I know, I know – I beat the MIT autism research center topic to death yesterday, but this was too obscenely (in a good way) downright awesome not to share. This is a must-read. Seriously. I mean, with passages such as, “you think that (if) you get rid of it (autism), the problem goes away: one more step towards a safe, comfortable utopia. You need to realize how unstable this really is, though…”, who COULDN’T keep reading?? Awesome writing right there 🙂
In the second installment of Sophia Yells At Universities On Social Media: MIT!
I’m not going to go overly into detail about why this article shows that MIT’s new 20 million dollar autism centre is a thinly-disguised eugenics party, mostly because I’ve already done so here on Facebook. (Also not gonna talk about that patronising jerk that responded to me there because honestly fuck that guy.)
What I’m gonna say is this:
If you support this kind of cure/prevent/eradicate talk, you might have any number of reasons for it. You might be a misguided parent who sees how your child struggles and mistakenly blames the autism itself, rather than the world that is so hostile to autistic people. You might fear or despise autistic people because they’re different and that scares you. You might have crunched some numbers and found that actually, a $20 million research grant is what it…
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