i like my sex how i like my coffee
i don’t drink coffee
ok so the term the war on women is super cissexist. Please don’t use it.
I’m a little confused, why is it cissexist? I just figured it automatically and obviously includes trans women because they *are* women. Though I figure it would exclude trans men because they’re men, but they also don’t face the same misogyny that women do.
Reblog this with your special interest(s)!
Languages and Cosplay
Death (including forensic anthropology, mortuary archaeology, crime scene investigation, and diseases of the past), Batman comics, and cosplay (much more the craft of, rather than the act of)
Autism, abandoned places and found objects, language and found text, atypical neurological phenomena
Physics, philosophy especially phenomenology, feminism, poetry, prose, math, and neuroscience.
who even decided when stimming/rocking is abnormal?
Babies stim all the time and parents rock them to sleep and that’s normal.
Kids jump and spin and grab their feet and rock and that’s normal.
Adults bite their pens and tap their feet and that’s normal.
Adults sway when they…
Autistic flirting: *builds a weighted blanket nest in which to stim with you*
Q:I remember reading an article a while back relating anorexia to autism. I thought it seemed like kind of a stretch. Maybe I don't fully understand autism, but I didn't understand the connection. If you can find info on it though, it would be awesome if you could write about it and explain why some people think the two are connected. I've known a couple of people with both disorders, but aside from those individuals, I just don't get how it would apply to anorexia in general.
I remember the article, as well, but I do not know much about autism disorder, either academically or personally, so I cannot really speak to the accuracy of the article’s claims.
Within these studies, parallels were drawn between the rigidity that can be seen in patients with anorexia and a similar rigidity that is often seen in patients on the autism spectrum, as well as decreased levels of empathy. [1,2]. In other words, patients with anorexia nervosa show similarly decreased empathy scores as was seen in patients with autism.
Importantly, the studies are not generally suggesting that anorexia is a form of autism, only pointing out that the brains of anorexia patients may have similarities to the brains of patients with autism in comparison with neurotypical brains seen in healthy controls.
Girls with Anorexia Show Some Autism-related Traits (Traci Pederson via PsychCentral)
Girls with anorexia nervosa show a mild echo of the characteristics of autism (via University of Cambridge)
 Oldershaw et al. 2011. Is anorexia nervosa a version of autism spectrum disorders? European Eating Disorders Review 19(6): 462 - 474.
 Baren-Cohen et al. 2013. Do girls with anorexia nervosa have elevated autistic traits? Molecular Autism 4: 24.
also I’m autistic and had anorexia. Some of the autistic rigidity and structure really fed into the ED. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear there was a connection between them.