I was also bullied, and am still the victim of bullying even as an adult. Because adults bully too.
I live my life in constant fight or flight mode, will no longer go anywhere by myself, and have stopped driving again due to mean bullies in my life.
Anyone who writes that bullying is good and has perks, has no fuckin’ clue how bullying can ruin a person’s whole life!! I too have PTSD, trust issues, and almost daily and nightly nightmares. Bullying is something that needs to be stopped. We are human beings, and NO human being should EVER have to go through being bullied.
TW: bullying, abuse, rape, sexual assault, ableism, ABA
For some inexplicable reason, Autism Daily Newscast thought it would be a great idea to publish this article on the “perks” of bullying. Written by an “ABA instructor”. The irony of a professional bully writing about the perks of bullying is not lost on those of us at Parenting Autistic Children With Love & Acceptance either.
My trauma is not your teachable moment. My PTSD is not an opportunity for non-Autistic people to “learn” about “autism awareness”. And unlike what the author of this piece said to me on Twitter, it is not about using my “hurt” for strength.
Image: Twitter conversation between @wileyautlibrary, @chromesthesia and @karensisto
.@AutismDNews This is so irresponsible and horrifying. Kids do not benefit from being bullied! They develop PTSD and are traumatized!
@WileyAutLibrary @AutismDNews THANK YOU! Damn! Benefits from bullying. might…
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