Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 31 Open Thread

[Image description: A cupcake with the purple, light purple, and white wrapper pulled back to expose the cake. The cupcake has the stripes of the asexual flag: purple on the bottom, then white, then gray, then black, with white icing … Continue reading

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Sexism and Asexuality: Part Three

Now, I’m going to discuss the sexism inherent in telling women they’re not really asexual. It’s true that the misogyny in which we all exist shapes our choices, and that no choice is made outside its influence. If I said, … Continue reading

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Sexism and Asexuality: Part Two

Note: the first two posts in this series were originally published at Confessions of an Ist. I’ve heard it said that for a women to be asexual means for her to conveniently conform to the demands of the patriarchy, but … Continue reading

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Sexism and Asexuality: Part One

Note: the first two posts in this series were originally published at Confessions of an Ist. This is a story about my younger self, and about how sexism (and homophobia, but mostly sexism) affected my identifying as asexual. I grew … Continue reading

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Linkspam: July 27th, 2012

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! Nat Titman, who played a very important role in the history of … Continue reading

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What I learned about asexuals from gay men

I spend a lot of time in both asexual and gay communities.  Specifically, I’ve participated in queer college student groups and have lots of gay male friends in their 20s/30s on the U.S. west coast.  Based on these experiences, as … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: July 24th, 2012

This is the Question of the Week, a way to stimulate conversation.  It occurs every other Tuesday. When I first developed the concept for this blog, it was simply an “asexuality 201 group blog”.  But this blog could go in … Continue reading

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A Dynamic Approach to Asexuality

Asexual: A person who does n- What’s that?  You’ve already heard it a million times?  You want us to move on? Recently, some people called for AVEN’s front page to not just define “asexual”, but to also define “sexual attraction”. … Continue reading

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