This is particularly common among females at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. While both males and females with autism can camouflage their symptoms, it appears to be more common in women and girls. Still, one of the largest studies done on the subject suggests that, compared to men, women with autism have:. Many more large, long-term studies are needed to draw any firm conclusions about autism in women. Given the wide range of symptoms and severity, autism is likely caused by several factors, including genetics and environmental factors. For example, investigators involved in the larger study mentioned above believe that girls might be born with genetic protective factors that reduce their chance of autism.
Inseveral of the contestants accused the show's producers of telling them whom to choose on each episode.
Female contestants complained that they were forced to choose men who they didn't find attractive, while some of the show's male contestants went home without a date after the girls were told not to choose them.
I refused and was taken off. Other female contestants reported that producers had told them to reject certain men even if they liked them because it made better television.