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Perhaps the most frequently asked question by anyone with Asperger’s – I am often paranoid about the differences between me and, what I perceive as, everybody else.

Since my last post, I have been trying to act like a company director should, and keeping up with my studies, and being a perfect parent. Alongside all that, I noticed this article by a British woman who moved to Sweden, and noticed that the culture there was much better for women.

They are geared up for equality in the workplace, and gender has stopped being an issue. In the UK, I’ve always felt it still causes problems, despite having laws to prevent discrimination. In the UK, gender colours people’s expectations in a way that (in this article at least) doesn’t seem to occur in Swedish culture.

So, in answer to the question, “is it me?” the answer really could be, “no – it’s them, just like you thought it was!”

Fellow Aspies – we can’t always be wrong!