Writer, Sex Worker and Activist, England
Tamara MacLeod is the pseudonym of a freelance writer, sex worker and activist based in England. Her Twitter is @HiTamaraMacLeod
Sex and sexuality
Lolita understood that some sex is transactional. So did I
You have done a great job with a complex and highly sensitive topic. I share a lot of the views of advocates for neurodiversity, but as someone who knows people caring for non-verbal autists round the clock I’m disappointed this article has illicited so much negativity. It is perfectly reasonable to advocate for autistic people with intelligence and compassion while also admitting it is a condition which is often all-consuming. To treat autism as qualitatively comparable with LGBT identities is a big mistake.
It’s another side of the sort of individualism which insists that all one has to do to acquire Elon Musk’s status is work hard. It ignores systemic realities, which in turn distracts people from questioning how we might work on the conditions which bred the need for philanthropy from millionaires in the first place.