The autism spectrum and titles associated are unworthy of recognition due to diagnoses of autism being inconsistent, and people who have none of the associated "symptoms" or have "grown out" (ie, corrected the symptoms) still carry that fucking stupid-aß label! In other words, what i seem to hear is that "autism" is permanent, people are born with it, even those who readily acknowledge others around or are interested in connecting with other people nonetheleß can be diagnosed, mainly for being of minorities or if the parents want money; these diagnoses are thus brought on by special pleading. It's just wrong. Worse still is how countries exist where being autistic is technically illegal...but what i should really note is that she claims to understand the gray areas, as she mentions, but has no problem with most of the minor characters in her stories ironically being black-and-white themselves.
And if Whaley or Righter sees this, i must remind them, that i mean no harm to them or societies at large, or to Kari. In fact, the gray is just that you can't be expected to know instinctively, or that varies from culture to culture, well, anything that is unclear; but some things she calls "gray" are really largely black-and-white, like tone of voice, or facial strain, or breathing; another point as to my belief that she is a feminist.