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Records show prejudice behind sterilization of disabled people:The Asahi Shimbun

Doctors were unemotional, unsympathetic and often discriminatory in describing disabled and other in Source: Records show prejudice behind sterilization of disabled people:The Asahi Shimbun

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Saturated – losing my mojo, & the question of embodied existence as an autistic person.

Originally posted on The other side:
Photograph by Stu Allsopp 2018 Don’t bother reading this. Yes – probably this blog post has been written before. Possibly even by me? I’ve written so very many posts since my diagnosis that even I can’t keep up! Deja vu, reinventing the wheel, this is what comes to mind…

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You don’t understand my mental illness and that’s OK

Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog:
Here goes nothing. I think all too often we forget that empathy and understanding are not synonymous. There is nothing more offensive and nothing that minimizes a mental illness more than to tell someone that you understand what it feels like. The fact is that you…

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Oh, how I would love to talk about ideas…

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
So, this trip has been interesting. I have 11 hours to go (and yes, I am counting), till I get to leave the office, get in my car, and drive to the airport. Then, I’ll have yet another bite to eat, board the plane, and fly home. I…

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Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism

Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system. Source: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism