Linkspam: December 23rd, 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

Chryscolla Town wrote about asexuals in Latin America (blog post in Spanish).

News & Outreach

A recent paper in the Archives of Sexual Behavior begins with an analysis of sexuals and their logic-defying behavior.

Calls for Participants/Submissions

A researcher at Washington University, St. Louis is conducting a study on the formation of asexual identity in the digital age.

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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2 Responses to Linkspam: December 23rd, 2016

  1. Nowhere Girl says:

    I’m very unhappy about scientific papers being hidden behind paywalls. People affiliated with universities can access them with a password they get from their university. All others have to pay for a single article and the price is outrageous – these are prices which could be acceptable for a book, not for a single text! Which leaves non-specialist without access. And I believe everyone has a right to read scientific texts, even if your reason is “I am 10 years old and I want to boast in front of my friends that I’ve read a real scientific paper”.

  2. Thanks for adding the post about latin america. It’s mostly a linkspam, but here’s a bit of a summary in english:

    “From what i’ve seen, the main themes talked about in our contexts are:

    1. Chronicles and personal stories around meetings and activism.
    2. Lack of visibility, especially in countries without activists or strong local groups.
    3. Difficulty in openly talking about sexuality (and thus, about asexuality) in the conservative environments where we live, what with all that machismo, sexism and heteronormativity.
    4. Linked to that, social pressure to have a romantic partner, marry and have kids, especially for women.
    5. And also high levels of antisexuality* and elitism (often expressed with attacks and insults) in our communities.
    6. From latinxs living in the “first world”, stories of discrimination and oversexualization (especially towards women), and of alienation and invisibility in mostly white ace communities (more in @queerascat’s Asexual POC Resources).“

    Now i regret that “first world” because, lemme tell you about the oversexualization of immigrant women from latin american countries in Chile. Or our long history of neonazi groups. Ugh.

    *in the sense of “nobody should have sex, ever”

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