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Autistic Culture

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by NoKipAr on the run, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. NoKipAr on the run

    NoKipAr on the run New Member

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    I think it would be nice if We had our own Culture.


    I remember I once wanted my own Subculture(s) back in 2010 but then after working myself thin I ended up getting Psychosis. I also remember the book "your life is not a label" says this idea is very important.


    what are your thoughts on this subject?


    let me know.
     
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  2. KagamineLen

    KagamineLen Video game and movie addict.

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    We need to set up a bar where beer and wings are served. And then we all get together and realize we are far too diverse to have our own unified culture. And that's perfectly OK.
     
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  3. Mary Terry

    Mary Terry Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I'll come for the wings. :)
     
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    Magna Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    It's an interesting thought. I've thought about this before and I agree that we are all very different.

    Would the rejection of neurotypicality as an aspiration or standard be a basis for "autism culture"?
     
  5. Finder

    Finder Active Member

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    I am not sure neurotypicality is a culture.

    I think the problem with the concept of culture is that it implies something personally unifying. Culture is simply a group identifier. It sorts people into groups of characteristics (race, wealth, geographic location, food preference, music), but does not define any individual.

    You could say that culture is an emergent property of individual behavior. Put enough people togther and you see patterns. But not all member adhere to those patterns.

    So what are the emergent properties or characteristics of autism? I guess that would be our "culture."
     
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  6. Wolfsage

    Wolfsage In training to be Wolf King.

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    A lot of powerful people meeting together in one place? It might destabilize the planet!! Lol.
     
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  7. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I think it’s too diverse a group to have a culture.
     
  8. Qoyote

    Qoyote Well-Known Member

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    I mean, we're on a site where autistic people come to talk about autism or anything else.
     
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    Thinx Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Because we have a stigmatised identity that is in general only considered fully genuine when conferred through diagnosis of a disorder, I guess you could call it a culture of the oppressed.
     
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