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.
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?