This is a root and branch (pardon the pun), fresh-start, clean slate thread...and continuation of the Are there any women here? post
I'm still here in the long grass and I hope the discussions will continue as it's still reassuring to read other people talk about life in a way I understand. I do hope also that men like Lonewarrior and others who identify with a more female iteration of autism feel free to comment too, not all men are the stereotype either.
Does anyone else feel completely trapped in their lives, or are you in stable, even happy relationships and jobs that have survived the revelation of being autistic? For the most part I'm behaving exactly as I always have because I see no alternative for survival, but some days I feel sure I'm just shy of breaking completely. ()
I don’t identify as a women, even though I’ve got a female body, I don’t particularly identify as a man either, but seeing as the guys are invited to chat, I thought I’d say something.
My diagnosis last October was a total game changer. It’s changed the whole of my life completely. I don’t know what I’ll be doing for employment after this burnout completes itself, but I know my life will never be the same again. Never again will I try to fit in so now, I’m just letting my life unfold and I’ll see where it takes me. I’ve got some ideas, but I know that my ideas might not be in line with loves ideas, so I take lead from that. But it’s fair to say, my life changed the instant I realised I was autistic. I’ve never been so happy in all of my life. I’ve got a place on this earth and I enjoy every minute of it.
I don’t identify as a men, even though I’ve got a male body, I don’t particularly identify as a woman either. Where am I?
I have got a male body and I love it. I have always got on better with women than men.
So you’re a YOU!
I sometimes think which toilet I should use male or female. I am sometimes confused. Honestly. Not sure why!
I really do not like to see other men in toilets. I feel extremely uncomfortable then. I always try to go there when I would be alone. If not, I do not go there. If I see another man coming in, I run quickly out. Why is that?
I would prefer female toilets, I guess. Not sure. Have not been there.
There is such a keenness in society to categorise people... and I guess that this thread is guilty of that to some extent... society categorises on difference ...
....we are sometimes at risk of ignoring the commonality of our humanity and experiences
I have always problems with application forms. They often ask for the gender and offers only two choices - Male - Female.
I do not like this question. Often, it is not needed. It does not make any difference.
I also do not know which to choose - Male or Female. Although, I am more Male. I am also a bit Female I think. There is no one right answer.
I heard that in Canada, they are going to remove the Sex from the passports.
I guess, I would like to have Neutral gender.
Psst.... next time, draw your own box!
I sometimes leave it blank. I think it is a good idea to draw my own box. Would that be appropriate in formal documents?
To formally log your credentials and accurately... then I hope they’d cotton on. Gender neutrality or fluidity is out there and people need to catch up and get up to date