The Universal Boogieman: Autism, Pseudoscience, and Why They Go Together

It has been a while since I last wrote an article pertaining to autism and life on the spectrum. I prefer to not reduce my class of people to their conditions and nothing more. Yet, in a pandemic of increasing conspiracy theories one Aspie experience becomes creepingly obtrusive. That is being the universal boogieman. MostContinue reading “The Universal Boogieman: Autism, Pseudoscience, and Why They Go Together”

The Subjectivity of Kindness: Hermeneutics of what Should be Objective

Kindness. While most would agree with the concept, as an ethicist, a psychologist, and a social scientist, the word’s ambiguity is problematic. In practice, anything that can be lawyered to be ultimately, even indirectly, altruistic is argued to be “kind”. When pressed, people will exploit the word’s vagueness to paint themselves in a much betterContinue reading “The Subjectivity of Kindness: Hermeneutics of what Should be Objective”

The Miracle of Birth: How Abusers Can Literally Make Victims Anytime They Want

The place where people without degrees in education, psychology, or anything like that are entrusted with the care of children is in parenting. Understandably, criticizing parenting, itself, will come as offensive to many parents. Yet, there are pandemic levels of mental conditions resulting from various types and degrees of abuse and one of the mostContinue reading “The Miracle of Birth: How Abusers Can Literally Make Victims Anytime They Want”

Sadistic Pedophilia in the Deep South

There are, undoubtedly, few phrases better used as click-bait than that one. I extend my gratitude to the gullible consumers whose eyes watered at the sight of that headline. When debates about corporal punishment occur, they occur without science and without a full grasp of what the situation is. To my logical Asperger’s mind, theContinue reading “Sadistic Pedophilia in the Deep South”