I read the above meme and thought about how familiar it sounded, and how it really does make it seem like directness is only pathologized in a society that doesn’t actually value honesty. So it got me thinking…
“In many circumstances intense eye contact is seen as aggressive, confrontational and extremely disrespectful.” You’re not autistic, you’re just from Asia, Africa, or South America!
Don’t care to share what you’re feeling with just anyone? You’re not autistic, you’re just Swedish!
Hate being hugged and having your space invaded? You’re not autistic, you’re just French!