Cultural Relativism and the South

When I was a freshman in college, I took an intro to Antrhopology course and in the course of it we were taught the traditional postmodernist line that we should respect the customs and morés of cultures. This made me boil with rage and seethe with anger. At that time, I was in the middleContinue reading “Cultural Relativism and the South”

The Spectrum Between Romance and Platonic Realtionships

As a heteroromantic asexual, I view it as inappasite to classify the type of relationship I would want to be the same as a hetererosexual. Fundamentally, a heterosexual wants different things. Also, as someone with a disability, I have different needs. For example, for someone with a lower-functioning disability, combining maternalism and romance may beContinue reading “The Spectrum Between Romance and Platonic Realtionships”

How Society Reacted to the Death of my Mother

Oxytocin is a curious chemical and a fickle one, too. Are empathetic people empathetic? Well, no. Not without a lot of cognitive empathy in addition to their emotional empathy. Absent cognitive empathy, the only endangered species, and I mean this metaphorically and literally, people care about are charismatic megafauna. Whether or not and to whatContinue reading “How Society Reacted to the Death of my Mother”

Suburbia, Neurodivergence, and the Uncanny Valley

The liberalization of the concept of creepiness is most associated with third-wave feminism yet it is not that movement where it is most problematic. While a modicum of blame may be afforded that movement, they are mostly fine. Creepiness and the terms “creep” and “creepy” are vague and ill-defined and may describe an awkward teenagerContinue reading “Suburbia, Neurodivergence, and the Uncanny Valley”

The Horror Genre and Psychlogy

Recently, I came across a psychology article from the APA talking about how horror movies can provide a safe environment to engage with our deep emotions and break rumination cycles. This is where we get to when a science is internally stove-piped because while horror may be something like exposure therapy in the acute andContinue reading “The Horror Genre and Psychlogy”

Benevolent Chivalric Hubrism: The Eupathology of Chivalry

Recently, and linked to this article, I wrote about a DSM for positive conditions. The first positive condition, I suggest, is BCH. Benevolent Chivalric Hubrism. It is a personality eupathology analagous to its dark cousin NPD. In one sense, it is being poisoned by own’s own pride but with a intense sense of nobility. ItContinue reading “Benevolent Chivalric Hubrism: The Eupathology of Chivalry”

Fanon, Foucault, Subspace, and Disability

Frantz Fanon wrote about the colonized mind which is very germane to the position of people with disabilities. What Special Ed and most psychologists mostly intend for their disabled patients and people is obedience to society. And they use the coercive force of the state to get that obedience from administrators, to the police, toContinue reading “Fanon, Foucault, Subspace, and Disability”

Life Without Oxytocin

If there is any aspect of autistic life that elicits the most philosophical questions it is that surrounding oxytocin. Is having oxytocin a part of the human experience I should have? What does liberal society have to say about that? I don’t have oxytocin and, from what I can gather, society’s position is that theContinue reading “Life Without Oxytocin”

Behavior Issues and School Liability

In my life, I have had two types of prosocial classes. One was at a summer camp for neurdivergent kids and the other was in Special Ed. One huge difference between them, and this is very important, was the summer camp taught the kids to stand up to bullies whereas the prosocial classes in SpecialContinue reading “Behavior Issues and School Liability”

Suburban White Torture

White torture is the general term for torture that involves things like isolation and sensory deprivation. To a degree, this is a problem for people on the spectrum and other neurodivergents. The effects of loneliness, especially, at-length and sometimes combined with social rejection and social rejection for superficial characteristics can be very injurious. The reasonContinue reading “Suburban White Torture”