Why manipulation and influence are topics that fascinate many autistic writers.
Something I've been thinking about lately is the role of manipulation in autistic fiction - villains who are manipulative, autistic characters who are prone to manipulation, and so on. Not every autistic person is easily taken advantage of, but for many this is our experience, especially when we're younger. Taking what people say at face value, and being taught from an early age to ignore our gut responses, can produce unique vulnerabilities.
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