Feminist Aspie

About

Hello! I’m FeministAspie, a vaguely anonymous* student from the UK who blogs about, erm, feminism and autism. I’m clearly not very good at creative blog titles.

I started university one autumn, returned home for Christmas, and being around all my loved ones again quickly made me realise I’m not as confident as I’d like to be when it comes to openly dealing with social justice issues and problematic attitudes, so I thought I might as well rant to the internet. Every so often I re-resolve to blog once a week, but in reality I often drop the ball so posts can be sporadic! I’m also around on Twitter, where updates are sometimes more regular.

Feedback is always appreciated, and in particular, please let me know if I mess up concerning marginalised groups I’m not a part of. I’m an autistic woman, as you’ve probably guessed by this point, but aside from that I have quite a lot of privileges, by which I mean I’m white, straight, cis, to my knowledge I don’t have any other disabilities, etc. I feel like my feminism has developed so much in the two years since I started this blog, and I’ve also been more involved with feminism IRL during that time, so I continue to learn (and unlearn!) more every day!

Also, because I haven’t expressly mentioned it yet, I am pro-neurodiversity. I don’t want a cure; I want to be accepted for who I am. I follow the social model of disability; that is to say, I am disabled because current society is designed by and for abled people to the exclusion of others, therefore society disables me.

Thanks for reading!

*I’ve constantly been yo-yo-ing around with anonymity, so limited personal info is scattered around in various links and comments, but for personal reasons I’m now more careful about that stuff, so please don’t spread it everywhere. Thanks! If you’ve ended up here and think you might know me IRL, this is the page for you.)

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11 responses to “About

  1. ThinkPurpose says:

    i 1000% love the tagline under your blog title.
    brilliant!

  2. TheDigger says:

    Hello! Love your blog. I’m also a feminist and an aspie… and a Dr Who fan.

  3. i too am walking a thin line about my blog since i like to keep it anonymous. i have not revealed my place of residence and personal information such as my skin colour, my gender, my age, my place of residence and so forth i never share directly but i do mention indirect things in various posts. maybe it would make you feel a little safer if you ommited the country you do study in, because im sure there are many feminist aspies all over the world who love doctor who.

    i thought im gonna share my thought about it so far so we might be able to commiserate about this weird place we are in:

    half of me wants to be found out despite the length im going towards to keep this anonymous. the reason for this is that in the end i should not feel ashamed for these opinions and observations and anyone who judges me and finds me wanting can go study lemming group dynamics for all i should care. i have shared to blog on my personal account with a select group of friends so far and the response has been very positive. one day a family member might find this but my parents dont speak english well enough to actually even understand the words i write, let alone the content. im not sure who is the group of people you are most afraid of to find you out or what you fear might happen.

    in the end i think in order to become as awesome as we have a birthright to be we need to confront these fears. just maybe not today 😛 but i feel many autistic bloggers think that way and something has got to give and we need to be the change we want to see in people. eventually. lets cheer each other on until we manage to break out of our shell and do away with the social designs that disable us. i for one think you awesome and would behonoured to count you as a friend.

  4. Aspergian says:

    Looking forward to all of it. Anon-away and rant your heart out and pile the lists up and woopie feminist-aspie!

  5. […] on October 15th, 2015 – FeministAspie replies with a reaction piece titled “10 Downsides Kids With Autism Get From Bullying” […]

  6. Ele says:

    Hi Feminist Aspie. I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. I only recently found your blog and am currently partway through that Aspie thing of reading all of your posts from start to finish! The content and depth of analysis are really impressive, and your work is beautifully readable. If you would like to take this up, please visit my post at Elephants Remember, answer the questions and pass it on! Thanks. Ele.

    • Thank you so much! It really means a lot 🙂 I’ll try and get round to writing this post sooj – I have exams next month which is why I haven’t been posting that much recently, so sorry in advance if it takes a while!

  7. Hello! Sorry, I’ve only just seen this – will edit/delete/etc now 🙂

  8. Hi FeministAspie,

    Your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please let us know how you want your blog described on that list (anautismobserver.wordpress.com/input-for-actually-autistic-blogs-list/).

    Thank you.

    Judy (An Autism Observer)

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