im actually fucking obsessed w patrick's apparent bafflement over the idea of fall out boy fans having a favorite member of fall out boy
and honestly man i get it not everyone understands that fall out boy is actually one singular entity masquerading as four separate dudes
you know what? i’ve seen some really ignorant people on that one post i made so i’m here to educate.
there’s a misconception that the problematic symbol for autism, the puzzle piece, is only problematic for its involvement with autism speaks. i’ve heard the term “the puzzle piece was stolen” by some uneducated autistics. idk where this even came from because i’ve never heard of a situation where it was used in a good way. in fact, it’s origins are still very much ablist
first puzzle piece logo created in 1963 by the national autistic society. it’s meant to represent the “tragic” and “puzzling” condition autistics “suffer” from. this mindset, of course, led to the stigmatization and unwanted “treatment” for autism. ￼
this logo was created by the autism society of america in 1999. the different colored puzzle pieces represent the complexity of autism. while this facet was all fine and dandy, the rest wasn’t.
the bright colors of the ribbon are said to symbolize “hope” .. hope for what? well a “cure” for autism OF COURSE!! basically they want to hide ur autism! cute! /sarcasm
now, big portion of people already know why autism speaks is a shitty corporation that needs to be burned down, but i’ll give a quick rundown:
they’ve called autism a “disease” “tragedy” “burden” “epidemic” that it’s “is taking your children away” “robbing them of their dreams”
has only cared about how parents are “affected” interviewing parents complaining about their child. one notably being one of a mother saying how she wanted to kill herself and her kid in her car bc of their autism.
openly stating they want to find a “cure” and again. the unwanted “treatment” they support.
original logo being blue because of the mindset that it’s a “boy condition”
let’s say all of this didn’t exist. what would the puzzle mean then? well i’m mine and other autistics opinions: it would still be pretty bad.
a puzzle piece being a representation for something alludes to the symbolic mindset that autistic people are “have a missing piece” which is what these organizations also entail. that they will “fix” your autism. this is, of course, infantilism, which is a common theme in ableist corporations focusing solely on children, like autistic adults don’t exist.
even if autistic adults are acknowledged, we’re still infantilized by our social and learning disabilities, often being told we all have “minds of children” and are incompetent. this is of course not true, and is pushed by the norms of society to act and think a certain way. if you don’t, then you’re just “dumb” and have no place in this world. it also leads to people believing we can’t feel love, sexual desires, or that it’s wrong for us to partake in said relationships.
basically the puzzle piece is ableist and always has been and always will be. you don’t have to like the infinity logo or whatever, but your desire for wanting to “reclaim” a symbol that represents hate and “cleansing” shows where your heart’s at. whatever. bye.
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