I’m starting a new blog — that might turn into a group blogging effort — called Autism Demonized.
Some of my reasons for creating it are detailed in the introduction post. I’ve posted an example of a fairly ancient method of demonizing — in about the most literal sense possible — autistic people and other disabled people.
I hope to eventually catalogue and discuss all kinds of dehumanizing statements that we’re all depressingly used to by now. The statements that kind of make most of us wonder how such tasteless things can be said, like the “Autism is worse than cancer, AIDS, and 9/11 combined” sort of mentality. The main focus will be on autism, but it may sometimes discuss other people who’ve been dehumanized, including other disabled people.