Category Archive: Discrimination

Short story: The Diagnosis – by Ned Alexander

  ©2016, Ned Alexander, all rights reserved Kevin lifted his head up to look across the partitions at his colleagues who were all working diligently in their cubicles.  He glanced up at the… Continue reading

Great news. Recently, Autism daily,, confirmed the 10 benefits of your child with Autism being bullied. Yaye!….hang on…Fuc$%*g what?

Okay, let’s just start this off by saying that the idea that you can take a positive from any form of bullying is a complete pile of poo!  In the interests of fairness… Continue reading

Germaine Greer: “Transgender women seem to us ghastly parodies. Being trans is a delusion”. WTF?

  Today I had other plans for what I wanted to blog about but then the topic of Germaine Greer’s comments about Transgender women raised its ugly head and here we are. She… Continue reading

Sesame Street is introducing their first autistic character, Julia.

Sesame Street has never shied away from addressing hard hitting and important issues during their long run on television.  When the actor, Harold Hooper, who played one of the local store owners, died… Continue reading

An open letter: To parents whose child is ‘different’.

A short while ago I was visiting a friend and while there I was speaking to his son.  I had known him for some years and, while his dad was out of the… Continue reading

Great British Bake Off controversy…dun-dun-dunnnn!

  To those Neanderthals out there that cannot accept that someone can actually win something regardless of his or her sex, sexual orientation, ethnic/cultural origin or religious beliefs then…SHOCK HORROR…Muslim Woman wins Bake… Continue reading

Bloody foreigners, coming over here…taking our jobs…

Until recently it was very difficult to open a newspaper or turn on the television without hearing about all those ‘nasty’ migrants.  That was until a young boy called Aylan, who had drowned,… Continue reading

An NT’s life with an ‘Aspie’ wife.

I am Neurotypical.  My wife has Asperger’s.  For those of you who aren’t aware (though I’m assuming if you’ve found this post then, yes, you are) Asperger’s is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (or… Continue reading

The book: Why my first children’s book was about homelessness.

  In 2014 I wrote my first Children’s book.  It was called ‘Homeless’ and, somewhat unsurprisingly, covered that very subject.  I have never been homeless, certainly not for any length of time between house moves… Continue reading

An irrational fear of gay spiders!

My Father, who sadly passed away a few years ago, was a Geordie. He raised six of us, mainly on his own, and, though he wasn’t a perfect Father, for me he was… Continue reading