Question of the Week: June 25th, 2013

This is the Question of the Week, a way to stimulate conversation.  It occurs every Tuesday.

Aces have a variety of symbols.  What’s your favorite symbol?  Or do you dislike them all?

I am a fan of the flag’s colors.  Why?  It’s so flexible, you can easily add it to any graphic or wardrobe.  As a result, I see the colors used more often offline than any other symbol.  Although, I never really wear the colors myself…

About Siggy

Siggy is a physics grad student in the U.S. He is gay gray-A, and makes amateur attempts at asexual activism. His interests include godlessness, scientific skepticism, and math. While not working or blogging, he plays video and board games with his boyfriend, and folds colored squares.
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5 Responses to Question of the Week: June 25th, 2013

  1. Carmilla DeWinter says:

    I second on the flag. It’s versatile, I like the colors, and I do happen to own quite a lot if stuff for flag colored outfits, that sometimes aren’t even on purpose.
    I also like the ring, because rings don’t point into any direction at all. It’s a good symbol for “not sexually attracted”.

  2. queenieofaces says:

    Thirding the flag, mostly because I’m always really pleased to see people wearing the colors, even if I know that they’re probably not ace. I have a small but growing collection of clothes in the ace colors as well…
    Also seconding the ring, because it’s a small enough pride symbol that I don’t feel uncomfortable wearing it into more conservative places (for example, when I’m doing fieldwork).

  3. Jillian says:

    My favorite symbol is the ace card, specifically the ace of spades since I’m aromantic. My sister made me an ace of spades necklace! It’s super cool even if you don’t know it’s a symbol for anything.

  4. Victrix says:

    Also with the flag. Then the ring and ace card symbol (in my case spades). Still waiting on the company that I want to order my ring from to open their online store, hopefully I’ll actually wear it once/if I do get the ring. The ace symbol I like as it allows me to make some pride things that I can also share without having to tell anybody I’m ace. (Also makes it fun when you randomly pull an ace card from a deck when a person on the street does a magic trick for you during a meetup).

  5. Jo says:

    Gosh, I’m going to sound really unoriginal when I say that I like the flag as well. I love purple, so it fits quite nicely, and it’s a quite unobtrusive way of showing your support or alignment with asexuality. I made myself a bracelet in ace colours to wear, it makes me smile just to look at it.

    That said, none of the symbols of asexuality are really very well known, so it’s not like you can out yourself through them, really, at least, not to someone who is not ace. That’s why I’m planning on making an asexual awareness week t-shirt for AAW this year, to wear to uni. 🙂

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