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

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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Running back towards the cliff

On Tuesday, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered the Budget Speech. One fact was abundantly clear: the tax kitty is depleted. South Africa’s government doesn’t have the money to fulfill all its obligations. In the same week as Gordhan’s Budget … Continue reading

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Barden Lanka Case overturned on appeal

The heading of the article by Pepijn van Erp says it perfectly. Disappointing outcome of Bardens vs. Lanka: measles proven to exist, but anti-vaxxer Lanka keeps his money I’ve blogged about this before. Antivaxxer Stefan Lanka offered a 100,000 Euro … Continue reading

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Trump isn’t as bad as I feared…

He’s worse. Three weeks into his term as President, he has already shown that he is unfit for the office. Not just through his actions, but his appointments. KellyAnne Conway has been mercilessly and deservedly mocked over her phrase “Alternative … Continue reading

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The first Targeted, the last Commemorated

Friday was Holocaust Memorial Day. On January 27 1945, Allied troops liberated the Auschwitz Death Camp. A few months ago, I learnt something that gave me a new picture on the Holocaust. It was the story of a baby named … Continue reading

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A possible explanation for “Refrigerator Mothers”

And I’m back. Yes, I know that I said I was done, but after several people who are close to me expressed their worries, I decided to hold off dropping blogging. And then this article¬†appeared in my Facebook feed. A … Continue reading

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