what the fuck kind of person holds someone else’s body without their permission?
I mean, I know. I know. My mother used to pin me to the floor, face-down, for hours. But it’s still gross to read. Let the woman flap her fucking hands. You got a problem with her flapping hands? Go hang yourself. Her hands are hers.
I think it’s really interesting (also sad, evidently) to hear feedback from people now that they’re old enough to comment on their childhoods and the various tactics used to “control” and “direct” ASD behaviours. It puts an entirely different perspective on whether the standards by which we raise these kids are actually accomplishing anything other than making them “look normal” for our own benefit and not necessarily theirs. With the best of intentions, but.
I mean. It can’t be so black and white, of course, but I think it’s really great that we’re finally hearing more commentary on the matter aside from “Studies show….” Maybe from it, we’ll be able to figure out a better way of teaching.