OK SERIOUSLY THOUGH THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED

Like, there is this thing that happens a lot here in which “allies” swoop into a conversation between autistic people here on tumblr, OR an autistic person talking about themselves, and start screaming at them

because they’ve mistaken the conversation about ableism, making jokes about ableist people, and being rather tongue-in-cheek about the ableism we face every day
for Allistic (non-autistic) or Neurotypical people “making fun of autistic people”

BECAUSE OF COURSE AUTISTIC PEOPLE CAN’T INTERNET RIGHT?

HERE IS A PICTURE-PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

Autistic people are already having to police our every word, thought, facial expression, and gesture all day every day in order to avoid an ableist world actually physically destroying us

BUT WE NEED TO LET OFF SOME FUCKING STEAM SOMETIMES

AND MAKING JOKES OR USING LANGUAGE THAT HAS BEEN USED AGAINST US, LANGUAGE THAT LEADS QUITE DIRECTLY TO OUR DEATHS, AS A WAY TO TRY AND REASSERT CONTROL OVER THESE WORDS, SLURS, AND BLATANT FALSEHOODS IS OUR PREROGATIVE.

SO PLEASE LOOK AT A PERSON’S BLOG OR THEIR ABOUT PAGE BEFORE JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS AND MAKING ASSUMPTIONS THAT ARE MORE ABLEIST THAN THE “ABLEISM” YOU’RE SUPPOSEDLY CALLING OUT

OKAY