Listening to my first episode of the "Stuck in Stonybrook" podcast because I saw they're discussing the bsc book about autism.

And they have some experts on to help with this important topic. Oh good, autistic people, right?

No of course not. People who *work with* autistic people. Including a behavioral analyst and (maybe the same) someone who uses "person-first" language.


But I'll keep listening and see if they turn it around.


Liveblogging this shitty episode, ableism 

Ughhhhh after giving an entirely deficit-based definition of autism, this person paid vague lip service to the fact that autistic people largely prefer to be called autistic while still stating that by default she uses person-first unless a specific autistic person requests she stop in a specific situation.

No. Stop. Or at least understand that if you center your own experience as the guideline and speak over us, you aren't a fucking ally.

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Ok, finished the episode. It may have been a mistake to start with this book, I'm always going to start off skeptical when NT folks talk about autism. But I did start with this one, so now I have no interest in continuing with the podcast.

Which is helpful, because I already have more podcasts than I ever have time to listen to.

Should-be-obvious tip: if you're gonna talk about a group of people that doesn't include you, *listen to some of those people." How is this still happening?


Also updates/final thoughts:

I misunderstood who the speakers were because auditory processing and walking-while-listening: 3 hosts, one guest "expert."

They apologized to Australians for bad accents and getting info from Crocodile Dundee but seriously considered making "The Amazing Dumbo" the episode title and no apology to us for that or for using Rain Man as a reliable source.

They posted a graphic about not using functioning language on instagram so there's that.

podcast rant update, last one i swear 

After I had calmed down a little from my rant here, I found the podcast on instagram and left them a comment suggesting they reach out to people within the communities they're discussing next time.

They responded fairly well so I'm willing to extend some grace and remember that for a lot of people without vocal autistic friends A$ probably is still the loudest voice and they just don't know better.

Liveblogging this shitty episode, ableism 

@zephasaurus_hex 😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬 how awful

podcast rant update, last one i swear 

@zephasaurus_hex that was really gracious of you! I hope they take it to heart

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