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Autism’s Gadfly on Why Nobody Wants to Fuck Us

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Autism Investigated Note: After research shining light on the dykeness of female autists, Autism’s Gadfly blogger Jonathan Mitchell gives his take on why nobody wants to fuck autistic males.

yet another barrier to finding an “autistic girlfriend” 

The problems that heterosexual autistic males have with involuntary celibacy is something that I’ve written about on Autism’s Gadfly from time to time as my regular readers know.  It’s something you usually won’t hear about in any mainstream writings as the media wants to put a positive spin on this horrible disability and only promote success stories.  So John Elder Robison, Stephen Shore, and Michael John Carley and the relatively few other men claiming to be on the spectrum who have been able to marry have their books publicized while those of us less fortunate are relegated to the throw away slush pile. 
But it is something that definitely exists among a number of autistic males that I’ve encountered in person or on the internet over the years, myself included.  I’ve written previously how I felt autism has given me the gift of prophecy in that I can predict the suggested solution to this problem. “find an autistic girlfriend” is the inevitable solution. the nearly 10:1 ratio of autistic men to women in the higher functioning range (on average from various published reports) is somehow not an obstacle according to these people who give these words from the wise. 
Nor the fact that of the women claiming to be on the spectrum and promote the idea of “neurodiversity” may be undesirable for those of us who find this belief appalling. Nor the preference of any number of autistic women for “normal” men and the fact some of them are able to have a “normal” boyfriend or husband.  However, I was interested to see that there has been a  a new report recently published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders showing that homosexuality and/or bisexuality may be more common in adolescent autistic women than in a control group of non-autistic women that were surveyed. Not only was there a higher rate of homosexuality and bisexuality, but a higher rate of uncertainty in attraction among the young autistic females surveyed.I have just read the abstract so far and not the entire study. It was available without being paywalled for a few days, but I’ve been fairly sick this past week (i’m still not whole but recovered enough to write this blog post) so was not able to read the whole study or blog about it until today and unfortunately it is now paywalled.   Apparently there has been other research to suggest this too that I was not aware of, but they cite references for the interested reader. 
Aside from the extremely high ratio of mildly autistic men to women and the preference the more desirable autistic women have for “normal” men, the lack of heterosexuality in autistic women is likely yet another barrier  to “finding an autistic girlfriend”

Gov. Pence – Opponent of Eli Lilly and HPV Vaccine Mandate

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“I think it is a decision that’s best left to parents in consultation with their doctors.” – Governor Mike Pence on HPV vaccination

Autism Investigated supports Donald Trump’s choice for running mate Governor Mike Pence. There has been a lot of misinformation spread about Pence, the biggest myth is that his being from Indiana somehow puts him in the pocket of Eli Lilly which is the pharmaceutical company that introduced mercury into children’s vaccinations. Eli Lilly is headquartered in Indianapolis, and did give Governor Pence’s political campaign a ton of money for his election in 2012. It was a cozy relationship, but one that would not last – nor would its termination be the only time he stood up for what he believed in against powerful pharmaceutical interests as he had also taken preemptive steps to oppose mandatory HPV vaccination.

When Governor Pence signed into law Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Eli Lilly and others deemed it “bad for business”, alleging that it was discriminatory against homosexuals and would subsequently drive investment out of the state. But the reality was much more complex than that, as LGBT activists in other parts of the country were suing Christian bakers and putting them out of business for not baking cakes for gay weddings out of devotion to their faith. Pence would obviously not want that trend repeated in his own state, and he signed an amended version of the bill into law despite attempts by Lilly and other powerful donors to kill it. Whether or not one agrees with Pence’s principles, his record suggests it is his principles and not his donors that determine his governing. He has also stood up for his and his constituents’ principles against powerful pharmaceutical interests in his opposition to aggressive state marketing of one notoriously dangerous vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease.

After a bill encouraging HPV vaccination in teenagers was proposed but killed in the Indiana legislature last year, Pence denounced the bill for potentially opening the door to a mandate of the vaccine. Later that year, constituents complained of an intrusive health department notice urging HPV vaccination. Pence stepped in to change the language of the notice to include the fact that the vaccine was not mandatory along with an internet link people could go to if they wanted to opt out of their children’s medical records being used in a state vaccine registry. Once again he was faced with opposition from critics such as the Indiana Democratic Party, but that did not stop him.

Based on his past record, Governor Pence appears to be someone who puts principle before donors and the pharmaceutical industry. Accepting Donald Trump’s offer of running mate is only the latest example, given Trump’s refusal of pharmaceutical money while speaking out about the vaccine-autism connection in the second Republican debate. Governor Pence deserves all the benefit of any lingering doubt, especially when compared to anyone Crooked Hillary Clinton is likely considering for a running mate.