[Air-L] trolls and Aspergian "sufferers"
elijah.wright at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 07:54:31 PDT 2012
> Oddly, the behavior demonstrated throughout this discourse closely aligns to
> cyber bullying, and on an email list of professional academics and
> researchers no less. This is not the solution; this is the problem.
Starting over: Hi Tom, welcome to the list! :-)
Tom - what you possibly don't know - there are several people on the
list with Aspergers or coming from some other location "on the
spectrum" who've been vocal about it.
I deal with someone with Aspergers-ish issues *every day*. He's 15,
not an internet troll, and having a direct comparison made between
internet trolling and what Aspergers is like is just painful to me.
Being an 'jerk' or a troll and having Aspergers or other
autism-spectrum symptoms are pretty different. :p
There are a lot of researchers in the area of disability studies doing
interesting work - I'm not really very aware of anyone doing work that
crosses disability studies with internet research, but I am going to
go ask a friend now if they do know of some - it seems to me that
there's a nexus of interest there that someone should be exploring.
You're right to point it out, and I want to acknowledge that I see the
value in having you point to it, even tho I don't really agree with
how you went about it.
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