In the people throwing stones from houses made out of fragile glass department, I just read an interesting post from well known neurodiversity blogger Amanda Baggs. She talks about how two stellar individuals from the neurodiversity movement, Kowalski, and Sadder but wiser girl have closed down their blogs due to bullying. Amanda neglects to go into the specifics, but implies there was stalking and death threats. I am also reminded of Kevin Leitch, owner of the left brain/right brain blog who closed LB/RB for a brief time, when the infamous John Best spent time being his daughter's sockpuppet with a "daddy please cure me" thing, who is another example of an ND blogger who did something similar but not cited by Amanda.
We have to wonder if the old cliche hate begets hate applies here. The first time I had heard of Sadder but Wiser girl, she was writing about how much dissatisfaction she had with your humble blogger's beliefs that autism should be cured, nonverbal autistics should be able to speak. She also went on to compare me to a Jew who helped the Nazis during the holocaust and claimed I was the type who would gladly jump in a crematorium. Kowalski, one half of the Kowalski and Turner duo, wrote a blog post about how parents who support autism speaks and want a cure for autism are like members of the Ku Klux Klan who are forced to raise black children. Sadder but Wiser girl commented how much she agreed with K &T on this point, so in addition to believing that I am like a Jew who helps the nazis, she also believes that parents of autistic children who support autism speaks and want a cure for their children are like KKK members forced to raise black children. Though Amanda is quite vague about the specifics, we have to wonder if whatever bullying these two August bloggers have received, alleged or otherwise, was maybe due to such harsh criticism of individuals who either want a better life or want to improve the life of their children.
Amanda certainly knows about bullying. She is one of the owners of the web page autistics.org who implied that the now defunct organization Cure Autism Now only had as their goal the development of a prenatal test so that autistic fetuses could be aborted with her nasty cartoon with the autistic fetus in a trashcan with the letters CAN written on it and the caption, "The real meaning of autism prevention". Amanda has billed her organization as the real voice of autism.
Neurodiversity complaining about bullying is absurd as the majority of them are incredible bullies themselves. In addition to SBWG's comments about me, I have had my parents insulted, I have been mocked and ridiculed and libeled. One nasty blogger even went so far as to write a libelous post claiming I was at an autism dinner and looked up Portia Iversen's dress and became so enamored, I immediately became a traitor to the autistic rights movement. I have had people use me as a sock puppet and forge my name to saying certain things. I have been cussed out and ridiculed by one stellar individual who also said that I should become the homosexual bed partner of another anti-ND blogger and go to a state where homosexuals can legally marry. Phil Gluyas also created a blog Mitchell's gadfly, just directed to me where he and his friends would constantly insult me. When he realized he could not shut me up, he finally closed down Mitchell's gadfly.
I am proud to say in spite of all this abuse I have endured, I have not closed down autism's gadfly. I am proud to be one of the few voices on the internet to speak out against this ugly cult called neurodiversity.
It seems as if neurodiversity wants to dish it out they should be able to take it. Just shows what a pathetic movement they really are.