Monthly Archives: November 2012

Linkspam: November 30th, 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! Jenni responds to a meme about her and the friend zone. Huffingpost … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with the Japanese “herbivore men”?

One day, when I’d been in Japan for about a week and a half, I was sitting at my kitchen table, eating dinner, while my Japanese roommate (who I’ll call H) and her (Japanese) guy friend (who I’ll call J) … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: November 27th, 2012

This is the Question of the Week, a way to stimulate conversation.  It occurs every other Tuesday. American Thanksgiving was last week. Are you thankful for anything? Do you think the notion of being thankful is valuable, or not?

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Linkspam: November 23rd, 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! Don’t forget, the deadline for the November Carnival of Aces is next … Continue reading

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November 20 Open Thread

Image description: A single panel of a Superman comic, captioned COMICS. A red-headed woman asks Superman “Whatever happened to Luthor?” Superman, holding a pair of boots, responds: “He’s become a space pirate, raiding other worlds! Some day I’ll catch up … Continue reading

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Liberationism and assimilationism in asexuality

I think there are many ideas in LGBT politics that asexuals can learn from, and one of them is the concept of liberationism vs assimilationism.  They describe different attitudes or different political strategies.  Assimilationism emphasizes that gays and lesbians are … Continue reading

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Linkspam: November 16th, 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! AVEN had a redesign.  And they’re working on rewriting the FAQ. French … Continue reading

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Don’t yum my yuck, or being respectful of sex repulsed people is a pretty cool thing to do

The Asexual Agenda is adding new writers!  Welcome Queenie.  Queenie is graduate student in the U.S. studying Japanese religion.  She is asexual and in a long-term romantic relationship with another ace.  She also blogs over at Concept Awesome.  She is never … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: November 13th, 2012

This is the Question of the Week, a way to stimulate conversation.  It occurs every other Tuesday. Some people like to criticize the use of “labels,” or self-identifiers. What do you think? Do we have too many labels? Do we … Continue reading

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Why community demographics matter

Some time ago, I did analysis of the 2011 Asexual Awareness Week Community Census.  It is the largest asexual community survey (~3400 respondents) that we have.  Now I find myself referring to it time and time again, because it is … Continue reading

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