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The search for an Asian ace masculinity

CN: This includes some discussion of sex roles and penises–from a Freudian context. I’d like to highlight an article in the latest issue of AZE that I particularly liked: “Racial Castration and Demiboy Joy“, by Daniel Yo-Ling. It discusses how … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Relationship Diversity

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Queer Intimacies: A New Paradigm for the Study of Relationship Diversity” by Phillip L. Hammack, David M. Frost, & Sam D. Hughes (2019). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224499.2018.1531281 (Requires journal access) The journal club meets once a … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Mammy and Black Asexual Possibility

This month, the ace journal club discussed “Still, Nothing: Mammy and Black Asexual Possibility” by Ianna Hawkins Owen (2018). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1057/s41305-018-0140-9 (Requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or voice as club members prefer. … Continue reading

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Soulmates and uncertainty in “Cupido”

Long-time readers may remember a time when I talked about a lot of webcomics, and occasionally made recommendations. While I haven’t searched for new webcomics lately, I still keep up with old webcomics for years on end, as long as … Continue reading

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On (my own) excessive PDA

This is a submission to the Carnival of Aces, whose theme is “Second Chance at any Past Topic“. This may be considered a response to “Touch, Sensuality, and Non-sexual Intimacy” or “Kissing, Handholding, Bed-sharing, etc.“. I have a confession: I … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Asexual and Agender Subjectivities

This month, the ace journal club discussed “’When We Talk about Gender We Talk about Sex’: (A)sexuality and (A)gendered Subjectivities”, by Karen Cuthbert (2019). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0891243219867916 (Requires journal access) The journal club meets once a month on Discord, using text or … Continue reading

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A retraction

I am publicly retracting and apologizing for a blog post I published on my blog A Trivial Knot in March of 2020. That post is “Trump’s Atrocious Trolley Tradeoff“. The essay contained a political discussion of the pandemic, and speculation … Continue reading

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Asexuality Alerts: Final week

The asexuality alert journal is a miniseries where I journal my way through the Google alerts for asexuality during Pride month. This is the fifth and final post, where I discuss the final week of June and make some concluding … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Asexual counterpublics on Tumblr

This month, the ace journal club discussed “’Where I can be myself … where I can speak my mind’: Networked counterpublics in a polymedia environment”, by Bryce J. Renninger (2014). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461444814530095 (Requires journal access) The journal club meets once a … Continue reading

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Asexuality Alerts: Week 3

The asexuality alert journal is a miniseries where I journal my way through the Google alerts for asexuality during Pride month. This is the fourth post, where I talk about June 16-22. Asexuality alert nirvana Now that we’re over half … Continue reading

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