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Autistic Empathy Is Real

Debunking myths about autism

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Photo by Anastasia Vityukova on Unsplash

The new K-Drama on Netflix, Extraordinary Attorney Woo, depicts an autistic lawyer starting at a new law firm. She is described as intelligent but has autism spectrum disorder. The film asserts that autism means she struggles to be empathetic. The entertainment industry perpetuates the idea that autistic people do not have empathy.

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Tas (they/them)

Tas (they/them)

We are autistic members of the disability community and hold various mental health diagnoses. We are advocates for social justice, writers and scholars of life.