Autistics preferring the company of other autistics
I've noticed in my time perusing autism related forums that occasionally an autistic person who says they prefer interacting with other autistics over NTs is admonished and alluded to being a bigot. Why is that?
Is a woman who prefers having friendships with other women rather than with men a misandrist?
Is a man who prefers to have friendships with other men rather than with women a misogynist?
Is someone who prefers to communicate with people of their own culture a xenophobe?
Is a deaf person who prefers having friendships with other deaf people rather than with hearing people a bigot?
What about musicians or artists that prefer to be in the company of other musicians or artists rather than others?
Why is it that if an autistic person says they prefer friendships with other autistics rather than NTs they're considered a bigot by some?