Maybe news people shouldn’t assume things about their subjects’ religion.
Also, if you listen to the rest, this woman handled it in a way I wish religious people would handle things.
Background is a pale Autism Speaks puzzle piece with the “No” or “Not allowed” circle and strikethrough. The text reads:
Autism $peaks has ZERO autistic leaders
Autistic Self Advocacy Network: 100% autistic leadership
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered: 100% leadership with intellectual or developmental disabilities
National Down Syndrome Society: 7 leaders with Down Syndrome
Autism Society of America: 5 autistic leaders
Autism $peaks: ZERO autistic leaders
Autism Speaks needs to change their name. I don’t believe that they’re useless like some people (speaking as an aspie) but we should just admit they’re for the parents of autistic kids, not for the kids themselves.
Don’t ask the bully to change by giving the bully a bully pulpit. Shut them up by really taking them down a peg. They don’t want their clothes on uncool kids? Good. Give them to the most socially unacceptable people like this filmmaker who is giving the clothes to homeless people. Find them in second hand shops and deface them and wear them around with holes and spray paint on them to your comic book stores and Dungeons and Dragons games. Make that brand as “uncool” as it can possibly be. Don’t try and get them to accept you by asking nicely. Fool me once…
Stores like this will never change. People like this will never change. I have spent too much of my life hoping they would…starting movements over things that weren’t in anyone’s best interests. Don’t ask permission for the cool kids to accept you. Find the coolness in yourself and watch as the cool kids who wouldn’t give you the time of day implode. You’re a square peg…stop trying to fit in a round hole.
The fall from coolness happens sooner or later and the fall is enough to make a hater wince in sympathy. Don’t ask for permission to fall with them.
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