Great. I thought I have heard everything. Now even disorders have supposed posers.
It was enough for Asperger’s to have to be explained. Kids have to know what being a kid with Aspergers consists of. But since they find themselves a couple of people with Aspergers’, they create a sort of community around each other. How was I to know that even disorders can be as stereotypical or as “individual” as being punk, and like punk, people with Asperger’s claim to point out people who are not “Aspies”?
According to Urban Dictionary’s take on Asperger’s syndrome, and this is the first “definition” says, “The real Asperger’s Syndrome is part of autism. However, some posers decide to be “autistic” and start self-diagnosing themselves as those who Asperger’s Syndrome. Not only do they make it seem more like a poser disorder, they make real aspies want to beat the living crap out of them. The example would be an emo kid who labels herself having Asperger’s without a doctor who knows crap.”
So, now we Asperger people have the misfortune of finding people diagnosing themselves, and turning Asperger’s Syndrome to an emo disorder? WHAT?
Is this real? And what do you make of this situation?