Linkspam: August 2, 2019

On Fridays, 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

LJ Conrad looked back on old comics they made about chatting up strangers, now with an ace perspective.

Community Activity

TAAAP has a recording/transcript of their “Overlooked Identities in the Queer Community” panel at the Human Rights Conference.  They also recapped other pride activities they participated in.

Aro blogging

AUREA had an article about the history of splitting attraction.

AUREA has its own news roundup.

The Aro Anarchist is hosting the Carnival of Aros for August, on the theme of relationships.

Calls for Participants/Support

Aces & Aros is looking for volunteers.

About Siggy

Siggy is an ace activist based in the U.S. He is gay gray-A, and has a Ph.D. in physics. He has another blog where he also talks about math, philosophy, godlessness, and social criticism. His other hobbies include board games and origami.
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2 Responses to Linkspam: August 2, 2019

  1. Siggy says:

    I’m critical of AUREA’s history of splitting attraction. I have a general impression of distortion, but one concrete problem is their citation of Google trends on “split attraction model”. They seem to overinterpret the blips that occur in February 2012 and 2013. I don’t know exactly how Google trends data is compiled but in my experience blips like this are common, and may come from something totally unrelated (e.g. in Google trends for “no romo”, I found searches related to athlete Tony Romo). In any case, you can perform time-constrained google searches to see what people were likely to find at the time.

    Another specific criticism is that it fails to parse out the difference between criticism of the SAM itself, and criticism of the whole SAM vs non-SAM framework.

    • Coyote says:

      I only just now checked out that time-constrained google search page, and…. it looks like the only actually-“split attraction model”-related result on the first page is… Google recognizing a pingback on a 2013 Asexual Agenda post generated by one of my own posts in 2019.

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