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

Thoughts on James Bond

Roger Moore, famous for playing Simon Templar in The Saint and James Bond from 1973 to 1985, passed away from cancer last week. I was a James Bond fan years ago. I’m not one any more. The character of James … Continue reading

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Religious exemptions and a Measles outbreak in Gauteng

There has been an outbreak of Measles in Gauteng. According to the front page of The Saturday Star dated April 6, the outbreak is centred around a family that refused vaccination for “religious reasons”. Refusing vaccination for “religious reasons” is … Continue reading

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No, autism and psychopathy are NOT the same!

So I’ve been reading Adam West’s serialised deconstruction of “Atlas Shrugged” on his Daylight Atheism blog. One thing about Rand’s protagonists is abundantly clear – they are all psychopaths. In the comments section, one misguided soul asked if Rand was … Continue reading

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Measles, measles everywhere

Several Measles outbreaks are currently underway. In Romania, a major outbreak there has already killed over 20 people. The number of cases is heading to 5,000. In Italy, over 1,600 cases of Measles┬áhave been reported since the start of the … Continue reading

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Mad March? More like Mad April

April is Autism Awareness Month. Several organisations and areas (like Guam, for instance) have “lit it up blue”. I, like many self advocates, am “toning it down taupe”, as “Light it up blue” was started by “Autism Speaks”. There has … Continue reading

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A Scandalous week

In the last week, South Africa was rocked by five scandals. Any one of the five on its own would have been shocking. Collectively, they are an utter disgrace. Durban loses the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games On … Continue reading

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On camouflaging signs and traits of autism

So I read an interesting article on the “Spectrum News” website. Autistics often engage in camouflaging – hiding their autistic behaviours – but autistic females are generally better at it. As the article says: As a group, women with autism … Continue reading

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