• Helmic [he/him]@hexbear.net
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      3 months ago

      No, I’ve pointed this out before how the robot memes are based on mocking these people for seeming autistic. Comparing autistic people to robots ia a whole thing, and while it is more complicated in media than being always unacceptable (ie Data is a beloved autistic icon) in this instance someone’s humanity is being stripped for looking and behaving like me. I blossomed under Covid specifically because wearing a mask means I don’t need to fake emoting how allistics expect me to emote.

      There only isn’t more pushback because there’s little faith people will take ableism seriously enough to drop a shitty bit. We already don’t tolerate calling Hillary Clinton a man or whatever other transmisogynistic garbage, the difference is that most of us are tauglht early on that sexism is bad, while transphobia is a central issue in the culture war - everything else follows from that and one can expect a struggle session to ultimately end in the favor of those pushing back against bigoted language, at least in most leftist spaces. Ableism meanwhile is pretty acceptable even on the left, it’s not just chuds doing it so it isn’t as easy to expect leftists to automatically confront it, and so a lot of us just let it slide knowing we are just going to be mocked for saying anything so we might as well play along with it

      • RNAi [he/him]@hexbear.netOP
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        25 days ago

        I get your points but I don’t think Zuckerberg nor Musk are autistic and even if they were they dont behave the way they do for being autistic, but rather because they are soulles psycopathic shitstains with too much money

        Maybe calling a psycopath a shitstain for being a psycopath is ableism since they can’t help it, but eh