Monthly Archives: January 2015

Looking for Asexual Agenda contributors

The Asexual Agenda is a blog written by ace-spectrum people, for ace-spectrum people, covering topics at a higher level than what you find in the mainstream news. We talk about experiences, identity politics, intersectionality, academic research, asexual activism, and more.  … Continue reading

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Linkspam: January 30th, 2015

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! New blogs spotted: aroacereads (which hosts a book club) and Asexual Artists … Continue reading

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Taking a Step Back: why not moving forwards doesn’t mean a relationship is failing

Wider society loves talking about relationships. It loves its tormented advice columns, its features on how to catch the person of your dreams and keep them too, its endless commentary on just how crucial partnered relationships are to your wellbeing … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: January 28, 2015

What’s your favorite general LGBT-related piece of fiction? Having this discussion with my friends, we realized we could name only a few– in general, queer characters in literature or cinema seem to follow a few really overdone, railroaded tropes, and … Continue reading

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Linkspam: January 23rd, 2015

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! The National Women’s Studies Association put out their 2015 call for papers … Continue reading

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You don’t need to be a mirror

There comes a point in every standard explanation of asexuality, where you mention that some small number of asexuals may have sex. “But why would they ever want to?” What’s that, you ask?  Why would asexuals ever want to have … Continue reading

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Open thread: January 20th, 2015

Let’s try an open thread with a slightly different structure. During the usual Question of the Week, we ask questions and readers answer them.  In this open thread, you ask the questions.  And of course you may look at other … Continue reading

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Linkspam: January 16th, 2015

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! The F-ace-ing Silence zine has had its second issue. Coyote discusses the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: January 13, 2015

Ascen is a reader who volunteered to help us with the Question of the Week.  Please welcome them and enjoy the discussion. –Siggy How do you think formulaic novels/stories with forced romances affect the asexual community? Or, maybe, how do … Continue reading

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Mapping the grey area of sexual experience: consent, compulsory sexuality, and sex normativity

Content warnings: Discussion of dubious consent and coercion, compulsory sexuality, sex normativity, mentions of sexual violence; if you think this needs other warnings, feel free to tell me and I’ll be happy to add them. A few months ago resourcesforacesurvivors … Continue reading

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