I knew I'd end up talking about this sooner or later, welp, fuck me mate.
I'm sure the title has most confused, congrats, you've been click baited, but not really using the wattpad logic we'll be talking about.
So if you search Autism on wattpad, you're going to see an interesting list of books. Such as things like these bad boys:
^ This book is like the first search result ^
No, I didn't forget to blur usernames, I don't give two shits. If you write this shit then I'm not protecting you, own your ignorance, it's public anyway so I have every right to post screenshots. If you don't want your public story criticized, unpublish it mate. I just have to say, no, don't send these people hate though, at least not on my behalf, if you do send them shit, that's on you, kay disclaimer over.
two of them are romances cause dating someone who's supposed to mentally be a child is... hot. Nothing like riding Justin Bieber's dick even though he's mentally a toddler am I right? *Turns around and puts a gun to my own head*
The funny thing about the first book is the author says it's her own "made up" version of autism, hence why poor Justin Bieber acts like a literal child yet gets engaged to an adult woman, there's even a sequel, possibly a 3rd book too if I remember. Author has a disclaimer acknowledging it's offensive yet keeps the book up anyway because I guess since it's her own made-up version it's somehow fine?
Imagine making up your "own version" of a real condition so you can excuse your shitty book while simultaneously knowing it's still offensive to people and refusing to take it down because... reads and popularity cause being popular is totally worth embarrassing yourself and offending the very people you're supposedly writing about. I swear there's a condition in which brains just do not exist in some people's skulls yet they're alive, can't remember what it's called. Oh yeah, it's called being a fucking dunce.
(By the way fun fact: "idiot" has the same connotation as the word "retarded", it was also formally used to refer to people with mental disabilities by psychologists. But at this point nobody is going to boycott using the word idiot like they do retard so don't hate yourself over using it.)
In the other two books, they're uncomfortably infantilized as well on top of them being fanfics and fanfics about neurotypical people being autistic written by obviously neurotypical people too.
I'm not going to go into a long rant explaining ASD because 1) I'm lazy and there'd be a lot to explain. 2) there's enough info out there nowadays to properly educate yourself, especially on Youtube. But I think it's pretty obvious to anyone with a working brain why books like these are fucked. Don't use mental conditions if you're not going to research them, even if you "make up your own version" of them.
Don't infantilize mental disorders either, it's weird and looks like you have a law-reporting worthy fetish. It's offensive and reinforces the stigma that autistic people are childish or dumb. People with autism are able to be mature and function relatively normal in life, way more mature and functional than you'll ever be.
Anyway, you're stupid, go sit in the corner and think about what you've done.
So yeah that's it, I don't have a ton to say other than fuck you if you write this and you honestly deserve a very rude awakening.
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