Hey everyone, I’m Napalmnacey. I’ve blogged for years informally at my LJ, logansrogue, and now I’m contributing at Hoyden! I’m an artist, musician and singer, and I’m working on my first novel. I write and draw comics and I am… Read More ›
Horrendous autism “advocacy” video
Because Kids with Autism are just that Difficult to Know and Understand, and that Huge a Burden to Real People, apparently. Also, the message is that supporting Autistic people here and now is not nearly as important as raising money for cure/prevention some many years in the future.
Femmostroppo Reader – August 23, 2009
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. Sex makes babies?! zomg. – “In sunny old Melbourne town a wealthy man procured the services… Read More ›
Michael Savage is a drongo
I could have used many harsher terms, but I was exhausted from outrage and despair after reading his latest, and couldn’t really give him my best invective. Apparently, despite decades of study from medical and childhood health professions, Michael Savage… Read More ›
John McCain supports pseudoscience
This should hardly be surprising news, as he panders to just about every other kook group that could get him elected, but McCain recently came out and supported the repeatedly disproved “vaccines cause autism” crowd (or at least that a… Read More ›
Growing Up Different: Temple Grandin’s experiences with autism (and mine)
The whole article speaks to me about my experiences raising my autistic son, but this section especially:
AUTISTIC TACTILE PROBLEMS
I pulled away when people tried to hug me, because being touched sent an overwhelming tidal wave of stimulation through my body. I wanted to feel the comforting feeling of being held, but then when somebody held me, the effect on my nervous system was overwhelming.
Small itches and scratches that most people ignored were torture. A scratchy petticoat was like sandpaper rubbing my skin raw.