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Posted 10/2/15 , edited 10/2/15
Que the buzzfeed title but anyhow

I was playing a game and some guy kept insulting someone saying they are so Autistic.
So me being a smartass turned around and said "You are so neurotypical" in a voice that made it known i was using it derogatorily to show how stupid what he was saying was.

Now someone i knew saw that and wrote this


""Calling someone normal in a derogatory manner is cringeworthy because it demonstrates a terrible level of elitism and special snowflake-ism, which is unfortunately common in persons afflicted with an autism spectrum disorder. Calling someone autistic because they're autistic isn't cringeworthy any more so than calling a weirdo a weirdo for being a weirdo."


Does anyone else here ....disagree and think it's cringy to use either words in a Derogative manor.

Apparently wanting respect makes you a "Special snowflake".

Just though i would show you guys as you are not as ignorant and bigoted as some of the people out on the net.
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You'd be surprised how pissed off some people get when you actually tell the truth about them.

I called a woman a "woman" once and they got SUPER pissed.

I don't think it's the actual word that pisses people off as much as it is the intent, though.

Like "oh, you can't do this because you're a woman" or like "this isn't your type of thing because you're (a quality you actually possess)" in that kinda way is a little messed up.

But perception can really screw with people because I'm called "black" almost all the time and I'm like "yeah, I know that too".
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Kid2daKrazx wrote:

You'd be surprised how pissed off some people get when you actually tell the truth about them.

I called a woman a "woman" once and they got SUPER pissed.

I don't think it's the actual word that pisses people off as much as it is the intent, though.

Like "oh, you can't do this because you're a woman" or like "this isn't your type of thing because you're (a quality you actually possess)" in that kinda way is a little messed up.

But perception can really screw with people because I'm called "black" almost all the time and I'm like "yeah, I know that too".



Wow i see no need to get pissed off by that but yeah its the intent.
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Posted 10/2/15 , edited 10/2/15

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Kid2daKrazx wrote:

You'd be surprised how pissed off some people get when you actually tell the truth about them.

I called a woman a "woman" once and they got SUPER pissed.

I don't think it's the actual word that pisses people off as much as it is the intent, though.

Like "oh, you can't do this because you're a woman" or like "this isn't your type of thing because you're (a quality you actually possess)" in that kinda way is a little messed up.

But perception can really screw with people because I'm called "black" almost all the time and I'm like "yeah, I know that too".



Wow i see no need to get pissed off by that but yeah its the intent.


I mean it's like this:

Woman: "Why can't I (verb)"

Man: "You're just a woman"

The man may be saying something obvious but he'd still look rude simply because what does her being a woman have to do with anything. Y'see what I mean?
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Kid2daKrazx wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


Kid2daKrazx wrote:

You'd be surprised how pissed off some people get when you actually tell the truth about them.

I called a woman a "woman" once and they got SUPER pissed.

I don't think it's the actual word that pisses people off as much as it is the intent, though.

Like "oh, you can't do this because you're a woman" or like "this isn't your type of thing because you're (a quality you actually possess)" in that kinda way is a little messed up.

But perception can really screw with people because I'm called "black" almost all the time and I'm like "yeah, I know that too".



Wow i see no need to get pissed off by that but yeah its the intent.


I mean it's like this:

Woman: "Why can't I (verb)"

Man: "You're just a woman"

The man may be saying something obvious but he'd still look rude simply because what does her being a woman have to do with anything. Y'see what I mean?


yeah and i agree with you i'm pissed off people do that shit in general xD
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I'm autistic and personally It doesn't really offend me when people use autism in a negative light, it just confuses me more than anything else. It's kinda like yeah I do have autism what does that have to do with anything else we were talking about? About the elitism thing, I can understand that, but not so much because I'm autistic. In the area I live everyone is so stupid it hurts in high school I was one of the very few people who could actually read without stuttering and getting every other word wrong; however I was also reading college-level books in elementary school so maybe I'm wrong, but reading should be something you can do by the end of middle school. So yeah I feel pretty elite often, but how can you blame when the majority of the people I grew up around are that bad at doing such a simple task.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

Calling someone normal in a derogatory manner is cringeworthy because it demonstrates a terrible level of elitism and special snowflake-ism, which is unfortunately common in persons afflicted with an autism spectrum disorder. Calling someone autistic because they're autistic isn't cringeworthy any more so than calling a weirdo a weirdo for being a weirdo."
Whoever wrote that is full of themselves, and they aren't very bright either:

"Calling someone autistic in a derogatory manner is cringeworthy because it demonstrates a terrible level of elitism and special snowflake-ism, which is unfortunately common in persons not afflicted with autism. Calling someone normal because they're normal isn't cringeworthy any more so than calling a weirdo a weirdo for being a weirdo."

It seems like this person wants to throw all the hits without being strike back.
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What game?
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Weird and normal are stupid concepts to begin with in terms of using them as insults/compliments. What's considered normal/weird changes over time. I do feel a pang of annoyance/hurt when someone uses the word autism as an insult though simply because I'm autistic and I hate that I was born autistic. I also dislike that they think I think I'm elite in some way because of it when it's quite the opposite.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

Que the buzzfeed title but anyhow

I was playing a game and some guy kept insulting someone saying they are so Autistic.
So me being a smartass turned around and said "You are so neurotypical" in a voice that made it known i was using it derogatorily to show how stupid what he was saying was.


""Calling someone normal in a derogatory manner is cringeworthy because it demonstrates a terrible level of elitism and special snowflake-ism, which is unfortunately common in persons afflicted with an autism spectrum disorder. Calling someone autistic because they're autistic isn't cringeworthy any more so than calling a weirdo a weirdo for being a weirdo."


Does anyone else here ....disagree and think it's cringy to use either words in a Derogative manor.

Apparently wanting respect makes you a "Special snowflake".


DEMANDING respect for imagining yourself As Different As You Want To Be--like other certain social groups that shall remain nameless (one which likes rainbows and one which likes ponies) --is what gets most people's back up enough to use the S-words.
Especially from the, quote, "-typical" crowds, who are now made to feel second class citizenship for having no problems, complexes, or acted-upon personal demons whatsoever....Golly, aren't we so annoying?? We act we owned the planet!

Calling someone "autistic" in a derogatory manner, however, has a very specific meaning from other insults, especially from those who've had to put up with real Aut/Asp posters on the Internet.
Yeah. Totally. Like, totally had to put with them. Always talking about People's Court. I mean the guy on first base, who, the guy on first base...
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"state the obvious, why don't you?" (sarcasm)

why even give a fuck? *shrug*
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But perception can really screw with people because I'm called "black" almost all the time and I'm like "yeah, I know that too".


lol.
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This thread is autistic....... am I doing it rite?
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Kid2daKrazx wrote:



I mean it's like this:

Woman: "Why can't I (verb)"

Man: "You're just a woman"

The man may be saying something obvious but he'd still look rude simply because what does her being a woman have to do with anything. Y'see what I mean?


This isn't a good example. If the man had replied, "you're a woman" then it would, using the word "just" changes it to a possible insult. And intent and tone of voice then the insult is complete.

In the OP's case, "so" plus tone of voice can be used the same way "just" can.

If someone just comment that "you're autistic" in an even tone that wouldn't be an insult neither would "you're neurotypical".
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