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Neurotypical Privilege (translation - I am not autistic privilege)

http://neurotypicalprivilege.tumblr.com/
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Neurotypical privilege is not letting people who are having panic attacks leave the table during a meal.

Neurotypical privilege is talking over autistics about their autism and not allowing their voices to be heard.

Neurotypical privilege is the fetishization or neurodivergence while hiding b/h a wall of “art” or “deeper meaning”. Exploitation and appropriation for your own unhealthy fascination is not respect and education.

Neurotypical privilege is not spending the entire time at the doctor’s shaking and crying in terror because they put off you getting your shot until the very end, even though your mother specifically told them ahead of time that you have a needle phobia.
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Question:I'm really sorry to ask you this, but Google isn't giving me any answers outside of autism and ADHD. As someone with multiple phobias and (possibly seasonal) depression, would I qualify as neurodivergent/neuroatypical or not? - Anonymous
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You definitely would. I consider anyone with any mental illness or disorder or something of that sort neurodivergent. Seasonal depression is still depression and phobias alone would have you qualify in my book.
post #392 of 5582
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

You just won the Internet today.

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That's a classic.

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I remember at some point, early in the whole parenting thing, wondering for a moment if I had CFS (or some other diagnosis of exclusion). I was a type of exhausted I'd never been before, on top of being sick seemingly incessantly, and all I knew about CFS is that it's some kind of yuppie flu where you're beat all the time. Then, in a moment of clarity, I realized I was in the midst of the most taxing period my life had ever seen, so I decided to sack up and keep contributing to society.
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To elaborate on HB's Post:

Neurotypical Privilege

http://neurotypicalprivilege.tumblr.com/

http://aspergersquare8.blogspot.com/2009/08/checklist-of-neurotypical-privilege-new.html

Definition of terms
Majority: The dominant group.
Minority: (1) A racial, religious, political, national, or other group thought to be different from the larger group of which it is part; (2) A group having little power or representation relative to other groups within a society; (3) a member of one of these groups.

Neurotypical: (1) Having a type of neurology that is expected and/or favored by the society in which one lives. (i.e., having a “normal” or “typical” brain, and the typical sensory processing/body movements/facial expressions associated with a typical neurological system.)


1. I have never been told, because of my neurology, that I am incapable of feeling pain.

2. If I have a medical problem, I do not worry that my doctor will dismiss it as part of my neurotypicality.

3. When attempting to purchase health insurance, I know that I will not be rejected because I am NT.

4. If I am bullied or abused, people will not assume that my neurology means I am at least partially to blame, or that the abuse would stop if I tried harder to behave like someone else.

5. I can assume that police officers will not become alarmed at my natural body language and find it necessary to subdue me in advance of any wrongdoing.

6. I do not have to carry a special card or bracelet with me to explain my natural body movements or the sounds I naturally make.

7. I am not considered more dangerous and more likely to commit a crime because of my neurology.

8. People of my neurology are not generally considered burdensome to our families or to tax-payers.

9. Nobody will murder me because of my neurology.

10. If I am murdered, my murderer will not be let off because my murder was deemed “an act of mercy,” or given a light sentence because of the stress caused by interacting with me.

11. I do not have to fear that important decisions about my life will be made by others who are considered more qualified based on their neurology.

12. I am not expected to accept seclusion rooms, restraints, or neuro-enhancing drugs as conditions of my educational experience.

Inclusion

13. For a child of my neurotype, everyday teaching of the skills they will need to live in this society is called education or parenting—not therapy, treatment, or intervention.

14. If someone of my neurology can do something well, I will not be punished for being unable to do the same thing well or at all.

15. People do not constantly tell me that I need to work on the things which I am very bad at, at the expense of things which I am good at and enjoy doing.

16. People who have power over my education will probably not decide that, instead of receiving the academic education most of my peers receive, it would be best for me if my time in school were spent learning non-academic “skills.”

17. I can reveal my neurology to my boss and coworkers without fear of losing my job.

18. I can ask for technical or social support on the job without being seen as a troublemaker or charity case.

19. People do not automatically assume that the best place for me to live is an institution.

20. The majority of people who make the laws of my nation share my neurology.

21. The services that I need to survive not only already exist, but even if I use those services on a 24-hour basis, I will still be considered independent.

22. When I need help performing a particular task, I can ask for help without having to produce documentation to prove I actually need help with it. The help will most often be provided in a manner I can understand, and will not be considered an inconvenience or an act of pity.

