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Quickies: The female burden of neurodiversity

Butt-smacking runner gets banned, and why people don't date across the political divide

The female burden of neurodiversity – “When I talk to non-cis male friends about their experiences with ADHD and its cousins, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I hear similar stories. Being perceived as “messy” or “oblivious” or “anti-social” feels like a failure to live up to the dictates of femininity, or a reinforcement of undesirable stereotypes around masculinity, in ways that sit very poorly with how people actually experience their own genders.”

The runner who smacked a reporter’s butt on live TV is now banned from future races – The man’s lawyer stated: “…that Callaway is a “loving husband and father who is very active in his community” and that he is “working with those involved to correct the situation.”” You do not get to absolve yourself by proclaiming that you’re a good husband and father!

The real reason people don’t date across the political divide – “In other words, the “couple on the political divide” most cherished by the media is comprised of two wealthy, non-marginalized people who treat politics like an allegiance to a certain sports team or an avenue for lively debate across the kitchen counter, rather than a matter of life or death. It’s the illusion of a drastic worldview difference, when in fact “everyone is white and all have the same class interests,” as one of my sources puts it.”

 

Amanda

Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. In the article about the runner, it says he “is very active with his church youth group.” That’s a red flag to me, and if prefer he stay away from the youth group until he has demonstrated he actually respects bodily autonomy. How many youth pastors and youth group leaders have been found grooming their young charges? Not enough to say they all will, but enough that his behavior makes it more likely.

    As for dating across the political divide, I didn’t write understand it from your quote, so I read the article, and completely agree. I could have probably dated a Republican in the 90’s, maybe early 2000’s, before it was so clear they fundamentally don’t care about other people.

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