Why are autistic people in media always displayed as the burden sibling/friend?
Why do the Neurotypicals who surround them always get so much credit for ‘putting up for them’?
Why do people still look dissatisfied when I say that I am autistic but only average at mathematics?
Why do people speak to me like a child when I tell them I am autistic?
Why do people still assume that only men/boys can have autism?
Why do people always look so surprised when they hear me speak coherently? What did they expect?
Why do I still put up with people shitting on my special interest?
Why do people think it is okay to make a really loud noise when I say I am oversensitive, to test it out?
Why are we shown as 'different and less’ rather than 'equal but different’?
Why are we invalidated constantly, but when we have an opinion we are suddenly 'too autistic’ for it to count?
Why should I even have to ask these questions?