“Tolerance is something entirely different than acceptance, Yes rather the opposite, a clever tool of oppression. Someone you take as equal, you embrace unconditionally, for now and forever. But by letting someone know you endure someone, you suggest in the same breath, that you think he’s a burden, a nagging pain or an u pleasant smell, where for this time, you want to step over. Under tolerance hides threat: the mood can flip with the expectation or it exceeds it.” Arthur Japin
I thought this was a very powerful quote and first saw it on a feminist page on Facebook, but thought that it would fit into the discussion about Autism as well.
Think about it for a second and Let me know what you think of it.