Small Rant - Autism/Autistic as an InsultThere's just something that's been really bothering me lately, so I'm gonna let it all out...More Like This
So, I don't know if any of you know about a disability called autism (which I have myself), but if you don't, then it's a disability that makes it difficult for people to act in social situations. But apparently, people don't use the word correctly, and it really pisses me off that they would think of it as a bad thing. Yes, there are people that use the word autism/autistic as an insult, usually to describe something that's stupid/dumb/"retarded". Well, guess what. THAT'S NOT WHAT IT MEANS!!!
Like seriously, look at these!
People, I'm trying to get my point straight here. Autism is a serious disability. It does NOT mean someone's an idiot. Know the REAL definition of the word before you use it.
Same applies for the word "retarded". It derives from Mental Retardation (another serious disability, which my uncle has), and it also shouldn't really be used as an insult.