23. No one sees my neurology as being in need of elimination or cure.

24. If I am visibly upset, people generally assume something must have upset me, and will generally try to help me.

25. People do not suggest that groups that are made for the benefit of people of my neurological type be led and ruled by people of a different neurological type, because mine is seen as inherently incapable.

26. I have never had to take a single test that determines, for my entire lifetime, whether I get to communicate.

Relationships

27. My family, friends, and significant others are not told that I am incapable of relating to other human beings.

28. If I am an adult, I can be a sexual being without the assumption that any partner attracted to me must be a predator or pedophile.

29. I am never told that I should not have children lest I pass on the genes that cause them to share my neurological type.

30. No one speculates about whether I am competent to raise children based solely on my neurology.

31. People do not assume that living in the same household as me is inherently “tragic” or “devastating,” or that my family, friends and partner will need a support group to deal with living with me.

32. I will not be asked to leave a public place, or to change where I live, because people are uncomfortable with my neurotypical behaviors.

33. If I am unhappy, people do not automatically assume my unhappiness is the result of me being who I am.

34. My opinions on social mores and societal issues are not dismissed based on my neurology or on the assumption that I am incapable of understanding how these things work. Likewise, my gender identity and sexual orientation are not discounted because of my neurology.
Respect

35. I expect people to presume intellect and competence with me.

36. If I fail, most will encourage me by telling me that I will ultimately succeed.

37. If I fail to understand autistic people, this is attributed to a deficit inherent in autistic people rather than in me.

38. If I have a particular talent or ability, I can demonstrate that talent without being called an “idiot savant” or my talent being called a “splinter skill” or some other demeaning word.

39. The definitions of rude and irritating conduct were developed by and for people with my neurology.

40. I am not praised for acting less neurotypical or punished for acting more neurotypical.

41. I am not expected to alter or suppress my natural ways of moving, interacting, or expressing emotion in most circumstances.

42. If I fail to alter or suppress my natural ways of moving, interacting, or expressing emotion, I do not fear public ridicule or exclusion because of this.

43. When prospective parents and others speak of wanting a “healthy child,” I know that they mean a child like me.

44. People don't accuse me of grandiosity or derisively dismiss it if I suggest that some admirable historical figure might have been neurotypical.

45. It is considered good for people who are not like me to try to act more like me.

46. My natural movements and traits are not used by my peers to ridicule others of their neurological type, either jokingly or maliciously.

47. I am never told that the fact I have a certain cognitive skill means that I am lying when I say I lack another cognitive skill. Nor am I dismissed as incapable of things I truly can do because I lack certain cognitive skills.

48. I can discuss my interests at length without this being viewed as a “symptom.”

49. When I communicate, people do not gather in crowds around me and gawk.

50. My behaviors, abilities, and skill levels at age 2 or 3 are considered indicative of an immature phase of life that will pass naturally, not as representative of my prognosis for the rest of life.
post #394 of 5582
This topic is veering off, but this story really made me smack my forehead

http://www.salon.com/2010/05/21/twincest/

Not so much the story itself (it's sick, but there are a lot of sickos) but the way Salon readers are just reflexively defending it
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I have total moral and legal integrity here: no sexual act that results from the consent of both parties should be illegal or immoral. These boys apparently consented to do this: there is no possibility of deformed or retarded children: therefore it is not a crime or your business.

This is not NAMBLA (a defunct organization for the last 15 years): this consensual. Consent is the difference between raping a child and having enjoyable sex with an adult. Who cares if that adult is your brother? Not me.

Nobody really thinks this way. They know it's depraved. They just can't bring themselves to pass judgment on deviance.
post #395 of 5582
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

This topic is veering off, but this story really made me smack my forehead

http://www.salon.com/2010/05/21/twincest/

Not so much the story itself (it's sick, but there are a lot of sickos) but the way Salon readers are just reflexively defending it
Nobody really thinks this way. They know it's depraved. They just can't bring themselves to pass judgment on deviance.

Ugh, check your Non-incestual Privilege at the door.
post #396 of 5582
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I’ve been anemic several times in my life. I noticed that I was having the symptoms so I told my acupuncturist. My acupuncturist requested that I get a blood panel confirming and, like an idiot, I went to my doctor. They told me to step on the scale and I said “No thank you” which always gets us off to a rockin’ start. The nurse opened my folder and her eyes went wide (I assume that my previous doctor had made notes about the cholesterol test debacle (which you can read about in my blog post “A Tale of Two Cholesterol Tests”). Regardless, whatever she read shook her so much that she forgot to take my blood pressure. She left, the doctor entered and that’s where the fun starts.

Doctor: What seems to be the problem?

