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!
James Wenley reflected on asexuality, theatre, and art.
Rohitha Naraharisetty wrote about the queer revolution of asexuality.
Blue-Ice Tea reviewed The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Random Encounters podcast discussed an article they recently published about asexual characters in RPGs.
James Somerton discussed with Nick Herrgott about the queer erasure of asexuality.
News & Outreach
Big Mouth season 6 has an asexual character.
Aro Community Activity
The Carnival of Aros had a roundup on the theme “Expression“. The next carnival is looking for submissions on the theme “Sentimentality“.
Here’s a post I wrote a few months ago but I don’t think I’ve shared it here- I reviewed the book “Come As You Are” from an asexual perspective. https://tellmewhytheworldisweird.blogspot.com/2022/02/come-as-you-are-is-helpful-i-guess-but.html
Overall I would say this book is not ace-friendly. Mostly when I was reading it, I was just very confused about what problem it’s even trying to solve. It’s basically about helping women have sex more- but it never explains why? Like if some women have low sexual desire and don’t want to have sex, I don’t understand why this is a problem? Or I guess maybe they have low sexual desire but they do want to have sex? But then, can’t they just have sex anyway, without the sexual desire/ sex drive? (Which is what I do…) I don’t know, I feel I am too asexual to figure out what this book is talking about.
Cool, thanks for the link! I’ll put this in the next one.