Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Autism Expression & Gender Construction

File this NYTimes story under "I'm not so surprised that autistic children express culturally constructed gender norms in their differential manifestations - by gender - of the same condition (even if they typically struggle with social interaction, they are exposed to cultural norms just like everyone else)" or "Yet another reason that medical research needs to be better balanced to represent both male AND female populations" or...

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