Linkspam: February 15th, 2013

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!

Here’s an article on the etymology of “queer,” which seems relevant given the recent resurgence of the “are asexuals queer” question.  The second part of the article is here.

Swankivy is looking for beta readers for her book on asexuality.

Pinstripesuit writes about Valentine’s Day for someone who cannot fall in love.

The National Women’s Studies Association has put out a call for papers for NWSA Feminist Masculinities Interest Group and Asexuality Interest Group Co-Sponsored Session.  Unfortunately, the deadline was last Friday, but it’s still exciting to see that academic conferences are including these sorts of topics!

Sex Brood, a crime procedural novel with two openly asexual characters, is now available for purchase for Amazon Kindle.

PinkBlitz magazine published a short piece on asexuality.

David Jay appeared on To the Best of Our Knowledge: Redefining Romance – David Jay on Asexuality.

About queenieofaces

QueenieOfAces is a graduate student in the U.S. studying Japanese religion. She is a queer asexual. She also blogs over at Concept Awesome and runs Resources for Ace Survivors. She is never quite sure what to write in these introduction things, but this one time she accidentally got a short story on asexuality published in an erotica magazine.
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7 Responses to Linkspam: February 15th, 2013

  1. Warren says:

    I have a carnival of Aces post up at a new blog – kind of the wrong way round, but it go written before the blog idea surfaced, as it was originally going to be an emailled piece.

    Read here:

  2. Aydan says:

    Wow. If the free sample of that novella is representative of the rest of it, it’s dripping with disdain for women, people who have sex, and especially women who have sex. I wouldn’t describe it as asexual-friendly or anyone friendly.

    • queenieofaces says:

      Oh dear. I was planning on reading it once my classwork calms down, but…that doesn’t sound promising at all.

      • Aydan says:


        The main character just seems to have a huge problem with sexually active women, and while I only read the free sample, I don’t think that’s going to change.

        And the attempts to make it seem hard-boiled, gritty and realistic are a bit much, too.

        • queenieofaces says:

          Egh, that sounds really disappointing. Well, I’ll definitely check the free sample before committing monetarily to this thing, then.

    • Siggy says:

      Maybe this is a repeat of No Touching. Elizabeth offers some good advice in her review: Find a ruthless editor and some asexual beta readers. Swankivy’s got the right idea with her book.

  3. Hey! I’m glad you linked my article on Asexuality… I’m not an Ace myself, but I have a good friend who is. I’m assuming you enjoyed it, since you featured it… I hope I did good representing the community. I find people judge aces WAY too quickly and assume a bunch of nonsense about it not being “a thing”… I try to do what I can to raise awareness. 🙂

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