We Aspies have been misunderstood. People have stereotyped us, jumped to conclusions about us and just plain gone off half-cocked.
Hence Autism Awareness Month. We want people to understand us better, so hopefully they won't unfairly reject us.
One of the great things about people accepting us more is we get to socialize, work, play with and even date and marry more NTs. So we've also gotten a better look at what makes them tick.
Knowledge is power. When we get to know others better, we have more power to get along well with them. The minefields are mapped out - for example, once we know that most NTs (but perhaps especially women) tend to speak in euphemisms and understatements we can better interpret what they say and not miss subtle warnings.
And in turn, power is responsibility.
Back when we hadn't a clue, people yelled at us a lot and maybe even did worse. At least we knew they were wrongly picking on us. We just couldn't help ourselves, so why should they persecute us? To put it bluntly, we just didn't know any better.
Now that we do have some maps, we need to look for good uses...not good excuses.
As Spider-Man (my childhood favorite superhero) famously put it: With great power, comes great responsibility.