Tropes Vs Autism: The Heroic Asshole

So the white male hero gets to be the asshole that the writers wish they could be, solve all the problems, and save the day. Every week.

More often than not, the Autism label is slapped on as an afterthought.

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Tropes Vs Autism: The Burden

This is one that turns up in the social narrative as well as fictional ones. The autistic boy (And it’s always a boy, as discussed last week) can’t be managed and won’t be managed. Sometimes, he’s a danger to himself and others.