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it's not enough to say vaccines don't cause autism. we've also gotta say autism isn't a disease; autism is just another variation of personhood; it's effectively just whether your brain runs on windows or linux & saying "vaccines don't cause autism" is still villianizing autism and autistics.

@gentlerdarknesses
Thank god my child is dead. At least he didn't catch the autism. My family's honor is safe for another day...

@gentlerdarknesses I mean, as an autist, the world could really be a better place if vaccines caused autism with 100% success rate.

@gentlerdarknesses yes. Preach. Also the fighting of constant ableism is burning so much energy one already doenst have because existing is so exhausting.

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My favourite answer to "Vaccines cause autism" is "Actually, autism causes vaccines"
Think I saw that here on the Fediverse, first.

@gentlerdarknesses This is part of why I have little sympathy for anti-vaxxers. I can get someone being taken in by bad evidence to be recruited into a damaging worldview, but when it's a hatred of autism that leads most people there I'm not keen giving them the benefit of the doubt

Autisic people deserve understanding, and we all deserve to not get measles

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