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Greta Thunberg Claps Back At Haters Who Mock Her Look And Differences: ‘Being Different Is A Superpower’

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg is a teen girl who has become a powerful advocate for our planet and it sure is pissing a lot of people off. Maybe it’s because she’s a woman, maybe it’s because she’s young and idealistic, maybe it’s because sad dudes on the Internet don’t have enough to do, but she is constantly being attacked.

Thunberg has been talking on behalf of the planet for years despite not being of age to vote. She is even traveled across the ocean on a zero-emissions yacht to attend the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. Youth Summit on Climate and the Climate Action Summit. She has a high profile, which might account for some of the attention. But Thunberg has a theory on why so many people attack her and especially why they often take shots at her for having Asperger syndrome, which means she is on the autism spectrum.

In a series of tweets, Greta Thunberg explained why having Asperger’s has actually made her a more powerful person, despite what the “haters” try to tweet at her all day:

Thunberg says that she talks openly about having Asperger’s because she knows there are a lot of people out there who misunderstand it or see it as a terrible burden, especially neurotypical people. She admits there was a time when it was hard for her to connect and relate to people, but committing to her activism changed all that. Now she sees meaning in the world, though many others may not—and that freaks them out.

Despite the weird people taking swipes at a literal teenager, many people came forward with messages of support:

And people with Asperger’s commented to tell Thunberg how she has inspired them:

Thunberg is already doing better than the creeps who harass her. If she represents the future, things don’t look so bad.