I don’t think it’s ableist to say words like stupid or dumb but I think such words are mean and imprecise. That being said, I’m having a hard time thinking of a way to criticize the people who are taking issue with my self-diagnosis post without using these words.
Here’s a great tip. Instead of putting on your about page “Autism (self-diagnosed)” put “I suspect I may have autism” or even “My social skills are lacking”. Your credibility will increase tenfold.
ummm… this is rly ableist :\
It’s ableist to imply that autistic people have less developed social skills then allistic people? Seriously, a deficiency in social skills is necessary in order for a person to be considered autistic. How is it then ableist to state a fact?