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.
Environmental Body versus Environmental Risk Part One
The concept of an environmental body versus a body that is an environmental risk meets at the intersection of many marginalized identities. Pristine wilderness environments have been set aside to "protect" them from some bodies while being made available to other bodies as a means of obtaining a transcendent experience in nature. What factors are considered in what bodies are considered Environmental Risk?
Power Dynamics, Pathologization, and Paradigm Shifts: The Neurodiversity Paradigm (Transcript of ep. 2 of Autism and The Human podcast)
In this episode, I explore the vocabulary of the neurodiversity paradigm. This will include a deep dive into Nick Walker's "Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities."
Autism and The Human Episode 1: Limbic, Liminal, Labels and Language: The Language of Autism (Published June 6, 2022)- Transcript of Podcast
n this episode, I talk about the language of autism. The existence of an Autistic Lexicon helps establish Autism as a cultural identity. I discuss terms such as Changeling, Asperger's, Aspie, Autist etc. This includes a breakdown of why Hans Asperger sucked. I also talk about the social model of disability versus the medical model.
Disability in Steven Universe: Monster Reunion
I have a bone to pick about the way this person behaved. Marginalized people are often expected to defend their experiential learning and perceptions (people of various faiths, LGBTQIA, PW Disabilities, POC etc). When they express an opinion on Social Media, they are suddenly expected to provide a dissertation in support of their point of view.
Life Unworthy of Life – DeVos, Sessions, Piers Morgan & Life of Disabled People
They Say: He hasn't done this or that, and he probably won't Jim Jefferies Says: Give him a chance. Hitler didn't kill the Jews on the first day. He worked up to it. Piers Morgan: You see. That is the exact, ridiculous, hysterical, over the top nonsense that is making people frightened.