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To me it does not matter if you call me artist, artistic, or person with artism. Oh, I meant autist, autistic, or person with autism.

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/04

Similarly to Bianca Toeps, I always wondered why some are called percussionist, programmer, brother, student, or deaf and there is no discussion to be call them “person who plays percussion instruments”, “person who programs”, “person having a sibling”, “person who studies”, or “person who cannot hear”.

There is a lot of discussion about autism though: very long threads on why someone should be called a certain way.

To me it does not matter, so you can call me all of this:

  • artist
  • artistic
  • person with artism
  • autist
  • autistic
  • person with autism
  • percussionist
  • person who plays percussion instruments
  • programmer
  • brother
  • person who has at least one sibling
  • person who programs
  • student
  • person who studies
  • deaf
  • person who cannot hear (with the left ear)

Yes, “Programming is an art form that fights back”.

Note I heard this quote the first from Kudzu, and since then learned it looks like it is by T.C. Wilson, but I am still not sure which T.C. Wilson.

Some mentions of the quote:

Bianca Toeps on this in Dutch:



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