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The Root of All Cruelty? | The New Yorker

Perpetrators of violence, we’re told, dehumanize their victims. The truth is worse. Source: The Root of All Cruelty? | The New Yorker

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Autistic Inclusive Meets Community Group AIM‎ | Remember Mendip #OneOfYou #5YearsForward

TRIGGER WARNING: the video contains talk of autism cures, abuse and threats of violence. Event | Remember Mendip #OneOfYou #5YearsForward via Autistic Inclusive Meets Community Group AIM‎ A peaceful protest. A chance for autistic adults to ask why the NAS will not be pressing for a full investigation into the physical and mental trauma caused to […]

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Celebrity Veterinarian compares Autistic and Bipolar to Pigs. | Artistic Autistic

Celebrity Veterinarian Dr. Evan Antin has likened us to pigs.   I most certainly have nothing against Sus scrofa domesticus (piggies!), but I and many others note the verbiage in Antin’s post to be highly inappropriate, stigmatizing and dehumanizing. Myself and others openly lamented on his post — featured both on Facebook and Instagram — […]

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“It’s my ‘me!’” Identity, language and autism – jeanettepurkis

Today I had a particularly unpleasant exchange on Facebook with a  woman who said my use of the term ‘autistics’ was ableist. I responded by saying that many autistic people us the term Autistics t… Source: “It’s my ‘me!’” Identity, language and autism – jeanettepurkis

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On Libertarians, Autism, and Empathy – Pacific Standard

Historian Nancy MacLean’s off-the-cuff remarks earlier this month may have mischaracterized libertarianism, but they totally distorted autism. Source: On Libertarians, Autism, and Empathy – Pacific Standard

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THIS is what AUTISM looks like #RedInstead T-Shirt | Zazzle.com

THIS is what AUTISM looks like #RedInstead T-Shirt Source: THIS is what AUTISM looks like #RedInstead T-Shirt | Zazzle.com