“Many people love to spread rumors saying that I have people ‘behind me’ or that I’m being ‘paid’ or ‘used’ to do what I’m doing. But there is no one ‘behind’ me except for myself. My parents were as far from climate activists as possible before I made them aware of the situation.”
I think the only reason anyone uses the term "used" is because of her age, but she definitely made a name for herself by getting out there and being bold. If there is some puppet master behind her you wouldn't know it by the way she tells it like it is to anyone no matter their status.
Also, Asperger's syndrome is no longer a thing. In the DSM-IV, it was classified as a separate disorder, but the DSM-V (2013) dropped Asperger's as a valid diagnosis and now recognizes those symptoms as being part of the autism spectrum.
I know that the DSM has made this change, and from a clinical perspective it makes sense because it is all part of the same spectrum, but Aspergers is still a useful term for the average Joe because there is a lot of difference between high functioning and low functioning autism.
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