2017 Update: I was on other parts of social media at this time too. There are many people who have higher functioning autism that you can’t tell them and a special-snowflake or a Social Justice Warrior apart. Prior to 2016, ether SJW or special snowflakes were not in the lexicon.
The common problem with any advocate (including the anti-vaxxers is the ability to run away from their problems from time to time. Being razor sharp on such issues all the time is perhaps the very same reason why there is frivolous cases of “ableism” here and there.
The problem is so many, they do not have a life. Life other than throwing rocks at opposing’s windows.
Before I start, I should disclose, that I do feel that I myself, and perhaps others have become a victim of being discriminated by “ableism.” These Asperger’s types have gone so far to make “ableism” to be put on steroids. While there is discrimination, and abuse, there are more healthy ways instead of using University type of language in the tone of anger. I’ll even say for myself, it may not make me go anywhere…which is why I try to redirect the energy to reform. Oh I’m not sure if “reform” is an OK word.
Anyways, a blogger named “Lydia Brown” (apparently it’s inappropriate to refer to it by gender…use your imagination – if you can tell if it is a fe/male) apparently had enough on Friday of “ableism” and started a hashtag on social media entitled “#TheAbleistScript.” This individual has claimed credit to the movement.
The movement, in my opinion should be in question.
When seeing the activity on Twitter, it’s not your logical discrimination, it’s also who say things like “my prayers are with you, get through it. You can do this!”. Apparently encouragement and support is offensive, and prejudicial. Or the “happy hands” when autistics get too excited in public places. Don’t get me started when these thin skin types say things in anger like “disability doesn’t define you”.
Or this one:
So how is touching someone equivalent to racism or ablism?
So for me – what words should I f—–g use? Are we going to have to be the word police? Can we have any opinions?
While I’m mostly liberal on social issues, I guess I’m that wacky right wing nut job when it comes to this (in their view), because I do not like the radical wing of the liberals when it comes to words. I’ve strongly made my point in the last month, that the actions done by non profits, the actions of municipal agencies, and even teachers in the most liberal states on the east coast not doing their job, I think we (if you want to include all of us as a movement) should be redirecting what they interprut “just words” to the actions, because actions mean a lot than words.
As my mother would say “actions speak louder than words.” And while “strength in numbers” matter, the problem is everyone speaks the same narrative, the same pitch, the same tone, over and over. Any difference of an opinion would make this writer “ableist”
I’m going to say this, I’ve lived in NH my entire life, there is ablism for sure. I’ve spent my entire out of district high school career in Massachusetts, another ableist state under very out of touch government bureaucrats who never taught in a classroom. A man in Lowell has my dreams all because he has Aspergers and I have PDD-NOS. A lot of my PDD-NOS type of peers are living in unpredictable living situations. Where’s the outrage?
This is why special interests groups, mixing in with autism, or high functioning autism is disturbing. I am very sorry to say but many of these high functioning “intellectuals” where even I don’t fit in because I’m too “simple” for them, but they need to learn how to be happy instead of trying to control a narrative. You cannot change an adult of how they think. They have their views; you have your’s, don’t attack others unless you want them to return the favor.
These people seem to not have a life. Where is their source of income? How can they get paid to attack other people online – for a simple differning view. Why are they so angry about “tone policing”? Why do they think they can be above the social rules and act like complete fools and think acting foolish will equate to change?
What about some recreation in life? What about a vacation to Disney World? What about watching a hockey game? Why listen to some music and get some news outside the propaganda machine from NPR? Why have a flipping hobby? (Oh wait, I can’t ask those questions because that’s “ableist”.) Why don’t these people understand anger doesn’t get them anywhere. I don’t see many of these people making progress, they are causing a regression.
I can’t respect people when they can’t respect other’s opinions. That’s a direct violation to the “social skills” taught when they were children. I guess the better question is, where the hell is their parents – if they aren’t around – did they ever have any to begin with?