At its most basic discrimination is the positive or negative selective treatment of one group over another. The treatment may be unequal, unfair, or prejudicial; sometimes illegal. It is well on the way to being a ‘catch-all’ term for negative, perhaps toxic, attitudes particularly in situations of ableism, ageism, chauvinism, classism, heterosexism, racism, sexism; the…Read More
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When the struggle is brushing unbearable, part 3
Reason to go on: Bloody-mindedness Wanting to be back teaching but without the relentless pressures I’d had in my last post, I applied for positions with little responsibility outside my classroom. Even so, I only managed 12 months. In my second post the bullying by senior colleagues, over just one term, pushed me to the…Read More
Gaslighting – it’s way more scary than the film
A few days ago I wrote about negative comments on the Autism sites I belong to – one in particular to be fair. Now I’m back home and can work on my computer I’d like to expand on this. I’ve been reading a lot about, and around, the subject of Autism. As I’m now diagnosed…Read More
Autism Sites – is there an agenda?
I have not been posting much recently as I don’t have access to my computer. But I have been accessing the Autism sites I belong to. I am noticing more and more that there appears to be a desperate need to be accepted as someone with a problem. A bona fide issue that demands recognition.…Read More