This is more for my own personal curiosity than anything. To prove a point to my self.
Then I remember the last piece of filmmaking I saw of his, that “I Am Autism” PSA, and get depressed and afraid he sees me as a burden on society who needs to be changed into a different person in order to be worthwhile.
Anybody with any media connections who might have the chance to speak with the man, PLEASE ask him for some sort of comment/apology for the widespread offense that awful PSA caused. I loved Children of Men and Prisoner of Azkaban and he produced Pan’s Labyrinth, my favorite film of all time, so I really want to like this guy, so some sort of confirmation that he does not in fact want me eradicated from existence would be a serious relief.
This here is Steven Simpson,
Steven was a 18 year old boy struggling with Autism. He had Asperger Syndrome, epilepsy and speech impairment. Steven was doused in tanning oil before being set ablazed at his 18th birthday party. Earlier in the night he had also been abused for his sexuality and his disorder. Steven died in hospital the next day from 60 percent burns and lung deterioration.
Autism is not a joke. Making fun of someone for their disorders or sexuality is not a joke. Think before you act and speak.
Reblog to show respect for Steven.
R.I.P Steven you will be missed greatly by your family <3
And his murderers only got a 3 and a half year sentence.
This is terrifying.
why is is that not tagging your hate applies to fandoms, ships and characters, but not when it affects ACTUAL PEOPLE i.e autistic people, otherwise disabled people, feminists and otherkin
Autism Speaks Premieres ‘I Want to Say’ Documentary on YouTube [VIDEO]
Here’s a really good response to this video:
So what’s going on with this Miss America thing?
Not sure whether to make heads or tails of it. Has anyone read about what autism organizations she supports or anything?
Autism Speaks and Generation Rescue.
But her platform that normal is just a dryer setting.
I think she is simply clueless about the part where those two are basically hate groups against Autistics.
She actually uses a lot of pro-neurodiversity language, and I don’t think she would consider herself a curebie, but she does support terrible organizations. I think yeah, clueless and sheltered. She also said some questionable stuff about how pageants helped her act more normal.
What I don’t get is that she’s been to the conferences and stuff, right? So she can’t be totally clueless as to what they support. I mean, don’t they talk about what they support at the conferences. Maybe she can’t see through their rhetoric, I get that. But I’m still rather bothered.
This is what she says about Generation Rescue: “Generation Rescue is dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for medical treatment to directly improve the child’s quality of life for all families in need. The autism spectrum is wide and there so many wonderful organizations that provide a variety of resources for families to explore. I am most grateful for Generation Rescue’s support.”
So she DOES seem to know it’s about trying to cure autistic people :/ but then she says “We cannot cure what is not a sickness”
Do not understand. She seems to be trying to play both parties (supporters of neurodiversity and curebies), either that or she’s just really confused.
She also supports Autism One which advocates MMS treatment though like
I’m just not okay with that.
This is confusing.
I didn’t know about this. But now that I know it happened, I’m really disappointed. Do they know how many people at the conventions they make their livings off of wouldn’t exist if Autism $peaks had their way?
I want to feel less alone, because if I read about Autism, there is hardly anyone who mentions being Autistic and LBGT.
there’s a community for us too! It’s queerautistics!
So TV.com’s been doing a poll for the year’s best animated series (http://www.tv.com/features/best-of-2012/vote/poll/SpecialFeatures:list:best-animated-series), and somehow MLP has been winning by a ridiculous margin. From what I can gather this is 4Chan’s fault (several people using scripts to continually vote) and it’s not because they love the show, but rather for more nefarious purposes.
Their purpose at a glance seems to be getting a rise out of people. But it’s worse than simply driving people crazy about . Some of the comments have been horrifically racist (I’ve flagged them, and suggest you all do the same). And then there’s the comments which seem to link bronydom with autism, as if in trying to get people angry at bronies, they’re also trying to get them angry at autistics. This is not cool. I suggest we fight back. Report the offensive comments. And since 4chan’s not playing fair, I don’t feel any guilt in fighting dirty in the polls either (http://fightforavatar.tumblr.com/post/38139416830/anyone-seeing-the-voting-results-of-tv-coms-best for info on boosting Korra, the 2nd placer; if anyone has any scripts to bump up Adventure Time or Futurama, that’d be cool too).