So, let's say, with this article, that Asperger's in women means they are less reflexively capable of understanding the subtleties of social relations and empathizing with other people. But, since, unlike boys, they want to socialize, they try to compensate for the social skills they lack by watching other people in social situations and imitating what they do. This effort to learn social skills is not likely to transform them into the life of the party, but it probably goes some distance to mitigate their native social ineptness. (Story of my life.) So what can it mean to say that a diagnosis of Asperger's helps someone in this situation "seek out the right kind of treatment, and after a lifetime of mimicking others, finally find my own identity." What is this woman's "own identity" if the implication is that all her acquired social skills are not part of it? Has she returned to being aloof, surly, and isolated?
In other news, it turns out that people are making excellent money off of America's Obama obsession, so who wants to rent my room near the Metro in Arlington for $750 a night during Inauguration? Complimentary cat included!