This episode addresses how autistic people are commodified within the neoliberal capitalistic system. They are made into products within an educational and health care system that includes abusive practices such as Applied Behavior Analysis. I discuss some of the worst examples of this abuse, including the torture of autistic children at the Judge Rotenberg Center.
Today's episode I am going to take a bit of a break from researching new content by doing a compilation of content from my old WordPress blogposts. A huge upside of this is that content warnings won't be needed this week. I am talking to you today about "Perseverance," "Aphantasia," "Sentinel Intelligence," and "Imposter Syndrome."
Today's episode will examine how mental illness is scapegoated for the high gun violence rate in the Unites States of America. This podcast is based on statistical evidence, experts who have written peer reviewed journal articles, and even a report from the USA Department of Defense.
In this second part of Environmental Body versus Environmental Risk, I talk about autism in relation to Greta Thunberg and her environmental activism. I talk about what her notoriety within the Climate Change Activism movement might mean for other autistic people.