Identity Politics and the Language Controversy, by Dora Raymaker
In a post on “Identity Politics and the Language Controversy,” Dora Raymaker, co-director of the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education and a member of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Board of Directors, confides: “My brain has been terribly ‘sticky’ on a proposal I’m writing for a conference presentation, and tearing my brain away to even read a news story let alone write about it has failed some uncountable number of times. And not only has my brain been sticky on the topic of the proposal but my brain’s been sticky on identity politics and language.”
We could give many other examples. The question is: What do these individuals mean when they say their brains are jewels or that they hate their brains, or when they refer to their brains as being in a particular state or doing this or that?