[LMB] Gene cleaning in real life

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 15:07:18 GMT 2017

On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 11:12 PM, Beatrice_Otter <
beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com> wrote:

> I need to point out here that there are quite a lot of autistic parents
> who make money off of portraying themselves as martyrs.  They treat their
> children like this, and then tell horror stories of the worst things their
> child does (when half of it is their own fault, and not their child's), and
> then they put it online and say "see what a wonderful parent I am, and what
> I have to put up with, and how horrible autism is!"  And they get both
> sympathy and ad revenue for doing it.  And their blog posts, book deals,
> and interviews do a LOT to shape public perception of autism and
> autistics.

Oh dear, now you've gotten into the territory of Lies, D at mned Lies, and
Statistics.  With enough anecdata, you can prove that the sky is green and
grass is yellow. All the time!  Not just as a heavenly tornado warning or
withered grass.


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