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Despite Leaving Key Questions Unanswered, New Contraceptive Coverage Exemptions Will Do Clear Harm

Despite Leaving Key Questions Unanswered, New Contraceptive Coverage Exemptions Will Do Clear Harm | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.

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Evolution of Eve | Gettin’ Married Next Week

AmericanBadassActivists.org will be on honeymoon soon. I’m marrying the love of my life, Bill Reiland, next week.

My son is going to Facebook live the event, about Noonish on October 14. For sure beach photos will pop up on my Instagram.

While we’re celebrating, please enjoy the adventure with us.

#BillEveInLove


During the wedding and honeymoon afterwards, the site will be on standby. Thanks for your patience during this next few weeks. ❤

 

Dear Neurotypical friends…

the silent wave

I may have a social disability.  I may say or do things that seem strange to you or put you off or leave you wondering.

This could–and sometimes does–lead to misunderstandings and unnecessary hurt feelings, on either side–or both sides.

I want to be your friend.  It’s just that aspects of life that the general population may take for granted as natural and intuitive are, for me, anything but.  Aspects like communication (whether verbal or by way of facial expressions and/or body language), socialization, etiquette, and so on and on and on.

It’s not you; it’s me.  Well, actually, it’s our intersection.  It’s not a character flaw, just a neurodevelopmental variant.  It happens, and it’s OK.

I’ll explain.  In fact, I’ll provide you with a mini-handbook, a roadmap to the inside of the social areas of my brain.

I’m just not into gossip.  I’m not into hearing about people I…

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This week’s series: How to deal with Asperger Syndrome at work | Penelope Trunk Careers

People often tell me that I should write career advice for people with Asperger Syndrome. This is because I am surrounded by people who have Asperger’s, and I have it myself. Please, do not tell me I don’t have it. First of all, it looks very different in men and women, and most of you have experience with men. Second, I’m way more weird in person than I am on the blog. And surely you thought it was the other way around.

So, anyway, the reason I’m good at giving career advice is because I had to learn things systematically, which helps me break it down for everyone else.

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What it’s like to have sex with someone with Asperger’s | Penelope Trunk Careers

You think it would be really fun to have sex with me. Because, I think you can tell from my posts, I’ll do anything. But maybe you can also tell from my posts that it’s a little bit weird. Because you know that I’ll say anything, too, but sometimes, I make you cringe.

I think I’m that way in bed, too.

This post is about work. And sex, which are two of the essential areas of life one needs to be able to function in before you can feel like a normal adult. And both sex and work are governed by a set of rules that many people are able to learn just by being in the world.

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Asperger Syndrome | Penelope Trunk Careers

Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism where the person has a high IQ but deficient social skills, among other things. That is actually a terrible summary of Asperger’s, but here’s a summary from Wikipedia. I have it, my son has it. My dad has it and my ex-husband has it. Many other people in my family have it as well — people with Asperger’s like being around other people with Asperger’s. Anyway, here’s my writing about Asperger Syndrome.

Apr. 2016 How to be a better friend, even when you’re busy

Jun. 2015 What your co-workers with Aspergers wish you knew

Feb. 2014 How to build a career if you have Aspergers

Oct. 2013 3 Things you need to know about people with Asperger’s

Aug. 2013 Homeschooling helped my son be more social

Oct. 2012 I think Marissa Mayer has Asperger Syndrome

Aug. 2012 Don’t miss diagnosing Aspergers in young girls 

Nov. 2011 How Successful People Deal with Asperger’s

Nov. 2010 What it’s like to have sex with someone with Asperger’s

Dec. 2009 Why I need a sick day to register my car

Nov. 2009 Five ways to be less annoying

Oct. 2009 Why I’m difficult at meetings

Sept. 2009 How I deal with sensory integration dysfunction

Sept. 2009 How to deal with Asperger Syndrome at work

Nov. 2007 Stop thinking you’ll get by on your high IQ

Jan. 2007 Dealing with social awkwardness at work; insights from the autism community

 

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Are you having a break or a breakdown? | Penelope Trunk Careers

So often in my life I have felt like I’m failing when I’ve actually been taking a break. After college I had various odd jobs and every night I read books. I read a book a night for a while.…

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