In 2016, CUSU Disabled Students’ Campaign organised an event called ‘Autistic People, Not Gendered Minds’, in opposition to a talk given by Simon Baron-Cohen in Cambridge at the time. This discussion challenged Baron-Cohen’s extreme male brain theory of autism, and created a space for autistic people to discuss how gender and autism interact.
‘In Camouflage’, a zine compiling submissions from students on the theme of autism and gender, was born out of this discussion.
This zine was compiled by the CUSU/GU Welfare & Rights Officer, Sophie Buck, and has submissions from students of Cambridge, Oxford, and Anglia Ruskin Universities. Physical copies can be picked up from the CUSU reception.