"Beginning to think well meaning people of #actuallyautistic are in face enemies of free thought and free speech. Which is not so good, coming from a group who say they've been silenced. " - Judith Newman, author of "To Siri With Love." These are the ideas for which Autistics are Now The Enemies of Free …
Visiting the lovely peeps on my blogroll today, I came across a particular post that spawned a tangential thought-stream. What follows is indeed my own thought stream, concerning a topic about which I know little, because I haven’t had the energy to go full-on activist in recent months. But I’ll share with you those thoughts that did come.
I originally decided that I wasn’t going to name names, but I ultimately decided that I would.
A little background: The post that seeded these thoughts was an ActuallyAutistic review (excellent read!) of the infamous book “To Siri With Love” (by Judith Newman), written by Elizabeth Roderick (whose blog is certainly worth a follow!).
And, in my own Aspergian/autistic systemizing fashion, I got to thinking about Elizabeth’s words and how aspects of The System are…well, systematically dampening my own Aspergian/autistic spirits by repeating the anti-AS drivel that seems to spout from so…
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Remember when you were throwing shade at one of my people?
You noted that you could’ve brought Amythest’s work to a wider audience. After a few days, I see that you actually have. So thank you for that.
Judith Newman your book is the Autistic’s #Stonewall. Thank you for that too.
Just overnight, The Autistic Cooperative (International Activists Here) has grown over 100 new members ready to join the civil rights fight for #Autistics — Lotsa NT-parents of Autistics too. We’re all tired of this shit. It’s time to stop the smear of our people in abelist-mommy-vomit books like yours.
For the record:You don’t’ get to dictate the Autistic community’s narrative. You are an Autistic illiterate and have no business inserting your words into our conversation — and then lording your words as more important and not meant for the “autistic audience.” DUH we already FUCKING KNOW…
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From the Autistic Activism Front: Currently there’s a battle of Judith Newman’s Wikipedia page.
Here’s a note from an Autistic Ambassador:
Currently waging war at Wikipedia with dozens of others trying to keep a critique of TSWL on the Judith Newman page.
The critique paragraph was reduced to a sentence.
Newman’s attack on Wiki edits and editors is left up.