Category Archives: LGBTTIQQAA+

Ace Mini Meta Going on at DW’s Asexual_fandom comm

There’s an Ace Mini Meta Fest going on at Dreamwidth’s asexual_fandom comm (which is just generally a great ace comm if you haven’t heard of it) here.  It’s stressed that it’s very informal and low-key, so if anyone would like … Continue reading

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Why We Need to Be Asexin’ It Up Between the Pages

I have always thought that one of the most important goals for asexuals is to become proportionately represented in the media. On an average day in America, for those ages 15 and up, 2.8 hours a day will be spent … Continue reading

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Food, Sex, and Asexuality

I don’t like the food metaphors. Is it okay to say that? I know it seems like almost everyone likes to use hunger, or food, or doughnuts, or something along that line, to explain to non-asexuals what being asexual is … Continue reading

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Oh look, a non-ace with brand-new ideas about demisexuality. Not.

Today I had a nasty shock when I went to leave a link to my prior post on the “Shameless Self Promotion Sunday” post over at Feministe. That nasty shock was because I came across a nasty, ignorant post about … Continue reading

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Asexual Female Character: Clarissa Oakes

There is a serious dearth of asexual characters in media. Of the characters that can be considered asexual, few are explicitly stated to actually be asexual. (Really, there should be some kind of official scale drawn up—from definitely asexual, to … Continue reading

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that’s what Google said…

[TRIGGERS AND WARNINGS: non-graphic mentions of sex, minor cussing] I’ve seen a couple ace bloggers responding to the questions and search terms that pop up in their search engine referral boxes. I’ve never done that before because quite frankly, the … Continue reading

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Gender, Queerness, Trauma, and Disability: The Unfortunate Topics Rendered Off-Limits Due to Stereotypes and Ignorance

[Trigger warnings: short discussion of rape/sexual abuse in 4th-last paragraph; it will have an individual TW where it begins/ends as well. Post contains discussion of stereotyping and anti-asexuality.] So the Asexual Community Census 2011 has been finished! I for one … Continue reading

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A bit on the “Everyone wants me to be an asexual!

In the debate about whether the term “sexual” is offensive as a term for people who are not asexual, one problem I have heard brought up is the over-sexualization of gay people. I have heard some gay people make the … Continue reading

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A bit on internalized stigma and the duties of asexuals

[TW for discussion of identity policing and anti-ace attitudes] “Too bad Internet Asexuals have such a shitty track record when it comes to analyzing the cultural context that their movement exists in, otherwise they might have something to say about … Continue reading

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In Which I am Amused; also, puppets

It all started when I came across a self-identified LGBTQ ally on tumblr decrying the possible marriage of Bert & Ernie… [TW for heterosexism and stereotyping asexuals] “I am all for gay rights, equality, and teaching children tolerance & acceptance. … Continue reading

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