Seriously? The first thing that occurs to people is some sort of neurobiological difference causing higher rates of suicidality?
It seems like the first thing anyone should explore is how we're treated and what our experience of the world around us is like.
I have yet to hear any autistic person who hasn't faced rejection, hostility, isolation, abuse, or outright assault because we don't present and respond as others expect.
Given that's a near universal experience, wouldn't the first thought be there might be some relationship with higher rates of suicidality?
But no. It's because our brains work differently.
And if that universal experience is correlated, then obviously there would be higher rates among those with intersecting marginalizations because their experience would be even worse.
So autistic women and POC would have higher rates of suicidality. Those who also have ADHD would have higher rates of suicidality. Etc.
Isn't it interesting that's exactly the sorts of correlations the study found.
@tmorizot ughh, this is awful
autism, suicide, me mocking assholes who think like that
@tmorizot "well if your brains didn't work differently, you wouldn't perceive the justified response to your abnormality as something to get suicidal over" --- them, probably
@tmorizot nghh I can't with some researchers' fixation on biological determinism over social factors.
@tmorizot that, and the incredibly frustrating degree to which the world is designed to cater to neurotypical needs and therefore exhausting for everyone else to deal with.
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