Linkspam: April 25th, 2014

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!

Reminder: Wednesday is the last day to submit to this month’s Carnival of Aces.

Someone has started compiling a linkspam of resources on asexuality and race.

The International Asexuality Conference (in conjunction with World Pride) will be June 28.  Sign-ups are here.

The Ace Theist has a project idea regarding asexuality and the church.

nextstepcake argues that individual suffering (or lack thereof) should not determine queerness.

aceadmiral writes about asexuality as a trap.

A researcher is looking for asexual activists to interview for a research study.

aceadmiral wrote a statement of purpose.

The deadline for submitting papers to the Regulating Intimacy Graduate Symposium is April 30.

spacescouts is looking for an aromantic person who might be interested in moderating an aro tumblr blog.

A new research paper on asexuality has been announced.

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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3 Responses to Linkspam: April 25th, 2014

  1. Reblogged this on Just a friend: Newer Social Sexual & Gender Movements and commented:
    Nice to get back from the BSA Conference to find that The Asexual Agenda had blogged my research request – thanks…

  2. That research paper (not yours, Joseph, the other one). Something about the way the abstract is written just makes me want to wash my eyes out with soap. I’m guessing the aim is to actually have stats and a citation backing up the idea that asexuality is defined by asexuals as lack of sexual attraction, and I’m just being too sensitive about it, but it just reads like ‘and now we’re going to look at some numbers about things which the community are specifically telling us are irrelevant to their identities and decide whether their definition is *really* the correct definition.’ I can read it as ‘Let’s make sure, before we rush into this, that the scientific definition matches the community’s definition’ if I squint, but it still reads more like ‘And now let’s prove that this word has this inherent meaning (which, wtf? that’s not how words work), and all the minority people who coined, identified with and popularised the word will have to go along with our sciency science.’ Just me?

    • ace-muslim says:

      It would be nice if more researchers could get beyond, “Who are asexuals? What are they like?” and on to, “How do asexuals navigate the world around them?”

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