I started tweeting yesterday and I’d like everyone to start tweeting with me at the Washington Post (@WashingtonPost) over their article (tw at link: ableism, violence, seclusion, abuse) “Coping with adult children’s autism, parents may face ‘least bad’ decisions.”
In addition to @WashingtonPost, we will be tweeting at:
Executive Editor Martin Baron: @PostBaron
the Health Section of the Post: @PostHealthSci
the Local section, where the article was published: @postlocal
the journalist who wrote the article’s professional account, Dan Morse: @morsedan
I wrote a post (tw at link, ableism, violence, seclusion, abuse), “Complicit Narratives,” concerning the extremely troublesome aspects of the article, which sympathizes more with abusers than the victims, if you need more information.
We will tweet today and tomorrow using the hashtag #WPComplicit
Here are example tweets I have done so far, without the hashtag:
Tip: add a period “.” before the @ so your followers can see the tweets!
If you have the spare time for even one tweet, please turn out. There are a horrifying number of instances of autistic people locked in basements and cages lately. The Washington Post story is the second instance this month. When a major news outlet sympathizes with people who would be considered evil and criminal if they did the same thing to a non-disabled person, silence sends a message. This needs to be plainly unacceptable. The safe assumption is that hardly anyone will stand up for us us but us.