Glee Discriminates Against Persons with Autism
Glee Discriminates Against Autism
For the most part Glee is an up lifting fun show which preaches inclusion and the strength of diversity. My son who has Autism has been a big fan of Glee for years. And as a parent I felt good about showing my son who has Autism a television show which showed love and tolerance for a mentally ill person, for homosexuals, for women with curves, for a child who is in a wheel chair and people of religious and cultural diversity.
Last night when Glee premiered my son and I sat on the couch and watched the show with great anticipation. And while this show is sac rid it turned exceptionally sour when they showed a negative stereo type of a person with Autism. My son with Autism was quite upset that Autism was displayed in the media with such a negative connotation. I had to turn the show off.
I consoled my son by explaining to him that in the 1970(s) it was the same for black people on television. African Americans were only portrayed as criminals on television. It wasn't of much consolation to my son because he really didn't believe me. He loves Barack Obama and wishes he were black.
But my son and I celebrated gay rights and the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” yesterday only to watch a television show which is very pro gay rights portray individuals with Autism in a negative stereo type.
I doubt the writers of Glee could provide any sustentative information about individuals with Autism now that they have taken such a low road with this particular population.
Does the shows producers and writers realize they have characters that do not sing nor dance in the Glee club who are from various minorities groups but couldn’t find a way to have an autistic child in the Glee club? My son aptly expressed the autistic person could arrange all of the music for the entire Glee class better then the teacher.
It was a real divisive moment when my son and I celebrated who celebrate Gay Rights and supported Glee for all these years only to find out Glee and the Gay Community do not support individuals with Autism. Never let it be said that we have made any progress.
Because of the Season 3 premiere of Glee negatively portray Individuals with Autism we can no longer watch this show or believe there is any support for individuals with Autism in the United States. So Goodbye Glee!!
- Home Schooling Children with Autism.
Tips for home schooling and providing error correction analysis within the home setting.
- Biochemical Explanation of Children with Autism and ADHD
Detailed article about the possible etiolgy of Autism and ADHD specifically the biochemical causes and elludes to possible treatments.
- Caring for Children with Autism During Hurricanes
A guide to caring for children with autism during hurricanes.
- Republican Govenor Rick Scott Sued over Discrimination
This informative article illustrates how Republican Govenor Rick Scott is discriminating against the diasbae Floridans in particular the disabeld childrenof Florida and thier families. And this article illustrates how close current USA policy is mimi
- Autism Global Phenomena
Analyss of Autism as a Global Phenomena.
- Infantile Autism
How to identify signs and symptoms of infantel autism.
- Glee Season 3 Premiere
A preview of Season 3 of the show Glee on the day "Don't Ask Don't Tell" was repealed.
More by this Author
An article about how to get your child to sleep in their own bed.
A tribute to the one yeat anniversary of my Mother's death.
An article analysizing what it is like to grow up with serial killers and rapists in a small southern community.
No comments yet.