Linkspam: October 28th, 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

Michael Paramo wrote about interrogating the whiteness of the asexual community.

Ami gave an interview about being ace in Indonesia.

Ace Community Activity

The Asexual Community Survey published a short report on its intersex respondents.

News & Outreach

Psychology Today published a column on aromanticism and asexuality.


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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5 Responses to Linkspam: October 28th, 2017

  1. luvtheheaven says:

    “#2 Romantic asexuals experience romantic attraction but not sexual attraction. In a study of nine asexual women, seven of them said that a romantic relationship was exactly the same as a sexual relationship, only without the sex.”…
    I don’t know how to feel about so many of these “news” type things or editorial pieces on us that come out, this being from the Psychology Today one…

    • Harper says:

      I have such mixed feelings about these articles. On the one hand, I got giddy with excitement to see something about us in a mainstream publication, but on the other hand, these pieces are always so oversimplified and often miss the mark. I didn’t think this one was too bad, though. I appreciated the writer bringing in a rather flattering description of aromantic asexual love (something like “expansive” and “open”). I smiled about that one.

      • luvtheheaven says:

        Yeah although they imply all aromantic aces still have “partners” with the way they selectively quote Buzzfeed and that rubs me bet much the wrong way… Idk I think this article wasn’t too bad this time, it was a pretty positive one yes. But generally yeah I get both excited and then also frustrated by the oversimplification that misses so much of the mark.

        • Rivers says:

          Yeah, they can be somewhat narrow/basic, but I do think that opens up more doorways for discussion, which can be good (not necessarily, but it can be).

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