Erik (eriktrips) wrote,
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Simon Baron-Cohen is at it again

Giving me something to write about but I am too tired to do it now. And too tired to find the original study but I doubt it is less wrong than this blurb:

Female-to-male transsexuals could be more autistic:


"If such girls do believe they have a boy’s mind in a girl’s body, their higher than average number of autistic traits may also mean they hold their beliefs very strongly, and pursue them to the logical conclusion: opting for sex reassignment surgery in adulthood.”


It's just symptomatic of the assumptions that appear to drive the study in what little is said about it on that page.


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Tags: autism spectrum, essentialism, gender, heterosexism, queer, transsexual narratives
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