[AI] ‘Autism is seen as a male thing – but girls just implode emotionally’

avinash shahi shahi88avinash at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 03:53:08 PDT 2015


“Autism is seen as a male thing, and boys are often physical in
expressing themselves when unhappy, whereas girls implode
emotionally,” says Wild. “Boys tend not to be interested in contact
and friendship, whereas girls desperately want friendship, they become
obsessed very easily if they focus on someone as ‘theirs’ – whether a
girl or a boy – and they yearn for boyfriends.”
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jul/14/autism-girls-emotion-self-harm-school
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Avinash Shahi
Doctoral student at Centre for Law and Governance JNU



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