I'm a 33 year old autistic with P.T.S.D., general anxiety disorder and massive depressive disorder who was raised but a toxic single mother, who from the time I was 7, tried drilling into my head that men are scum and can't be trusted. However everything I've seen in my life has taught me that it's the opposite. To be clear, I don't hate women, I'll hate individuals based on their personality or actions but I definitely don't trust women. As a result I don't hug women (even family), I don't help or approach women, I absolutely don't date, when out for a jog I'll cross to the other side of the street if a women is coming my way. I actively avoid female staff in stores if possible and I step out of the lift (elevator) as soon as possible if a women enters, I don't even interact with women on social media if i can avoid it. Being a white autistic male basically makes me public enemy No.1 in today's society and everything I do as soon as I walk out my door is run through a filter of self preservation against false accusations of sexual assault in a world where being polite and saying "good morning" can be responded to by the screeching of "I hAvE A bOyFrIeNd!!!" Or "GeT aWaY FrOM mE!!" As if I was some lovecraftian mutant that had emerged from the sewers to infect others with terrible diseases and steal small children from their homes. I wasn't always like this... however after a lifetime of being mistreated because of my gender and autism, being constantly refused even a return call for my dream job (mens suiting and styling) after 30+ attempts because they prefer female staff and being unable to make small talk while so much as trying on a new pair of shoes without the female staff bringing up some unrelated anecdote about their boyfriend or husband because they assume I'm interested in them I've become the broken, skittish and distrusting hermit that I am now, working a underpaid and understaffed warehousing job that makes me even more miserable than I already was.... something needs to change in the world but I can't see it happening any time soon.
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