The systematic oppressions at play (sexism, racism, etc.) affect an Autistic person severely. It doesn’t make one “slightly unwilling”, do not make this into a light matter because it’s not. The impact can range from being told that your experiences aren’t valid, to being diagnosed under an ableist dichotomy (“high-functioning” or “low-functioning”), to being forcefully sterilized, to being put in an institution against your will, to even being killed. The likelihood of these things INCREASES when you factor in race, class, gender, etc.
You say you’re aware that doctors aren’t right 100% of the time, yet you believe the word of a doctor over the word over someone’s first hand experiences. And yes, I will absolutely sit here and tell you that self diagnoses is valid."-bendingthewillow on tumblr via bendingthewillow.tumblr.com/po…
FURTHERMORE. If people don't say that they have aspergers/autism... HOW are they supposed to speak for their rights? Would you rather everyone allow themselves to be unjustly trampled on just so that you can feel that nobody is different from you, and that nobody can make you look bad? Selfish. This whole thing sounds really condescending.
May you live a long life and please educate yourself (⊙‿⊙✿)