The melt. It is what it is. Thanks Shain for this evocative description and in-depth explanation.
TW/Content note: Abuse of autistic people; demonstrative use of disability slur; self-injury; in-depth descriptions of being in the middle of a meltdown.
The Bingo Sheet meme has existed as a way for marginalized communities to catalog and make fun of the bad things they experience. This usually takes the form of quoting common hurtful, invalidating or dismissive things they hear from other people. For instance, there is American Racial Incident Bingo for the ways in which white people respond badly to instances of violence against people of color, and Fat Hatred Bingo for the ways the concern trolls and other people justify bias against fat people.
So, given this context, the autistic community was none too happy when an online disability publication called The Mighty published a Meltdown Bingo… as written from the perspective of a parent whose child is experiencing an autistic meltdown. (Here’s a DoNotLink if you’re curious.)
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