I just spent an hour hammering out a 600+ word response to the letter below. It truly pisses me off and as a father of a child with autism, I think I have every right to feel the way I do. Yet as I get closer to turning, err, a year older in about a week – maybe taking a step back and allowing the letter speak for itself is probably the better option over me going off on rant.
Besides, in the big scheme of things, I’m sure karma will find a way to make this all right. Although I would love it if everyone – especially others on WordPress – did their part to spread the word; to help repost this across the world.
Feel free to post your comments below.
I’ll bet you’re right. Poor little misunderstood bitch.
Based on news articles I have read, this doesn’t legally qualify as a hate crime. Sad. It is clear this woman is evil incarnate. She likely won’t get what she deserves on this earth. But it’s coming to her. Fortunately, I don’t think there’s a one to one correspondence of people like her and people who just accept people how they are. Continue to advocate. Now, I doubt your work as an advocate for your son and your work to educate people about autism will change someone who writes letters like the one above (her hatred is too deeply rooted in ignorance and evil), but it WILL open the eyes of people who don’t necessarily understand but have open minds. For every one of her, there is a you and a me at the very least.
If that woman sent that to me, I would make her life hell for a long time. Though just watch: she’ll end up on TV crying, apologizing, promising therapy, and saying she deserves a second chance.