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Sep. 11th, 2010 03:49 pm
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I really hate the phrase "able minded". My mind is not unable it's just different

Date: 2010-09-12 01:38 am (UTC)
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It does at times socially feel harder to function, because well socially expectations, and other things are pretty much made from a neurotypical centric perspective. It's one thing if someone sees it as harder to socialize due to that, but yeah when people refer to autism/aspergers as a mental disability that the individual "suffers" from it's really irritating.

If someone is going to pity me, I'd rather they pity me because I'm stuck in a neurotypical society, not because I'm not neurotypical myself. (I assume that's what this entry was about correct me if I'm mistaken?).

Date: 2010-09-12 03:06 am (UTC)
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yeah this was exactly what I was talking about

Date: 2010-09-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
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idk if i'm overstepping because i don't have any mobility-related impairments but it seems like even "able-bodied" is kind of contrary to the social model of disability. the disability is a societal failure to accommodate for difference, whether it's a ramp or a less neurotypical centered perspective on human "worth." and yet "differently abled" almost instantly became a terribly condescending liberal thing. idk.

Date: 2010-09-13 06:49 pm (UTC)
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I think the phrase "able minded" is worse for me but it might just be because I'd never heard it before. Idk I need to think about it more I think


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