"Should probably explain these ~mysterious~ female cues to our aspie brethren..." Disrespectful. aspie No. 18.104.22.168
The dramatic rise of autism in developed countries, could possibly be entirely based on bluepilled society pushing the FALSE CULTURAL AGENDA that "looks dont matter bro."
In the wodaabe african tribe, the males are selected by women to be husbands based on physical beauty. Basically the whole tribe is lookism blackpilled.
The men practice fake smiling several hours a day from an young age. So much so that their fake smiles are indistinguishable from real smiles by the time they reach adulthood.
This eases tension between the men and allows them to co-operate more, also they do not go to school, so the men are not put into a rigid class based social hierarchy where status varies wildly depending on grade level. So all of the young men, are roughly more or less the same social status. This allows the young men to co-operate even further. Also the men are raised together with help from extended family. (cousins, aunts, uncles)
It is entirely possible the rigid social hierarchy of the modern school system + social hierarchy of companies, and social isolation from extended family, in the case of a nuclear family, selects for autistic traits, like lack of empathy, lack of smiling (dominant behavior), psychopathy, hi intelligence, all traits found in CEO's of fortune 500 companies at a higher rate than the general population.
Basically a successful autist can acquire great wealth and prestige, but most autists are unsuccessful.
Parenting style also could also possibly add to children becoming autistic. Placing kids in front of the television, having them play video games all day. Allowing sons to engage in autistic activities ALL day like building model airplanes.
Meanwhile in the wodaabe tribe, male children are doing facial exercises several hours a day and constantly socializing, not indulging in "things" but in people, each other.
Wodaabe men flexing their facial muscles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2pOqViOyo