Every aphobe who claims “A-Spec” was stolen from the autistic community and wants to use autistic people as a gotcha to demonize ace and aro language owes every A-spec and every autistic person $7 and a sincere, written apology.
Remember that the entire discourse is an intracommunity one. Which is to say, everyone involved, especially those arguing for inclusion, are already members of the community. For some, it’s because they’re a-spec and, as has been established, a-specs are currently in the community. But for the vast majority, it’s for other reasons too.