What’s in a Word: Asperger’s and Hate Groups, or the Cassandras | Terra Vance

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Last updated: 26 Jan 2019

Who are the Cassandras?

In Greek mythology, Cassandra was cursed to see the future, but no one would believe her. In the modern world of the internet, Cassandras are women who have banded together to fight a common enemy: Aspies.

Except…

Their partners are not aspies, at least the vast majority of them. I would feel confident in estimating that upwards of 95% of them have partners who are diagnosed by no one other than themselves. In that microcosm, they celebrate being neurotypical as if it’s a severely oppressed minority.

Trigger warning: there is hate speech against autistic adults and children quoted in this article. Please do not continue reading this article if you are not in a place to process the emotional burden of this kind of exposé.

A Hard Truth …

Source: What’s in a Word: Asperger’s and Hate Groups, or the Cassandras


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