What do you all think?
I'm confused - what exactly is her 'super power'?
She seems to be drawing the fanatical attention of the 'anything useful' deniers. AKA born-again MCPs. I kind of also fear the Michael Jackson effect myself. Like Susan Boyle, she probably really needs to get some clued-in and sensitive/sensible management.
From what I understand, she's nothing without her pushy, well-connected parents - they're using her for their own ends.
Have to agree. Appears to me she's being exploited as a tool to appeal to a wider audience. The fact that she's female, autistic and young looking for her age is no coincidence.
She's a convenient, modern day, media-friendly Joan of Arc. A useful tool for general consumption of the muggles. They used to call people like her 'useful idiots'. Her naivety makes her at risk from the media vultures.
Personally I think it's inspiring that she went from staying at home, feeling she couldn't talk to anyone to being a leader figure in a protest movement. That's not something that happens every day!
As someone who has and still does struggle with confidence and forming connections with others, what's happened for her makes me think I might just need to try to keep on trying to meet people, until I find the right "tribe" to belong with.
my superpower is....overthinking! Or catastrophising.....Or having conversations a gazillion times in my head....
I think she's going to kill herself in her early 20s.
I hope I'm wrong.
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I think it's interesting that she says, "given the right circumstances - being different is a superpower." In a way, I suppose she could just be saying that differences (in general) can be a superpower, rather than just referring to ASD. In terms of her reference to "the right circumstances", maybe she's acknowledging that people who are different will thrive in certain areas, even though they struggle in others. That's just my interpretation though :)
Whether we agree with Greta's statements or not, I do think it's really positive to see more media representation for women and girls with autism (although some of those journalists are clearly in the dark ages!).