Engaging with my ideas isn't appropriation

I get a lot of reblogs that say things like

  • I’m not autistic so I don’t know if this blog is for me…
  • I’m not the target so…
  • I don’t want to be appropriative…

And, then, proceed to describe something they’ve experienced that is completely relevant to the dynamic I was talking about.

And just – this blog isn’t an exclusive club. I’m talking about social dynamics. And it’s not appropriation to try to understand how things work. 

The fact that I’m autistic doesn’t mean that I’m only talking to other autistic people, or that the things I know are only relevant to autistic people.

I’m talking to everyone who finds what I say helpful or interesting. I don’t want people to be worried that they shouldn’t be listening.

I think it would be better if everyone listened.