awkward.” Sharing symptoms of a mental condition does not give you that condition. I have lots of nosebleeds and bleed a lot when cut =/= I am a hemophiliac. Claiming you are autistic based on being unable to understand sarcasm infuriates me to no level and insults autistic people. A friend of mine with autism is the most sarcastic asshole I know. You’re stereotyping. You are being a dick.
Depression does not need a doctor’s diagnosis, but If you are self harming please stop posting about it on the internet and tell your parents. You need to talk to someone. It’s a dark road and I fear for all people going down that road alone. It’s terrifying.
Social Anxiety from people being mean to you??? Isn’t that just human nature? To be anxious when people are mean? I have seen social anxiety in it’s worst. When you can’t step into your school because you think every living soul is laughing and humiliating you, then go see a doctor and THEN tell us you have social anxiety.
Dyscalculia i’m not going to touch. You should, again, be professionally evaluated. Hey, I cant add worth a damn and I bombed calculus, doesn’t mean I have a mental disorder.
HAVING BAD HANDWRITING DOESN’T GIVE YOU DYSGRAPHIA. Being unable to actually form a sentence properly is. It’s a form of dyslexia. (Though I’m SURE if this person went on WebMD again they’d chalk down dyslexia).
Congrats honey, you’re a normal student who hates to do stuff. The average person doesn’t focus on things they dont like. Sorry to say you’re normal.
AND ON A FINAL NOTE: Gloomgender is not a gender. As a non-binary, it’s insulting when someone says a fucking adjective is their gender. “Aesthetic gender” is bullshit too. Why is nobody in the nonbinary world taken seriously? Because “sadself” is a thing.
This really, really needs to stop. I don’t care if this is mean or not. You are making a laughing stock of people with mental conditions. People who are legitimately in need are being told that they’re “attention-seeking” and “faking” because sadself here thinks it’s quirky to have a string of serious, legitimate conditions.
Please stop this.
name not disclosed. do not disclose name if you reblog. seriously we all know who this is but. no. this is just an example.
Ok, so that looks to me like a badly done troll blog. You may disagree, but to me, that looks like a troll.
And hating on actual self-diagnosed people because of trolls is shitty as all fuck.
Problems with your actual post based on your arguments, not the assumption that this blog is real.
You totally fucking can self-dx PTSD. It’s not generally a subtle condition. Like, um, mine is semi-self-dxed, and I fucking knew before I went to the doctor. You know why? Not much else “I keep having flashbacks to a recent traumatic incident that leave me shaking and crying in a ball for an hour” fits with. PTSD because someone was mean on the internet is obvious fucking trolling though. Please stop getting angry over parodies mocking disabled people.
Oh JFC, PTSD was the name after they realised this is also a thing that happens to rape victims/survivors. It used to be called shellshock, before people realised that this happens to people other than soldiers. So the disorder was actually named for rape victims.
STOP THREATENING AUTISTIC PEOPLE WITH VIOLENCE. Stop. Just stop. Yes, that’s a shitty description of autism, but violence against self-dx autistic people is not the answer. And most of them have done much more research than this troll, and actually know what autism is.
Yes, autism is not social awkwardness. But “I know an autistic person” is not a qualification. Please stop using it as one.
Depression does not need a diagnosis? Suddenly you’re the queen of what does and doesn’t need a diagnosis? Seriously? Because you know who supports autism self diagnosis? The NHS. They support self diagnosis. But you know better right? Self diagnosed autistic people should be tortured and depressed self-dx people are ok?
Tell your parents is shit advice. Sorry. If they felt comfortable telling their parents, they’d already have done so. There are lots of reasons people don’t tell their parents things like that, nujmber one being that parents are frequently a common cause of sh, and also that parents will sometimes just punish kids for doing it. And they might have? They don’t say that they haven’t told their parents. People still have problems after telling an adult, they don’t just magically disappear. If this person was real, online support groups would probably be a better suggestion.
Yes, social anxiety requires clinically significant levels of irrational anxiety. Which this person doesn’t have, because they are a troll mocking self-dxed people.
Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia are both different to what the troll said, and they are a troll, but I would like to remind you that you can’t actually tell someone’s level of difficulty in something from the internet.
IDK how I feel about gloomgender. I’m not sure I’ve seen it outside of troll blogs. Still not up for hating on genders, but you’re as entitled to your opinion on that as I am.
No, you are indirectly harassing people with real medical conditions who don’t have access to diagnosis. And threatening violence against self-dxed autistics. Which is so horrible, please don’t do that.
No, people are told that they are faking because people like you are suspicious of disabled people, and encourage other people to be suspicious of disabled people. Not because selfr-dxed people exist.
Troll here is also in the category of shitty behavior which is encouraging people to be suspicious of disabled people.
Oh, and um, co-morbitity is a really common thing. Like, if someone’s autistic, then they have like a 90% chance of having depression, anxiety (incl social anxiety) or ptsd. All three together are pretty common in autistic people.And dyscalculia and dysgraphia are also really commonly occurring in autistic people. So you shouldn’t be suspicious of someone just because they have a lot of diagnoses.
It just occurred to me that the main reason that “coming out as an ally” shouldn’t be a thing is because if you’re actually an ally, people should already know. Being an ally means calling people on their homophobic, transphobic, and binarist shit. Being an ally means actually doing activism, generally where people can see you. If you’re so meek about it that the bigots in your life would be surprised about you not being one of them, then you might not actually be an ally.
it’s always baffling to me when people say “the bible says adam and eve not adam and steve” yeah but like the bible says adam and eve were massive incompetent piles of shit who fucked up god’s creation and doomed humanity for all eternity are you really going to use them as shining examples of heterosexual goodness
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
so theres plenty of arguments about person first language, but something just occurred to me. i realized another reason why “with a disability”, specifically, is bad. when you say that someone has a disability, that makes it sound like disability is something that comes from within them.
autism is inherently a part of me. i am inseparable from disability as long as i am living in this society. however, disability is not a natural result of being autistic. disability is the product of existing as an autistic person and living in the society we have now.
i do not have a disability. i am disabled by the world around me. autism is a natural part of my existence. disability is not. disability is something that this world created and then forced upon me.
"person with disability" makes it sound as if disability comes from the person. "disabled person" shows that the person is being acted upon. this places the blame for the problem where it belongs, on the society that disables them.