Monthly Archives: August 2012

Linkspam: August 31st, 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! If you complain about AVEN, Asexual Curiosities talks about what you should … Continue reading

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Ageism and Asexuality

How old is old enough to be asexual? I’ve written a lot, lately, about how sexism affects asexuals and our perceptions of asexuality. A lot of that sexism and misogyny centers around themes of experience, whether that’s using a woman’s … Continue reading

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August 28 Open Thread

[Image description: The night sky over a water landscape with a tree branch. The stars in the sky are blurs of light, so that together they look like a ring of circles.]

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On Having a Crush and Being Asexual

While with most people I know, crushes are almost overwhelmingly positive, crushes for me come with a mixture of emotions. There’s the usual excitement; that I’ve met a person who I think is pretty hip and I enjoy being around … Continue reading

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Doubting comfortably

Two previous linkspams included themes of doubting, and made me reflect on my own attitude towards doubting.  I have some very high-minded principles about doubting that dominated my coming out experience. I can’t see doubt as good or bad.  Doubting … Continue reading

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Linkspam: August 24th, 2012

This week we have a double-linkspam!  Twice the number of links!  You are still invited to self-promote in the comments. Help wanted The Asexuality Archive has a questionnaire up to gather data from the community. Go check it out! The … Continue reading

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In defense of political writing in the asexual community

I’m very sorry to inform you that it befell on me to defend political writing. I know it’s a shock, but since my fellow writer Andrew has decided to call out all the « political bullshit » in the asexual community, everyone … Continue reading

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Bullshit and Asexual Politics

One of the most popular philosophy texts to hit the shelves in the past decade was a delightful little volume titled On Bullshit. “One of the most salient features of our culture” Harry Frankfurt opens, “is that there is so … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: August 21st, 2012

This is the Question of the Week, a way to stimulate conversation.  It occurs every other Tuesday. If you know what your sexual orientation is, how long have you known?

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What kind of feelings should I feel to be truly human ?

I identify myself as aromantic. I know it’s a weird word but it’s also a word that I like very much. It’s a word that helps me to figure out what I feel. Or rather, what I don’t feel. This … Continue reading

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