- — Deanne Shoyer (@OMum22)Fri, Aug 21 2015 22:47:58You can read the cached version of Margaret Atwood's hair piece here: https://twitter.com/MargaretAtwood/status/634848659620909056?s=09 …
- — Deanne Shoyer (@OMum22)Fri, Aug 21 2015 22:49:37Flummoxed as to why National Post would spike Atwood's commentary, I went to the site to see for myself that it had gone. (I know, I know)
- — Deanne Shoyer (@OMum22)Fri, Aug 21 2015 22:51:21
- Apparently I'm not the only one who does this...
- — Deanne Shoyer (@OMum22)Fri, Aug 21 2015 22:53:08Because I lack impulse control and good judgement (see earlier tweet about decision to visit National Post site), I clicked on the link.
- — Deanne Shoyer (@OMum22)Fri, Aug 21 2015 23:00:06Just in case you're curious as to what on earth Colby Cosh could mean by calling Jared Fogle "mildly autistic", he makes it clearer later on
- — Deanne Shoyer (@OMum22)Fri, Aug 21 2015 23:37:25I feel I'm howling into the wind here but when people use my kid's neurotype to describe a *child abuser*, it makes me angry. It's wrong.
- Then Mr. Cosh piped in:
- — Colby Cosh (@colbycosh)Sat, Aug 22 2015 00:38:22Here’s one for the tail end of your angry Storify. I didn’t say anything objectionable about autistic people. https://twitter.com/OMum22/status/634883737482883073 …
- And Audra Williams asked a reasonable question:
- — Audra Williams (@audrawilliams)Sat, Aug 22 2015 00:41:54
- More ableism ensues:
- — Colby Cosh (@colbycosh)Sat, Aug 22 2015 00:43:01Listing kinds of people the “Subway diet” would appeal to. This includes people who prize familiarity. https://twitter.com/audrawilliams/status/634888188658589696 …
Colby Cosh used the descriptor "mildly autistic" in a piece about Jared Fogle and I ranted about it on Twitter
Journalists and other writers need to stop using a developmental disability as shorthand for something else.
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