'I asked people one question: Who are you?
Almost unilaterally, non-autistic people began describing themselves in terms of their relationships to others– if they were a parent, a spouse, what their career was, where they lived, what their religion is, and what their roles were related to others (sister to a Senator, military brat, pastor’s wife, soccer mom, etc.).
And, almost unilaterally, #Autistic people described themselves as what they loved to do, what their values were, and what they had experienced. Many even said this, having intuited the basis of the theory. Among the answers were, “I am a verb,” or “I am what I love,” or “Who I am is what I do.” Autistics would answer, “Lover of Justice,” or “Dreamer,” or “One who values autonomy.” Some would describe themselves as a “lover of” or “obsessed with” an intense passion, like trains, lichen and fungi, or theoretical physics and black holes.'
#Autism #Neurodivergence #Identity
If you haven’t tried this yet, it’s one of the most imaginative uses of @troyhunt’s HIBP database, and one of the cleverest pieces of interactive journalism I’ve seen yet — nice work ABC Australia!
When someone is killed on a bicycle, they did not sign any goddamn waivers. They did not indemnify the owners of our shit streets. Until we at least acknowledge this, their deaths are depressingly easy to gloss over.
@LoneLocust Who’s shaved? Beard? Smith? Cannon-Brookes?
France has banned short-haul flights to destinations where the same journey can be made by train in under 2.5 hours. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-65687665
High-speed trains in Spain shrink airplane use by 75% on competitive routes in 4 years... https://www.larazon.es/economia/tren-alta-velocidad-devora-avion-rutas-donde-compiten_20230515646111de910a1b0001cd3aea.html
@LoneLocust Hadn’t seen any pictures of him, but yeah. Also just came across this image of Mike Cannon-Brookes… https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/24/dont-f-the-planet-atlassian-issues-net-zero-guide-for-companies-cutting-climate-impact
@TangueraRhi @natureworks I had sawfly one year, stripped the leaves. Plants recovered fully next year.
@wgallagher Very educational, The New Avengers. And that was one of the better episodes of series 2.
The war on Japanese knotweed https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/16/the-war-on-japanese-knotweed
Now tempted to get one “on this site on May 18th I read an #xkcd comic that said you could order…” https://xkcd.com/2772/
"A year ago, British free-range egg farmers were, on average, losing 41p per dozen eggs. “I warned the supermarkets that farmers would go bust and they wouldn’t have any eggs, which is what happened. Now they can’t find any eggs & they’re paying as much as they can for anyone who has got eggs,” says Gooch. “The high prices now are because of a shortage of eggs since November, because farmers did go bust.”
#Eggs #Farming #Supermarkets #Inflation #CostOfLiving
And whose fault is that?