Friday, October 17, 2008

Circle Queen

I saw this quote from the TV show House, M.D. in reference to how most of the world views autism (thanks in part to Autism Speaks and Jenny "Warrior Mom" McCarthy):

“Spoken like a true circle queen. See, skinny, socially privileged white people get to draw this neat little circle around themselves. Everyone inside the circle is normal. Everyone outside the circle needs to be beaten, broken, and reset, so they can be brought back into the circle. Failing that, they should be institutionalized. Or worse — pitied.”

How true, how true. We are so worried about making people fit in. There's no room for differences. And when they show up, we are hell bent on making them disappear.


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