Linkspam: August 11th, 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

Siggy critiqued the “privilege” framework.

tristifere wrote about being closeted at work.

Ace Community Activity

The Asexual, a journal for ace creators, has released its second issue.

The Fall 2017 Ace Scholarship winner has been announced.

News & Outreach

Mashable has an article about sex toy reviewers who are asexual.

Just a No(t)rmal Girl made a great comic about how aces face similar prejudieces to other queer folk.

Lots and lots of research about or mentioning asexuality this week. Paper on asexuality: trauma and asexuality in Hitchcock’s Marnie.  Mentions: this paper on “online eunuchs,” this paper on the effect of auditory social stimulation on sexual and romantic attraction toward potential mates , this paper on the Bisexual Microaggressions Scale.

Calls for Participants/Submissions

The Asexual Survey Team is looking for volunteers, particularly people with writing or programming skills.

There’s a research study on experiences of asexual people in the LGBTQ+ community looking for participants.

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Question of the Week: August 8th, 2017.

How do you like to give and receive affection? 

So aceinthehole says in their faq that they don’t desire sex when they are getting enough non-sexual intimacy, which got me thinking about the ways i express intimacy.

For me it’s mostly talking.  Both face to face serious sharing, and random stuff throughout the day online.  There was a meme going around a while back, where someone was asking the question which is better? with the two options both being sex acts, and someone had crossed them both out and written ‘sharing memes’. I love that so much, because not even joking, that is my relationship <3.

I also value time in the other person’s company, *especially* if you aren’t doing anything.  Like active stuff with important people is nice, but the people I feel really intimate with are the ones where I can hang out while they clean their room or whatever and still feel great about being there.

How do you give or receive affection?  This doesn’t have to be in romantic or official relationships, friends and family totally count.  If you are unsure, looking up ‘love languages’ might help.

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Welcome to Teigan

A few months back we were looking for new contributors.  While we have already welcomed several new people, there’s one last person remaining.  Her profile is below.

Teigan is an student soon to graduate with a B.Sci with goals to have a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology. Her gender is neutrois despite her gothy-femme fashion. She is pan-gray-ace/romantic, and somehow still managed to nab a spouse and have a child, although not in that order. Teigan is multiply-disabled, an artist, and a fan of obscure sci-fi and fantasy. She was the founder and leader of Kansas City’s chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network for two years, and is currently owner of Grimm’s Indie Faire, a weird arts, crafts, and oddities event that benefits two local non-profits for people with disabilities.

Welcome to Teigan!

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Looking for link aggregators

The Asexual Agenda is a blog written by ace-spectrum people, for ace-spectrum people, seeking to go beyond what we see in mainstream news.

One of our most important functions is to aggregate links, which we collect in our weekly linkspam.  This linkspam helps our readers stay connected, following conversations scattered across the internet.

We are looking for help to aggregate links.  If you often find interesting articles or links relating to asexuality or aromanticism, we would love to hear from you!
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Question of the Week: August 1st, 2017.

If you could stick a well-developed canon ace character into any one popular media franchise, which one would you pick?

I personally would love to stick an ace character into the Marvel cinematic universe. I remember being so excited that protagonist Peter Quill and Gamora did not kiss in semi-romantic scene in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. I happily rambled on and on about the kiss that didn’t happen (but totally could have in heteronormative Hollywood). The Marvel cinematic universe has so many emotionally deep and complex characters. Loki struggles with being adopted and not belonging. Tony Stark has panic attacks because he’s experienced trauma (but the panic attacks magically go away). I think there is tons of room for well-developed queer and ace characters.

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Carnival of Aces: Acing It Up Offline

The Carnival of Aces for July has been posted on Asexuality Archive.  The theme was “Acing it Up Offline“.  Please take a look!

The next Carnival of Aces is being hosted by Asexual Research.  The theme for August is “Asexuality and Academia”.  Get your submissions in before the end of the month!

The Carnival of Aces is hosted by volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer, please see the masterpost for instructions.

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Linkspam: July 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 Community Activity

Asexual-society made a list of asexual/a-spec vloggers.

News & Outreach

Last month AmeliaAce talked about asexuality and innocence.

Andrea F posted a review of The Invisible Orientation by Julie Sondra Decker (in Spanish).

Calls for Participants/Submissions

AVENues is looking for submissions for their next edition.

There’s an academic study on the validity of the Asexual Identification Scale that is looking for participants.


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