Monday, 14 December 2015

The blog is over, but we still have shoes

Thank you to every person who contributed their time and energy to submit a post to this flash blog.

This flash blog arose out of the frustration of hearing "walk in their shoes before you judge them" in the context of yet another case of child abuse where the abuser has not been charged because the victim is autistic.

That's not the first time that we've been told that we have to walk in the shoes of the perpetrator. It's not the first time that we've been told that we shouldn't judge people who abuse or murder autistic people.

It won't be the last time, but next time, we have this: 15 separate posts show that Autistic people have shoes too.

This blog was largely inspired by a post from Radical Neurodivergence Speaking, and if you haven't read that yet, please take the time to do so.

The next time that one of us is murdered or abused, don't ask us to walk in the perpetrators shoes. Walk in ours. Walk in the victim's shoes.

The flash blog may be over, but we still walk in our shoes.

On a final note: here's a contribution from Ultimate Oddball

Parents, please let your children be odd.