Tag Archives: social

Killing autistic people A-OK with Facebook

Last night I posted a request to autistic friends and allies to report a Facebook page called “Exterminate all Autistics.”  Many did and by the next morning the page had been removed.  But earlier in the evening, one friend received … Continue reading

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Obesity, disability are not capital offenses

This is unbelievable.  The AP story as published here by ABC News begins with these words: “Eric Garner was overweight and in poor health. He was a nuisance to shop owners who complained about him selling untaxed cigarettes on the … Continue reading

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Form, function and authenticity – an essay on facial hair

When I’m in the right frame of mind, Internet trolls are an endless source of amusement. Unfortunately, that isn’t often and the rest of the time they just make me fear for the future of the human race. I practice … Continue reading

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My position on #BoycottAutismSpeaks

There’s a bit of a debate in the autism community concerning Autism Speaks and today I got pulled into a heated Twitter discussion on it.  It’s a bit ironic that a group of people characterized by difficulty communicating with the … Continue reading

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The humility/noteriety spectrum

The first part of my life could be described as a long string of attention-seeking incidents. Some of them, like getting bitten in the head by a big dog at the age of 4, didn’t start out that way but … Continue reading

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Tweetreach report for #BoycottAutismSpeaks

It’s always interesting to me when seemingly unrelated things intersect. Last night I was reading up on some writer web sites and someone mentioned Tweetreach, a service that I’d never heard of. So I fired up an account and plugged … Continue reading

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A working definition of hate in three acts

Yesterday I participated in a virtual march on Autism Speaks.  There was a rather large outpouring of tweets and Facebook posts. I thought it would be great if we had some news coverage so I looked up the news staff … Continue reading

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US Autism Caucus activist directory

Yesterday in a Twitter chat with Lynne Soraya (you can visit Lynne on Twitter or Facebook), several of us were discussing how to compile a directory of the US legislators involved with the Autism Speaks to Washington event. Many of us … Continue reading

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Paradigms and puzzle pieces

I’ve been lucky enough in my lifetime to witness sweeping cultural changes with respect to race and gender equality.  Part of this was the changing larger cultural context of the times in which I grew up and part of it … Continue reading

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My journey to the brink and back

I originally wrote this in response to a question received in the first week after starting the blog, and then I shelved it.  After leaving school I never gave much thought to these events so when I undertook to put … Continue reading

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