Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

If Your Autism Has No Place for Self-Cultivation, It Will Be Bullshit

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Jonathan Ferguson       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   3 comments, In Series: Take Down Neurodiversity

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 6/12/16

Author 504052
- Advertisement -

Autistic people cannot afford to deliberately alienate others.

The time has come to be courageous.

As a progressive, I support accommodations.

But that can never be a one-way street.

- Advertisement -

There is an old saying from Flavia Dzodan:

My feminism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit.

I won't comment here on the internal debates around intersectionality, in feminism.

- Advertisement -

I will, however, insist that if it is possible to raise the question of limited views in social justice or political critique, it is also possible to raise the question of limited views of selfhood in autistic life; including, but not limited, to autistic critique.

If your autism does not involve self-cultivation, it will be bullshit.

If you are autistic, and want accommodation from 'society,' but you do not want to reciprocate by accommodating neurotypicals and non-autistic people:

You are also the problem.

If you are autistic, and you think that adaptation is the responsibility of others, and not of you yourself:

You are also the problem.

- Advertisement -

If you are autistic, and you privilege social exclusion by others over medical impairment (whether as a causal explanation or a moral justification):

You are also the problem.

If you are autistic, and have no vision of self-cultivation, and you expect everyone else to tolerate and accept you, while you remain exactly the same, or even sink ever deeper into a morass of self-indulgent entitlement and whingeing...

You are every bit as much the problem as 'they' are.

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Jonathan Ferguson is a socio-economic liberal with strong libertarian leanings in some key issues.

Jonathan Ferguson Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Economic, Social and Class Privilege of the "Global Citizens"

Our Radical Socialist Library System is Incompatible with True Liberty, I.e. Market Fundamentalism (IRONY)

Footprints in the Desert (With Edward Said)

Philosophy of the Apology: Saying Sorry in a Patriarchal World

'The Good of Humanity' is a Blank Check for Tyranny

Renaming my Racial Privilege Series on OpEdNews: Reflexivity and Zooming Out