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Females are often subconsciously fitted into a certain framework to pursue the idealization of womanhood. Compared with male counterparts with no restrictions and biases, even though disabled men are disadvantaged by able-bodied cultural systems, they can still benefit from male privilege with limited frameworks and obtain more medical and social support than women with disabilities.
A new viral concept which is also considered as a branch of disabled bodies, neurodivergent men would consider a great example of this judgement. Historically, male neurodivergent research has been started since 1911. Physicians may view data via a gender-biased perspective based on males
since all research has been conducted with male counterparts, and interventions used to support disabled individuals are also based on male-centric research. Do neurodivergent women not exist, or at least, do not own a framework, landing on a grey area between the dominant females and neurodiverse males? Neurodivergent women represent a significant group of the disabled population, with 20% of the total female population (National Cancer Institute).
Unfortunately, a huge portion of the neurodivergent female has always been neglected. They are frequently the victims of unspeakable abuse due to late-stage diagnosis and support. In a research on the prevalence of sexual abuse among autistic women, 61% of the female cohort had been sexually assaulted in the past (McCarthy & Phil, 1996). The lack of understanding of the linkage to sexism and ableism experienced by all others in the social class known as "woman" has created significant discrimination, eventually camouflaging their identity. Neurodiversity, as a new representation of intersectionality between sexism and ableism, sparked a new conversation in society. The fact that this group is members of both the women and disabled communities, rather than just one, landing on the middle ground, which leads to negative experiences of ultimate sexism and ableism discrimination. Our organization aims to bridge the gender gap within the field of neurodiversity.