Autism and The X-Men

I was kind of paying attention to the TV this weekend when the trailer for X-Men III: The Last Stand came on. I really started paying attention when the character of Storm said:

There’s nothing to cure! This is who we are.

If you’re not familiar with the X-Men series of movies – or the Marvel comic books on which the films are based – the basic story is of a group of ‘mutants’ and their struggle to gain acceptance by non-mutants, aka humans.

The basic premise of this third of three movies is that the government (humans) have found a “cure” for mutant-ism and is trying to force mutants to be ‘cured.’ As you can probably tell from the quote above, the mutants don’t want to – DON’T THINK THEY NEED TO BE – cured.

(Sound familiar yet?)

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