omg my sister and i are watching a show and this episode has an autistic person in it. he was doing some stereotypical autistic things (hand flapping, infodumping, rocking, etc.)
i thought it was nice to have some good representation, but then my sister started laughing whenever he did that and i started getting worried.
so many times autistic people have been made fun of for the things that we do, and i really didn’t want my little sis to be one of the people doing the teasing.
so, nervous, i asked her why she laughed when he did that. her answer: “sorry, it’s just, he’s so cute when he does that! i think more people should be like him.”
i’m trying not to cry happy tears. i love my little sister so much.