Linkspam: May 22nd, 2020

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

Lib explains the PR problem of the split attraction model.

Coyote explained the history of the split attraction model.

Sara offered a perspective on Revolting Prostitutes.

News & Outreach

Bella DePaulo speculates on bigotry targeting aromantics.

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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9 Responses to Linkspam: May 22nd, 2020

  1. LJ Conrad says:

    A friend of mine linked me to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_hf1oym9-g which was shared on a scriptwriting facebook group.

    ‘A devised monologue about being A-Sexual and how this is often perceived and still very much miss understood within society. #asexuality #asexual #society #sexuality #monologue #inclusion #equality #boxes’

  2. LJ Conrad says:

    Also, this probably isn’t the right place to share it, because it isn’t overtly about being asexual, but I wrote a blog post about why I changed my name. For me on the road to coming out as agender, aromantic and asexual the last step was taking a new name as part of my new identity. https://imthedecoy.blogspot.com/2020/05/being-lj-conrad-why-i-changed-my-name.html

    • Siggy says:

      I’m not sure I’ll include either of these in the linkspam, but thanks for sharing!

      • LJ Conrad says:

        No worries. I feel like I am actually spamming now but I just wrote a new post about why it took me 30 years to realise I was asexual. I realise you guys are more interested in the academic side of asexuality than personal stories but honestly I don’t really know where else to share.If you have any recommendations on who might be interested in this kind of story, that would be great! 🙂 https://imthedecoy.blogspot.com/2020/05/why-i-was-in-closet-for-thirty-years.html

        • Siggy says:

          No that’s great. I’ll include that one.

          The criterion isn’t academic vs personal stories, we like both. We like articles that are relevant and interesting–where interest is judged from the perspective of someone who may have seen a lot of articles on asexuality already. Most of the stuff I reject is like generic news articles explaining what asexuality is.

          I’m amused by references to The Mother. Have you ever read The Dispossessed?

        • Siggy says:

          I have mixed feelings about it. But the point was, The Dispossessed has this thing where people refer to their relatives without possessive pronouns, saying “the mother” or “the father” instead of “my mother” or “my father”.

          • LJ Conrad says:

            I have seen it used for comic affect in other places. I think possibly PG Wodehouse did it sometimes. The reason I write ‘the’ instead of ‘my’ sometimes, is because when I was at uni my friends called me The [Surname] and I have sort of adopted ‘the’ as kind of a gender neutral term to refer to myself and I like to dish it out randomly, I think giving something a ‘the’ instead of ‘my’ makes it seem bigger than it is, more important. But it also sounds distant and cold, of course. Luckily my mum seems to have not taken offence to it, once actually commenting on the blog as ‘The Mother’. I do it less than I used to though.

  3. luvtheheaven says:

    It’s nice to see the new article from Bella DePaulo, as I just sent a different overview type article on aromanticism written by Bella DePaulo with my new therapist as a resource to understand aromanticism.

    And all the other links, per usual, too. 🙂 Thank you for keeping up this Linkspam after all this time.

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