Linkspam: March 25th, 2016

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!

Ace Blogging

starchythoughts wrote about hermeneutical injustice in consent and asexuality.

emerodp compares their experiences being asexual and being atheist.

asexualmew wrote about comparing people’s suffering.

Elizabeth prefers taking the healer role.

Siggy wrote about accessing communities by being atypical.

Chryscola compared the results from the 2014 AVEN Community Census and Encuesta AVENes 2014.

Nico wrote about feeling attractive vs. feeling sexualized.

luvtheheaven wrote about not being a mirror.

Ace Community Activity

Lauren’s Where are the Asexual Voices presentation from C2E2 is now online.

News & Outreach

The British Psychological Society posted a summary of recent research into asexual coming out experiences.

Redbeardace points out a few new drugs in development to treat HSDD.

Asexual Outreach discusses the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

EOCC is pushing for an interpretation of Title VII that bans sexual orientation discrimation in the workplace.

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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10 Responses to Linkspam: March 25th, 2016

  1. I’m at a linkspam in The Asexual Agenda 😮 thank you! 😀
    And yep, it’s a comparison of the data on asexual identity, gender identity and romantic orientation, or a attempt of, since the questions and possible answers were not the same. The main findings would be that the ratio of men and nonbinary people are inverse (30% men 10% nb people in the AVENes one vs 10% men 30% nb people in the general AVEN one), and that the AVENes community has way more heteroromantic people (46,7%) than the general, tho mostly north american, AVEN community (22%). The aromantic percentage is the same 19% in both.

    • Siggy says:

      These days we generally avoid plugging new blogs, opting instead to plug articles within blogs. But I picked an article to put in next week’s linkspam. 🙂

  2. luvtheheaven says:

    This is a few weeks old now but a recent (March 16th?) episode of Dr. Darrel Ray’s Secular Sexuality podcast was all about asexuality. I’m listening to it now, only about 18 min in (out of 45 min total)… it’s interesting… I think it’s worth sharing in the next linkspam.

    • luvtheheaven says:

      Okay having listened to more of it, I’d like to add a WARNING. There is a significant section on “corrective rape” in that podcast episode.

      In general, I’m not sure it’s the best representation of asexuality I’ve ever heard, as the interviewer AND these two people being interviewed are just… they don’t know as much about asexuality as the average visibility activists. The two interviewees are so much more like “average” asexual women who most often frequent the Facebook groups as their ace community. Also the asexual part of the podcast episode is over at 28:45, the rest of the episode is all about other things.

    • Siggy says:

      After listening to the interview, I agree that there was something wrong with it. It hit a lot of tropes of questionable media coverage–needlessly intrusive questions about masturbation, and then corrective rape. I am also bothered by the whole attitude that asexuality must mix well with religious celibacy. Of course, Dr. Darrel Ray’s whole thing is about the superiority of secular sex lives.

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