avantgarterbelt asked: Why do you think that article was ableist?
Because they called her a “woman-child.” They also said “mentality of a two-year-old.” She had the mind of a 37 yo autistic woman, not a two year old’s. Both of those phrases are really patronizing to autistic people.
Okay okay I can see that. A lot of that article was definitely poorly worded, I don’t think it was intentional it just comes from a lack of understanding and research, which is shameful on the journalist’s part since that’s their job.