“non-autistic people can hurt us, even in the safest of spaces. Even from within a neurodivergent majority. Even with nine words.”

This post describes the allistic-autistic power imbalance so very accurately. I can imagine with disgusting clarity the precise tone of voice and attitude with which Amythest was addressed, and how completely deflating and triggering it must have been. Adult autistics being autistic are consistently infantalised and, because infants are not treated as autonomous beings with opinions and an active gaze, to be infantalised is to be addressed as only a nearly-human; the observed, and not the observer; the receiver, not the agent, of judgement. Anyway, here is Amythest’s post: neurowonderful.tumblr.com/…/it-looked-like-you-enjoyed-that-too-didnt-you


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