I MEAN SERIOUSLY MR. SINGER I’M SURE YOU’RE VERY SMART BUT PLEASE STOP SAYING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER.
I’ve just spent the last few hours procrastinating and attempting to answer questions on Peter Singer’s “Famine, Aflluence, and Morality”. Take a glance at the article and you’ll know why my brain hurts by page four.
Out of curiosity, how is 'sherlock holmes from bbc sherlock behaves like an overgrown child' ableist?
THIS IS SUPER HELPFUL HOLY COW
Obviously Sherlock is a very high functioning genius.
And often times a lot of individuals with autism can’t be held responsible for all of their actions all the time, because autism is the nature of misunderstanding/ not processing everything fully an perhaps not seeing how one thing will relate to another.
BUT LEMME JUST SAY the precious little shits I work with sure as hell know when they’re provoking others and know exactly how to manipulate staff to get what they want so.
Not sure where this comment was going.
your comment was going right out the door and into the trash.
Why. I don’t understand.
i’m trying to respond to this in a kind way because i want to believe you genuinely don’t understand why and are open and willing to learn why your comment was a bad and misinformed one. i do not want to argue, but this is me calling you out.
you use functioning labels like ‘high-functioning’. high-functioning genius isn’t even a thing that i’m aware of, but aside from that, functioning labels are not generally accepted in the autistic community. most of us resent them and resent those who use them to describe us, because it belittles and degrades those with differing abilities. please don’t use high-functioning or low-functioning in regards to autistic people or anybody else with a disability.
you use person first phrasing when you said ‘individuals with autism’. most of the autistic community don’t like that phrasing. a lot of us use identity first, as in an autistic person. i know there are some autistic people that don’t care or mind either way or even prefer person first language, but for others it’s come to hold the meaning that we are some how suffering WITH our autism and we’re not. please don’t use that phrasing unless you’ve asked the autistic person first which they prefer.
you claim autistics can’t be held responsible for their actions. i wasn’t sure how to personally address this, but i asked my friend goldenheartedrose and this is her explanation of why this idea is wrong:
it’s ableist because it’s taking his thoughts, behaviors, ways of being and infantilizing them and making them trivial and taking away his credibility by saying he’s a child, and in our society children are often times shut out and shut down and made to feel inferior simply because they are children.
it’s ableist to most of us who see sherlock as autistic and as a representation of ourselves because we are told we act like children or are made out to be helpless babies that A) can’t take care of ourselves or B) can’t ~help what we do~ or C) are taken advantage of because of this idea that autistic people are perpetual children.
so basically saying sherlock behaves like a child is taking away his accountability for his actions. sure he’s a turd a lot of time and he’s rude, inconsiderate and callous, but he’s entirely accountable for his actions for his actions.
basically, that is in and of itself ableist because it assumes that autistic people cannot be taught these things. autistic people need to be given boundaries just like any other person. that false understanding leads to a lot of us suffering abuse (either as abused people or as abusers because we aren’t treated as though we CAN learn anything, so people don’t bother to teach us.
you sort of defined what autism is and unless you are autistic yourself, you can read from books and scientific sources all you want, but that is not what autism is for all of us. autism is different for everybody. autism is not the nature of misunderstanding or of missing social cues. it’s difficulties with communication, sensory processing, social situations, etc etc. we’re not stupid. sometimes we lose words and sometimes we don’t have verbal words at all. that doesn’t mean we cannot communicate as verbal communication isn’t the end all be all of expressing oneself. some autistics are super great and comfortable during social situations, some of us aren’t, some are between. autism is a spectrum.
you call the autistic people you work with ‘little shits’. i know in reality you probably meant this as a term of endearment, but do you know how often we hear things like that and it’s not meant from the heart? do you know how often those people you work with will hear derogatory terms like that coming from people they are meant to trust? do you know how often they’re going to be humiliated because they’re autistic? please do not call them names. it’s belittling.
you talk about the people you work with knowingly manipulating people to get things that they want as though that’s an integral part of being autistic. it isn’t. this kind of thought process is damaging to autistic people. it’s showing already that you don’t think autistic people are capable of learning right from wrong or learning boundaries. autistic people are no more manipulative than the rest of society.
basically, your entire comment was really hurtful and harmful to autistic people because it’s spreading the belief that we are somehow less or that we can’t speak for ourselves, but only through people like you who claim to work with us and for us, but consistently leave us out of the discussion about us. i really hope this was helpful to you and that you can see why i reacted to your comment as strongly as i did. if you want to continue the conversation, i expect it to be kept civil so we can both gain from the encounter.
this is never going to not be funny
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I finally finished them all ^o^ Thank you everyone for being interested and for your support!
I’m 20 years old and I still can’t spell unessarcaryccery
a shirt has one Collar, two Sleeves
you dear sir, have changed my life
WHATEVER IT TAKES! *aggressively supports you*
Aw thanks friend! :D *aggressively feels supported*
do boys even get crushes on girls do boys even like girls do boys even feel things
and thats how boys work thats what we feel
spending 300 hours developing characters that arent even main characters
liking them more than your main characters