“People are constantly talking about statistics which show that boys are more likely than girls to be identified as autistic.
But it’s not as simple as that because those statistics reinforce gender as a socially constructed binary.
Let’s do away with the gender binary and start recognising that autistic people can be any gender.”
~ Cas Faulds, Un-Boxed Brain
Thank you Cas for writing these words.
Please take a look at their blog post for A-Z of Neurodiversity, “G is for Gender” by Seren Guinness, which contains more links on this topic.
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