08:23:40 PM Jul 7th 2016
So... is there a trope page for being compassionate when it's not actually a way to put the person down? You know, like, actually caring about someone and wanting to help them? Or is that something the wiki has decided is just a myth?
07:14:42 PM Jul 1st 2014
I think I've had problems with people like this before... which is why I hate the people supposedly trying to "help" me... I'm not sure how to get into all the details, but yeah.
11:43:17 AM Jul 14th 2014
While i'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you've faced because other people were being smug and condescending, this isn't really relevant to the article.
10:41:32 PM Jul 21st 2014
Huh. What for, and what were they talking about in the first place? I confess vague curiosity.
01:26:43 AM Jul 22nd 2014
Look up Ask The Tropers.
05:26:42 AM May 12th 2014
As a personal opinion: I think perhaps this should be another trope we shouldn't have real life examples of.
05:40:16 AM Jul 8th 2014
08:59:31 AM Jul 14th 2014
I, for one, vehemently disagree. there is very much cause for keeping real-life examples on the page, especially the ones regarding the nature of ableism.
05:38:49 AM Oct 28th 2013
I feel compelled to say that "critics of Autism Speaks" are not usually touting themselves as charitable organisations that accept donations to research ways of making people autistic. Also, that there are no autistic people among the leadership of Autism Speaks. Those who criticise Autism Speaks think people's minds are extremely diverse; Autism Speaks tells people their children are diseased changelings. Compassion, contempt. Positive, negative.
09:02:28 AM Jul 14th 2014
Autism Speaks has a track-record of supporting eugenics and have described autism as "a fate worse than death", implying that it would be "merciful" to kill autistic people. Their mission statement is to eliminate autism from the world. They shamelessly call autistic people a "burden".
01:47:37 AM Oct 28th 2013
Let me just point out one thing: While it is true that pity/compassion and contempt/loathing are not that far from each other, they still are NOT the same. In both cases the person expressing pity/contempt perceives the other person as somehow disadvantaged, but in the first case the second person is seen in a positive way, and in a negative one in the second. That difference is what matters. Again: Contempt. Use this word.
08:09:27 AM Dec 9th 2012
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