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Autism Women's Network: Disability Doesn't Come With Extra Time and Energy

What's missing from the discussion is that disabled people work harder because of the fear of losing their job, and the difficulty of finding one, in the face of workplace disablism. So when people misinterpret it as some positive, that's three separate layers of disablism being compounded into one positive.

Date: 2017-06-05 01:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rmc28
realsocialskills is an amazing tumblr

Date: 2017-06-05 01:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
YES. Thank you.

Date: 2017-06-05 09:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
I'm so fortunate to have joined the internet in the age of autistics.

The meta-analysis required to conform to their parents' standards of neurotypicality also brings profound social insights like that one.

Date: 2017-06-06 02:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
Haha, so true.

(And thank-you, David, for posting the link to the article; it's VERY relevant to my interests!)

Date: 2017-06-06 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
Disability Doesn't Come With Extra Time and Energy

Come on, next you'll be telling me that you don't get free psychic insights if you're blind.

Date: 2017-06-06 01:39 am (UTC)
sovay: (Sovay: David Owen)
From: [personal profile] sovay
we got them if we were wheelchair users. Still waiting...

Much sympathy. I'm still waiting for my cut of the international Jewish conspiracy.

Edited Date: 2017-06-06 01:42 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-06 03:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vass
Yeah, this. I've read similar things way too many times in similar articles, and at least one book on Asperger's and employment.

I once read this article addressed to potential employers, on why they should employ disabled people, on a government-funded disability employment website, that stated that in so many words -- it actually came out and said that we'd be "loyal employees" who would stay in the job longer because it's harder for us to find a job.

I just. Can we NOT tell employers things about us that amount to "please abuse and exploit this population, they won't stand up for themselves or leave"?


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