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Real Thanksgiving Talk, Part 2 – Planning and Shopping, and the Thankful Part

Originally posted on Cambria's Big Fat Autistic Blog:
How is my Thanksgiving prep going? Pretty good. We have planned the menu and we will be shopping for it soon. You kind of have to do the fresh things, like turkey and fresh vegetables, a week before, so you can get it all properly. I must…

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“Individuals with autism” – person first vs. identity first language and the worst of both worlds.

Originally posted on Autistic Alex:
“Individuals with ASD/autism” is a phrase that I started paying attention to recently, and it’s frustratingly common in autism research. It’s superficially similar to person first language (eg. person with ASD), but without the point and benefit of person first language: affirming our personhood with language. There’s also the identity…

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Oaks and Reeds; an Explanation of #MasculinitySoFragile

Originally posted on Cambria's Big Fat Autistic Blog:
Why do we say “Masculinity So Fragile?” Well, for starters, it is extremely rigid, like the oak.   You can only wear certain colors, or you’ll be feminine.  You can only show anger or lust, or you’ll be feminine.   You can only be emotional for…

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Letter to My Representatives on the Tax Bill

Originally posted on Ryan Boren:
An estimated thirty-six million middle-class families face a tax hike under the GOP tax bill. Not so for corporations. Families get a hike while huge corporations get a massive giveaway. The end of the SALT (State and Local Tax) deduction means we families will be paying taxes on the money…

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Some Good, Some Bad, Mostly In Between

Originally posted on Musing of my Mind :
Hello WordPress. Coming to you in my (very awesome) Fall Out Boy Bomber Jacket (I’m not walking around with this on, it was just for this pic), I’ve been more or less tired as of late. Mentally more than physically.. the days have really started to become blurs.…

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Moving On: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Originally posted on Organised Chaos:
In September, I made the most significant choice of my life so far – I began college. For my international readers, this is an alternative choice for the two years at school, where different courses are offered to the exam-based ones found at school. I’d found a course that I…

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Veteran Decorated Police Officer Assaults Homeless Woman: “Get the f— out of my town” He Screams! | Pete Early

Prince George’s County officer found guilty of assaulting a homeless woman to roust her   via Veteran Decorated Police Officer Assaults Homeless Woman: “Get the f- out of my town” He Screams! – Pete Earley