Workplace Discrimination

Underemployment > Unemployment

Emmanuel Abua remarks on the growing number of businesses hiring autistic people. He makes the case that this is not the victory we need.

Reclaiming the essence of humanity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) education beyond wishful thinking: The antidote to xenophobia is genuine appreciation of diversity and interdependence.

Neurotypical People Are Not Trash

“Neuronormativity” means that being neurotypical is the only regular, natural, and valid way to think, feel, behave, and communicate.

The book on collaboration at human scale is available for peer review

The book project The Beauty of Collaboration at Human Scale is now in the peer review stage. Through the lenses of evolutionary biology and cultural evolution, small groups are the organisms within human society – in contrast to individuals, corporations, and nation states. The implications for our so-called civilisation are profound. All feedback is welcome!

Sheltered Workshops: State-Sanctioned Ableism

Sheltered workshops allow employers to pay disabled people at rates far below minimum wage. This state-sanctioned discrimination is an ugly reflection of how society views disabled persons.

Active disablement of minorities

In a W.E.I.R.D. culture where autistic people are pathologised, it can be helpful to point to reflections on culture made by outsiders and members of minorities who are marginalised and often persecuted.

community of care

What would a healthy society look like?

The definition of normality in the industrial era is based on the metaphor of society as a factory and on the metaphor of people as machines. Our laws and social norms have been shaped by these metaphors to a far greater extent than most people are able to comprehend without an in-depth explanation.

Rediscovering the language of life

As I have been pointing out for the last few years, the commodification of neurodiversity and the exploitation of autistic people is in full swing.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different Part 4

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 4

Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.

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