Squawk about disability and society
Yeah, usally at about that time I punch the circle.
I take issue with the sexist nature of this exchange - what about the girls / wimmin!Cheers dearie
I tried to put in a female, but the circles wouldn't even acknowledge her existence! Maybe next time...
You know... I was seriously about to make a comic with a similar theme. (Might still do it, since mine is a little different than yours, but I got aggravated by a recent conversation and wanted to show exactly what's wrong with some elements of it.)
Hi Amanda (sorry to hijack Bev's comments thread to talk to you)Is autistics.org down? I have been unable to access it for the last several days...I wanted to quote some of your writing for the presentation i am doing at Autscape (#3), and to put the URLs of a couple of your posts into a handout to go with it.Good to see you online, as i was getting a bit worried...
Bev you have such a funny and original way of saying things. But it's sad that this message is put out time and again and just doesn't ever seem to get through to so many.
shiva: Yes, we were hacked, but we're back up (if we go down it's just repair/maintenance at the moment).
Very thought provoking. You do do good cartoons :). Have you ever done one with a square being clearly a square and other shapes saying "well, maybe they're a rhombus? Or a parallelogram?"
I like that idea, Bullet. :)
Awesome. I love these cartoons.
Thanks for the info, Amanda. It is OK to quote you in my presentation, then? (Your writing, along with to a slightly lesser extent Joel Smith's and Cal Montgomery's, was the main inspiration for it)...And, yeah, great comic again, Bev :)
Well done as usual!I tend to think of the communication deficit being a deep seated issue of the persons usually typing progress notes, or study text, or ICD/DSM description. /blushPatrick
The first translation seems to apply to all weird people. The second seems to be an existing case. But the more the translations go on, the less sense they start to make.
Hehe.... I love this!
Bev, I missed this when you first posted it. I think this is a very effective way of communicating the [pauses, searches for the right word--gives up, settles for] divide.
Oh -- you should also make it into a t-shirt.
I love all the square talk comics, but I think this one is my favourite!:)
Brilliant! And this is precisely why these organizations shouldn't hold these panel discussions about autism without one autistic person on the panel. Unfortunately that happens more often than not. Same as when an place of work or organizations sets up rules or policies they should include the voices of those who will be affected by such policies.
Imagine if that were a postcard and people like us sent it to the Autism Speaks folks. =P
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