This thing. It has been making its rounds on Facebook. (I haven’t bothered to check Pinterest yet. I don’t think I have the energy to look for it actively.)
I am not deliberately wanting to be contrary about normative social humour (despite my reputation for being so). I ‘get’ the joke and generalised implication. However, the creator of this thing and the 95% of humanity on social media who support the message have not given an iota – not even a split second – of thought to the paradigm of ‘Other’ or even acknowledging the existence of this silent, ‘invisible’ ‘Other’ in this sweeping pronouncement. Who are these ‘Other’ people?
Me. Autistic people. People with neurocultural sensory-cognitive-proprioceptive differences. Continue reading