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AuTalkz is protected under Copyright and Trademark Law.

Yesterday, I discovered that an off-topic forum of a roleplay website, which I have been a member of for years, forcefully took down the banner and link to AuTalkz in my signature.

The reason I was given was that it was because AuTalkz was about a disability (autism), and the board doesn't allow discussions about disabilities.

I did nothing to break the rules or "discuss" a disability, as the link went to the AuTalkz gallery of my DA page; it was off of the forum site itself (else I wouldn't have even posted it, as I'm a stickler for the rules), and in no way was it discussing a disability on the off-topic forum itself.

Yesterday, for the first time since I began to become more vocal about speaking out about admitting to having OCD and Anxiety, as well as ASD (autism), and the first time since I started AuTalkz, I was forcefully silenced by a newbie admin on a site.
They could say it wasn't silencing me, but the banner was clearly labeled as to what AuTalkz was about (meaning, that anyone who clicked it knew what they were clicking on), and since it linked to something not involved with their own site, it broke no rules about the discussion of disabilities.

They can defend their decision until they're blue in the face, but it was silencing.

I didn't send a reply to the mail I got from the mod about it; arguing with those sort of people is pointless.  If I ever do challenge it, I would take it straight to one of the older admins.
Instead, I made this special issue of AuTalkz, which is why it's not in its typical four panel format.

There are a lot more minorities and groups which are prejudiced against and silenced out there, more than I can fit in a single frame of AuTalkz.  And, I don't know all the ribbon colors for other mental disorders.  The message remains the same, however.

If you like this artwork and wish to help support me in doing them, please take a look at my patreon page at www.patreon.com/mdchan
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Foreveranotter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's deep...and so true
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Keyotea Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will do what I can to help.
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mdchan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's great!  I think one of the best things possible is spreading knowledge (awareness).  ^^
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technonerd24 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Its not a disability,it's just us being below the social norm by how we react compare to the neurotypicals.
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little-shining-fox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
*sigh* I'm glad you're handling this so maturely by not trying to reason with those idiots. I mean, it's called freedom of speech! 
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Ugh. -___- Some people.
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what forum doesn't allow discussion of disabilities? that's so dumb.
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Lupus1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Goodness hope things get bettet soon
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landonbay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally see the idea as Autism being a "disablility" to be an Illusion.

the truth is, the only reason why is was considered a disability is because Scientists did not know what it was.
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Epicsquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well hope everything works out and i support you. 
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