mirydian.livejournal.com ([identity profile] mirydian.livejournal.com) wrote on March 1st, 2009 at 06:37 am
This matches what I saw when I read the FARK forums, except that was filled with horrible sexism too ("The only use for teh women is hawt sex!") and the ableism was... interesting. The default for disabled people was "better off dead," but disabled people who did reckless or criminal acts were considered 'cool.' This only worked for physically disabled people too -- they could be redeemed by 'badassery,' but non-neurotypicals were devalued regardless of the circumstances.

...and when people got offended by the obvious bigotry, it was because they just weren't intelligent enough to appreciate it. Because being smart means being an asshole, apparently. *headdesks*

The stereotype division where someone on the spectrum can be either a 'pitiful autistic' or a 'fake aspie' is enough to make me afraid to call myself either even *offline.* (And especially in online non-autistic communities.)
 
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