Month: March 2021

How the mainstream construction of empathy has harmed the autistic community

A quote by Temple Grandin. Her face is shown. She has pale skin and greying brown hair. The quote reads “Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don’t have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can’t stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there’s too much stimulation."

How the mainstream construction of empathy has harmed the autistic community Excluding references and external links, here are a handful of psychological constructs and the number of times they appear in the Wikipedia page for “empathy” as of March 18, 2021: Antisocial: 3 Bipolar: 3 Narcissism and narcissistic: 3 Trauma: 3 Schizophrenia and schizoid: 5 […]