In Britain a petition, for hate crime towards autistics and motivated against autism to be counted as aggravated crime against a minority, on the same terms as crimes of racism or against LGBT do now. www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-make-autistic-hate-crime-as-punishable-as-racism?recruiter=54955655&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg
It is needed as there have been some hate crimes where contemptuous macho thugs have committed serious assaults.
Because autism includes issues with failing to make good eye contact, another great thing this measure would help to suppress is yob aggression over being looked at. “You looking at me?” is a notorious dangerous trigger in thick thugs: it comes from the animal instinct to find eye contact a threat. It’s not only muscular male thugs now too ! It is also now dangerously used by malicious women to tar men with the hint of harrassment, part of the PC prejudice to make men live in social fear, apologise for existing, and expediently take the blame and the penalising for social collisions that an aggressive woman started.
But mishandling eye contact is an important part of autism. So this measure (if applied logically in practice) could start to roll back that one-sidedness.
Much of the emotionally savage and gratuitously violent and gory “alternative comedy” style of the 80s-90s, that was exactly like it was being made by school bullies, yet whose makers fancied themselves virtuous cultural leaders against Thatcher! would become unmakeable and a buried piece of bad history, by this measure. That is an absolute passion in favour of a social reform like this. For what this measure seeks to prevent, through a caring awareness of innate vulnerabilities, is exactly the type of dangerous treacherous bleak coldly cutthroat society that alternative comedy gloried in and endorsed.
17 May 2017