This is the Question of the Week, a way to stimulate conversation. It occurs every
Imagine that you’re an evil overlord. What will you do once you finally take over the world?
The first thing I would do, of course, is steal Christmas. Not like the Grinch, but like Jack Skellington. I’d steal everything, and replace it with stuff played in a minor key. Hahaha! And then I’d make it all polymetric, especially the dance music. I guess I’d really be some sort of musical evil overlord.
Last week, we discussed “Asexuality: classification and characterization,” a 2007 paper by Nicole Prause and Cynthia Graham. Continue reading
A while back there was this big kerfuffle on tumblr* about how aces are secretly harmful to LGB folks. One of the main arguments was that LGB folks have internalized heterosexism, and thus use the asexual community to hide from their sexuality. Now, I’m not really interested in getting into the whole “are aces harmful to LGB folks” debate, because that thing is a can of worms–a can of flesh-eating, fire-breathing, radioactive worms, that is. But the idea of hiding from one’s sexuality in the ace community had me raising my eyebrows so far that they were practically flying off my face, and all I could think was, Have you ever spent any time in the ace community? If I wanted to hide from my sexuality, the asexual community is the last place I’d go. Here’s why:
Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting. We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!
Someone made a short film called (A) Sexual Story. (Warnings: lots of cursing, sexual assault)
Carlin writes about the The Medical Center for Female Sexuality’s informational pages on low libido and sexual desire.
A Life Unexamined has thoughts on a fictional asexual/allosexual relationship.
There’s a survey on LGBTQ people in STEM fields going around, and they’re explicitly interested in asexual experiences, too.
Critique of Popular Reason has some tips for leaving a sexless relationship (tactfully).
College Magazine posted an article on asexual dating.
An article about asexuality was published in a Norwegian newspaper.
Last week, we discussed “Asexual and autoerotic women: two invisible groups,” a 1977 paper by Myra T. Johnson. Continue reading
Northerners, do you have any exciting summer plans? Southerners, any exciting winter plans?