Linkspam: May 12th, 2017

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

millenniumfae wrote a guide for asexual doms.

Swankivy wrote about asexual representation in science-fiction and fantasy.

Ace Community Activity

Ace Los Angeles is running a fundraising drive.

The May/June 2017 issue of AVENues is out.

Calls for Participants/Submissions

There’s a study on influences of social experiences and perception on psychological well-being in people on the asexual spectrum that is looking for participants.

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: May 12th, 2017

  1. Shari says:

    Thank you for the link to Ace LA’s fund drive. Really appreciate it!

  2. luvtheheaven says:

    That “Study looking for participants” was just a survey, so I took the survey, then reblogged that tumblr link saying “Pretty frustrating survey but that’s par for the course.”. Purrplelace replied in a subsequent reblog and said: “^^^I strongly agree. Totally ignored the fact that some people might be aromantic and then there was a whole page of questions that made literally no sense and didn’t have a “I am not out to my family and have no idea how they would respond to this” option”.

    I emailed Friday and suggested Skype as I way to discuss the issues I felt were there in the Survey, and after speaking some more to purrplelace in private messages and finding out more in depth on her thoughts, which despite our different life experiences our thoughts about this survey were very much aligned… after all that, I ultimately spoke to the creator of the survey in depth on a phone call that ended up lasting over an hour on Sunday. This creator surprised me by talking about how she had a lot of constrictions in terms of question phrasing – she was borrowing directly from surveys aimed toward other sexual minorities, for instance, and she couldn’t change the wording of the questions in many cases, she just could add instructions and disclaimers and stuff…

    In the end she told me: “I have amended the education options, and added a romantic orientation question to the demographics. I will be discussing possible amendments to the rest of the questions this week as discussed.”

    Which isn’t an amazing improvement yet (and the demographics questions were the only things she could change because they were all her, btw) but it’s the best she can easily do. She’s working on all the harder stuff now and I do feel confident she understands where people like purrplelace and I are coming from on these matters. 😉 We know we’re not the only two people to have found this survey… difficult at best to take and slightly concerning about how many presuppositions went into so many questions and how difficult it would be for other asexuals to take this survey.

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