No One Is Spared

They didn't want to feel safe. They wanted a chance to watch the people of Jarden learn that no one gets to be spared from grief and sadness.

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People on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum are *not* “undomesticated humans”

The psychology tradition of treating autistic people as less than human clearly continues in modern psychology.

the silent wave

Recently, a lovely commenter and friend (whose identity I won’t mention here, unless given specific permission to do so) notified me of an article published in Psychology Today, by a certain “Dr” Christopher Badcock, that made the bold claim that “autistics” are “undomesticated humans”.  Although I had seen the article when it first appeared and mentally spouted off a hot, snarky retort back then, vowing to write a post about it at some point, time intervened, and the post had gone unwritten.

Until today.

My amazing friend deserves the all the credit for this post (thank you!!), because they rekindled the fire not only by providing a link to the article, but also encouraging me to write a rebuttal.

And so it is.

Note to the psychology/psychiatry “experts”: we need to get one thing straight, right now: people “with” Asperger’s/autism are not – and I repeat: not – “undomesticated humans”.

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And Still She Persisted

The Blood Quantum rules set by the Indian Act say that my children can have treaty status, but their children will lose status, if they have a parent who does not have treaty status. The reason: those children would no longer be First Nations Enough. Think about that. Family, culture, language, and land are all being reduced to a process you'd use to figure out the pure-bred status of a dog.