vibeology March 18, 2020 Share March 18, 2020 On 3/17/2020 at 1:52 AM, nokat said: I like that we're all questioning the authenticity of the writing. Shaun has had moments of scary aggression. I shouldn't be accepting what he's been doing because of autism. I've had my moments of aggression but they were things like bumping shopping carts. I enjoy the show, but not necessarily making autistic people scary. I don't think Shaun was violent because of autism. I think Shaun was violent because he's an angry person who has never dealt with his issues. And that makes him an asshole because he has had many opportunities, support from loved ones and access to resources and refuses to do it. Shaun grew up in a violent household and witnessed multiple points of trauma and has adamantly refused therapy of any sort. There is an anger in him that's come out a few times over the course of the series that he just doesn't have the tools to handle, and that would be true with or without autism. Anyone who grew up in an abusive home, watched a parent kill a pet and witnessed their sibling die is a pretty good candidate for therapy. And it's not like this show is anti-therapy. Claire goes and we're shown that it's beneficial for her. 2 10 Link to comment
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