Month: July 2015

Postscript: An Open Letter To Jim Carrey

Oh my gosh. I had no idea this was going to get around the way it has. I thought I’d just say hello to you all, and thank you for appreciating my post. I wrote a comment on a Think Progress story and decided to make a blog post out of it because I was livid. It came out in maybe ten minutes, tops – it’s just so important to me that anti-vaxxers know what their opinions do to autistic people. We deserve more than to be collateral damage in some war on the government. We’re whole, entire people – yes, even the nonverbal among us. We deserve dignity, autonomy and respect, and when someone isn’t giving that to us, they generally have me to deal with.

I don’t post very often compared to some other autistic people, usually once a month or so. I write legal copy for a living and sometimes I just don’t have the energy to post about such serious and personal topics that usually crop up in the autistic rights movement. But when I do post, I work hard to make it good. I hope you stick around. 🙂

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An Open Letter To Jim Carrey

Dear Jim,

Normally one uses surnames for people they haven’t met, but given the appalling way you’ve just behaved and the ignorance you’ve displayed, I don’t have enough respect for you to bother.

Let’s get down to brass tacks.

I am an autistic adult, and I am angry.

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