Linkspam: April 8th, 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

elainexe wrote about the race/ethnicity of Muslim aces on Tumblr.

El wrote about the mythical unicorn of LGBTQIA novels with asexual characters.

minamina0013 wrote about rejecting Pakistani and Islamic marriage stereotypes (TW: rape, marital rape, domestic violence)

Nico writes about how her health makes her care about her appearance as an aro ace.

David Jay offers a new way to conceptualize relationships.

Ace Community Activity

Last Friday, the newest issue of AVENues newsletter was released.

On a more serious note, the (Spanish language) AVENidas Issue 5 was released.

Calls for Participants/Submissions

Amelia is looking for people to interview for a student film.

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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6 Responses to Linkspam: April 8th, 2016

  1. Zoya says:

    This might seem like a duh-of course fact to everyone, but I just realized from following one of the links above that like 2% of people identify as gay? 2%! I mean, the 1% of asexuality doesn’t seem like that small a number when compared to that statistic? I feel like I highly overestimated that number (and it seems in retrospect to have been an obvious question to ask), and undoubtedly that’s because of factors like location (nyc) and profession (academia), but this really really puts things in perspective…

    • Siggy says:

      I would be hesitant to trust the statistics given in the mythical unicorn post, especially if they aren’t cited. Wikipedia gives a figure of 3.8% in the US.

      They also showed a pie chart that I myself created–without linking the page it’s from–and the conclusion they drew from it is incorrect. They claimed that 80% of asexuals are in the English speaking world. My pie chart only describes our readership, not asexuals in general. Unsurprisingly, most of the readers of an English blog come from the English speaking world.

      • Siggy says:

        Oh, Wikipedia also gives 1.6% LG and 0.7% bisexual in the US according to the NHIS. I suppose that could be the source of the 2% figure. (There’s no contradiction between this and the 3.8% figure because surveys tend to give slightly different results based on sampling and phrasing.)

    • Siggy says:

      That said, people do tend to overestimate the LG population. Gallup had a poll about this. (They seem to elide the difference between LG and LGBT, but whatever.)

  2. Zoya says:

    Right? I mean, every single popular news article on aces always opens with something like “oh aces make up like 1% of the population,” which frames the community as more of a negligible curiosity than an actual concern. And no way would queer theory centered on lgbt issues ever reduce their concerns to these terms of a numerically insignificant minority

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