Is feeling “not like other girls” just internalized misogyny?

There are real differences, especially social differences, between autistic and neurotypical people which can lead to feelings of alienation. In my opinion, this latter...
Quote: “I had many friends… until adolescence. All at once, my idiosyncrasies became very uncool, almost overnight.” – Aspergirls

I wasn’t “like other girls” because I’m autistic.

I know that it’s now on trend to mock the people who claim “I’m not like other girls”, but I think that having feelings...
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Rules for neurotypicals

Dear neurotypicals, please observe the following rules... Say what you mean to say. It's rude to drop hints or dance around a topic expecting...
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Don’t judge me by my (in)ability to speak.

After learning about what autism is, I finally had an answer. My social anxiety stems from knowing I have to use social compensation strategies...
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Social compensation in autism (it’s not just masking!)

What is social compensation? Social compensation is when a person attempts to display neurotypical social behaviours by using strategies in social situations that compensates...
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Wrong Planet Syndrome

Some autistic people refer to their autism as “Wrong Planet Syndrome”. Being autistic in a neurotypical world can feel like you’re an alien on...
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How valid is an autism self-diagnosis?

Many people in the autistic community are self-diagnosed due to a lack of access to a professional evaluation. Reasons may include high costs and...