I went into some twitter hashtags where parents were posting awful things about autistic people. I began to refute the claims because the claims were harmful to life and health. I was using hyperbole and imitating the language of parents making gross unfounded claims about vaccines causing autism and other ailments. Ironically, my account was suspended for "suspicious automated activity" while the parents making gross statements walked off scott free.
I don't have a cell phone to verify my account with, so I'm trying to talk twitter into reinstating my account using some other verification method. Until then, my twitter is dark.
The most infuriating thing was a mother calling me a bully almost in the same breath she typed about hating her child's autism. You can't love one part of somebody and hate another. You can't love somebody and hate the backbone of what makes them who they are. Autism shapes people, and saying you hate it is to say you hate the person.
And that's bullying.
As usual, I get in trouble for trying to refute the vaccines-cause-autism misinformation. The man who came up with that claim lost his medical license anyway, but the unhealthy rumor remains. It's just like school used to treat me-- I got in trouble for asserting myself and standing up for people who can't do it themselves.
I'm not going to let this go lightly, but I may never see Twitter again. If that happens, I will remove my references to twitter off all the AFBV pages.
Finally, yes, I know, I haven't been updating this blog very often. Much of what I want or need to say is being said on other websites by people who are much better at words than I am.