Category Archives: Media

The sexual recession: An ace perspective

I’ve written many articles for various blogs, and there are a few that I published elsewhere that I wish I had also published on The Asexual Agenda. I’m going to slowly repost these here.  This article was published in 2018, … Continue reading

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The essentiality of ace readings

This article was crossposted from my other blog, A Trivial Knot, under the title “Two theses on queer readings“. As part of my usual youtube browsing, I was checking out a games criticism channel, Transparency, and I watched a video … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kahn (New Adult)

Let’s Talk About Love is one of the most well known books with an asexual main character. Alice, our main character, is a black, asexual, biromantic, 19 year old freshman in college learning to live by herself for the first … Continue reading

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græ tells painfully familiar stories

Content Warnings: The lyrics of græ include many references to suicide. One song (“Cut Me”) is directly about self-harm. Another (“Two dogs”) describes in graphical detail the traumatic memory of the deaths of two dogs. The cover contains mild nudity. … Continue reading

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Sexual violence in two asexual short films

cn: Discussion of sexual violence, particularly coercion Recently, we saw the release of the asexual short film, It’s Not You, It’s Not Me (cn: sex and sexual coercion), about an allo-ace couple. Judging by the response on AVEN, reception from … Continue reading

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How not to talk about aromanticism

It’s Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week! It’s a week to send all your positivity and affirmation towards aromantic spectrum people. But I’m not much for positivity, so instead I’m going to take a critical look at an article I saw last … Continue reading

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There’s another perspective: Approaches to ace literature

This is a submission to the Carnival of Aces themed on “Literature, Academia, and Storytelling”. I recently had the pleasure of listening to a couple academic talks about asexuality, at the annual conference held by the National Women’s Study Association. … Continue reading

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“An Asexual World”: Asexuality in Death Stranding

It’s always fun when you’re watching a show or playing a game, and find a surprise mention of asexuality. Sorry, I meant to put “fun” in scare quotes. I had bought the game Death Stranding on the day it was … Continue reading

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The weird world of asexuality Google Alerts

One of the ways I find stories to put into our linkspam, is Google Alerts. Given any search query, Google Alerts will send you daily links to new content appearing on the web. Only a small fraction of these links … Continue reading

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Reject alcohol sponsorship

Recently, Budweiser UK announced its “Fly the Flag” campaign, which aims to support LGBT+ diversity by highlighting nine specific groups. For each group, they’re offering money to an associated charity, and are releasing a limited edition cup with a flag … Continue reading

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