3 comments on “Neurotypical slurs.

  1. To be ‘autistic’ is ( in the eyes of Normals):
    1) one has the incompetence of an ‘animal’;
    2) one has the coldness of a ‘machine’;
    3) the evil of ‘the enemy’.
    While #1 is applied to Many disabled people, #2 seems to be more or less unique to autist. #3, however – that is ultimately NOT a matter of anything observable, but solely a matter of deep difference, something Normals discern by instinct via ‘brain-wave interference’.
    There is no true ‘theory of mind’: what Normals do, using the cover of small-talk or other suitable camouflage, is the following: detect ‘sufficient similarity’ by brain wave ‘matching’; and then, should the accused pass the ‘are you human/like me’ test – then the nature of brain-wave interference gives an idea of relational social rank. Given these two data, instinct automatically presents an appropriate social mask which kisses up or kicks down as needed.
    Hence, #3 is a matter of being judged subhuman while looking ‘very’ human; and the more human one is, while one’s brainwaves / instincts declare otherwise – then the more capable one is AS AN ENEMY – and hence, the more one must be hated and destroyed.

  2. I am disturbed at your story of being abused as an autistic child and adult. Your description makes it sound as if any autistic person is immediately shunned as if they were a leper. This is not the case among everyone. It sadly may be the norm, but it is not the guaranteed result for everyone. Treating that thinking as a 100% assumption insults me and every other parent of an Autistic Child. My son has autism. He has a permanent learning disability, and I work for and hope that he will eventually have the writing skills that you have. If he only obtains these skills to tell the world that I am a lousy father and a bad parent, I will still be overjoyed that he has learned to communicate.

    Calling someone autistic is not an insult, it is a description of a condition. It is the same as if you were to call me bald, fat, old, or depressed. These descriptions are not flattering, but they are true. I hope that you can come to accept that autism is a description of a condition, not of a person. People who see less than that are not worthy of your time or effort.

    • “My son has autism”

      This is exactly what I am talking about in this article and in others on the subject of language. This separation in words is literally enough to make me react as if I am being threatened with rape. Because in a more horrible sense than a lot of people understand, that is more or less exactly what they are doing.

      It is also a bit on the nose to use words like “condition”. This also implies separation, and fails to take into account that a person’s neurology is even more a part of them than their nationality or sexual identity. Without neurology, we are literally nothing.

      Now, having said that, it is well worth it to ask yourself why an autistic man who can barely sleep at night because of how he has been treated at prior points of his life would simply believe all parental units and basically anyone who is not autistic to be his unqualified enemy. Because therein lies where your best course of action lies. If it bothers you so much that I would gladly trade all of the non-autistic people in the world for a world where autistic people can thrive and exist without the pervasive threat of mental/neurological rape, then it is well worth it for you to ask how you can make other non-autistic people address that problem.

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