Author Archives: autismjungle

About autismjungle

I am a Software Test Analyst. Shortly before I turned 21 I was officially diagnosed, although I had long suspected I was autistic. Welcome to my blog

An inconvenience

I’m typing this mostly one handed. On Saturday, I found a pustule with a whitehead on my left thumb. Using a pin, I lifted it, then drained it. Afterwards, I put some antiseptic cream on and a plaster, and left … Continue reading

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The Pushback against Science Denialism begins

Since the start of the year, we have seen numerous issues brought about through pseudoscience, and science denialism. Right now, Europe is sweltering under the worst heatwave in recorded history. In the US, the number of measles cases is higher … Continue reading

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Lessons from World War 2

A few days ago was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Troops from over a dozen nations stormed beaches in Normandy to liberate Mainland Europe from Nazi domination. Less than a year later, VE Day was declared. Last year, … Continue reading

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Childhood memories of getting vaccinated

It’s funny what you come across sometimes. Recently, I came across my old immunisation card. Red in colour and written in Afrikaans and English, it contained details of vaccinations I received as a child. Funnily enough, I remember attending a … Continue reading

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Voting Day

Today was the sixth democratic National Election in South Africa. I set off early to vote and was done before quarter to nine. I had originally planned to walk down to my Voting Station, but when I woke up, it … Continue reading

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New York acting against vaccine refusers

It’s happened. There have been multiple Measles outbreaks in the U.S. recently, including one in New York City. In response to the outbreaks, the city’s Health Department issued a mandatory vaccination order requiring unvaccinated people in affected neighbourhoods to get … Continue reading

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De-Voicing

Autistic Self Advocates are familiar with De-Voicing. It is the ignoring and/or belittling of input from autistics on autism, or even attempting to silence them altogether. A recent example was mentioned by Orac. Minnesota State Senator Jim Abeler is a … Continue reading

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