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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Don't Put All of Your Faith in Your Peers

Posted: 04 May 2022, 10:13 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 983


Unfortunately we don't live in a fair and just society. Don't be too trusting. Don't come and go too much on social media. If you get the cold shoulder from someone you MUST leave them alone. I did not do those things and I have been humiliated and manipulated. You can be the most virtuous, well-mea...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: So Much Ignorance

 Post subject: So Much Ignorance
Posted: 02 May 2022, 1:49 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 452


I met so many people in the past who knew nothing about autism. And because I was an attractive woman it made things even harder. And I am sure that there are still plenty of ignorant people who employ autistic women, who disclose their condition, and these women get no understanding or support. The...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Sabotage

 Post subject: Re: Sabotage
Posted: 01 May 2022, 3:30 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,276


Very true. Thank you for that response.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistics vs. Neurotypicals

 Post subject: Autistics vs. Neurotypicals
Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 437


I have seen a lot of people on this site refer to "the neurotypicals," which only makes me wonder how much better things will get in this world. One group of people against another. Stigma is sad. I'm not a senior citizen, a man, or a person with superpowers. Savants have superpowers. Men ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: middle-age group?

 Post subject: Re: middle-age group?
Posted: 13 Apr 2022, 12:24 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 5,961


I think it's a blessing to be able to have a career, children, and be on the autism spectrum. While I am sure there are daily challenges, because work and parenting are like that, it's a full existence. Kids today know they have autism. There are plenty of women my age, and even relatives of mine, w...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Is there even a point to living if you're ugly?

Posted: 13 Apr 2022, 12:12 pm 

Replies: 184
Views: 91,017


I'm "pretty" but I was also born on the autism spectrum so "pretty" hasn't given me the advantages I thought it would give. It doesn't matter what you look like in this world. What matters is how much you like yourself. We are all, no matter what we look like, just getting throug...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Living and Working

 Post subject: Living and Working
Posted: 21 Mar 2022, 7:48 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,120


I just want to feel safe where I live and go to work. I can't live with my parents. I want to sleep at night and do the things I like to do in my spare time.
You can't keep someone up for days and hack them endlessly. It's abusive.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Sabotage

 Post subject: Sabotage
Posted: 16 May 2021, 11:48 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,276


All my life...sabotage. Over and over and over and over. I feel like I have nothing. For one year, I finally knew what it felt like to be everything I wanted to be. And enough people know now about what happened and how I feel about things. i was a full-time teacher in a public school. Two of them, ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Humiliation

 Post subject: Humiliation
Posted: 14 May 2021, 11:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 134


How have people humiliated you in your life? I've been called a "jerk." I've been called "sick." I've been called "unintelligent." My voice has been mocked. I used to have a bigger nose, so people made fun of that. I've been excluded and unemployed for many, many, exten...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Outward Appearance

 Post subject: Outward Appearance
Posted: 14 May 2021, 11:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 846


I'm "pretty," but really, I'm not one of those girls who ever used it to her advantage. I was never very flirtatious with men. I'm heterosexual, and I believe in real friendship and actual dating. I've always had high standards when it's come to men. But being "pretty" has made t...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Teasing

 Post subject: Teasing
Posted: 07 May 2021, 1:34 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 111


Are you teased a lot? I am, and I don't like it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Manhood & Womanhood

 Post subject: Re: Manhood & Womanhood
Posted: 06 May 2021, 11:33 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 573


True.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: My Peers Who Still Stigmatize Me

Posted: 06 May 2021, 11:29 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 959


A person is more than just their autism. There are just more hurdles for us to overcome. Men and women.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Parents

 Post subject: Parents
Posted: 06 May 2021, 11:22 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 72


I used to have parents who acted more like parents. They've said terrible things to me out of anger and then wonder why I feel disrespected. I don't really know them anymore. I once respected them, despite their imperfections. They were all I knew, I had no other choice but to do what they said. The...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The People I Remember

 Post subject: Re: The People I Remember
Posted: 05 May 2021, 12:57 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 350


I am, and have often been, an easy target for those who feel they need to prove their worth to themselves.

That's unfortunate, and very sad.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The People I Remember

 Post subject: The People I Remember
Posted: 03 May 2021, 11:57 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 350


The people I remember from my past (and/or speak fondly of) are the ones who were just plain nice and courteous. It's not hard. The ones who took my hard work personally, and used it against me; the ones who promised me things and didn't deliver- those people are the worst. If we are going to evolve...
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