Me: I think I’m anemic, I’m having the following symptoms….

Doctor: At your weight, it’s diabetes. Lose 50 pounds and come back.

Me: (remaining calm) I’m happy to entertain that as a possibility, but I’m going to want a blood test to confirm.

Doctor: (handing me a diet and exercise sheet) It’s really not necessary, no matter what is wrong with you, you’ll feel a lot better if you lose 50 pounds.

Me: Be that as it may, I’m going to insist on a blood test. It’s not like I’m asking you to pay for it. Also, this exercise sheet says that I should start by walking 10 minutes a day. I currently work out about 20 hours a week so should I stop all that and substitute a brisk walk? It would certainly save me a lot of time, but I doubt it would have the intended results.

Doctor: (sighing heavily and looking at me as if I’m a definitely a liar) Fine, I’ll do the test.

I wait, he comes back.

Doctor: Your glucose is 72.

Me: Isn’t that basically perfect?

Doctor: Yes, but you probably still have diabetes, we just need to test you at different times.

Me: (now beginning to lose patience) In the meantime, could we perhaps do a test for, oh – I don’t know…anemia?

Doctor: I suppose.

I wait, he comes back

Doctor: Well, you have anemia.

Me: (positively dripping with sarcasm) That’s so WEIRD, that what I thought I had!

Now, out of curiosity, if I had followed your diet and exercise sheet as you requested and managed to lose the two pounds per week that you want me to lose, unlike the 95% of people who fail, it would have taken be 25 weeks. What would have happened if I had dieted while my anemia went untreated for 25 weeks? And since you seemed to be stumped with that one, let me ask you another… How many other people have you done this too? How any people have become sick or died at your hand because you looked at them and diagnosed them as “fat”?

Doctor: I think we would have noticed if things didn’t improve once you had lost 25lbs.

Me: Really? I doubt it. It seems to me that you pulled 50 pounds out of your ass, since you don’t have my weight or height. So I doubt that 25 pounds would have been a magic number that made you pay attention to my actual symptoms. Also, you didn’t answer my question, what would have happened?

Doctor: I guess you could have technically died…

Me: I’m leaving, and I’m not paying for this.

Doctor: Of course.

What about you? Do you have doctor stories – good, bad, funny, interesting? Please feel free to put them in the comments below.

http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/so-my-doctor-tried-to-kill-me/
post #397 of 5582
How much do you have to eat to work out 3 hours a day and still be 50 lbs overweight?
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

How much do you have to eat to work out 3 hours a day and still be 50 lbs overweight?

As much as they eat in Fictionland, the capital of which is Made Up Stories.
post #399 of 5582
Could one of the docs chime in...testing for anemia means you're probably going to get an H&H, CBC, and B12, right? I don't know a single GP that draws blood in his/her office let alone has the equipment to get the results while a fat woman sits in his exam room. Am I off here?

Also, as far as "doing the test" and waiting for the results on a blood glucose? How stupid are her readers? Every phattie under the sun does finger sticks four times a day and gets immediate results.
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Apropos this was on the BBC today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25118857

The Dances with Fat chic of course is a big (SWIDT?) hero in the "obese but metabolically healthy" current chatter in those circles.
post #401 of 5582
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Could one of the docs chime in...testing for anemia means you're probably going to get an H&H, CBC, and B12, right? I don't know a single GP that draws blood in his/her office let alone has the equipment to get the results while a fat woman sits in his exam room. Am I off here?

Also, as far as "doing the test" and waiting for the results on a blood glucose? How stupid are her readers? Every phattie under the sun does finger sticks four times a day and gets immediate results.
A diagnosis of anemia just requires a hemaglobin. But the diagnosis alone is pretty meaningless. You then have to figure out the etiology which requires more tests which may or may not be available in a primary care setting. I seriously doubt any primary care physician would be as dismissive of a patient with these complaints as described. I'd venture a guess that this person actually went to an ER or urgent care clinic that they incorrectly use for primary care and was (rightly) dismissed.
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I doubt she ever went to a doctor. I'm pretty sure everything she wrote is a lie.

But that's the way Critical Fat Theory works, the stories don't have to be literally true so long as they expose the larger truth.
Edited by Harold falcon - 12/4/13 at 6:53am
post #403 of 5582
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I doubt she ever went to a doctor. I'm pretty sure everything she wrote is a lie.

But that's the way Critical Fat Theory works, the stories don't have to be literally true so long as they expose the larger truth.
It's so insensitive of you to use the word "larger." I'm sure they would prefer "greater."
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Why is she so bitter that her brother can stand up while taking a piss and can't?
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