Category Archives: Research

Journal Club: Asexuality and Disability

Last month, the ace journal club discussed “Asexuality and Disability: Mutual Negation in Adams v Rice and New Directions for Coalition Building” by Kristina Gupta, Chapter 13 of Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, edited by KJ Cerankowski and Megan Milks … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Growing into Asexuality

Last month, the ace journal club discussed “Growing into Asexuality: The Queer Erotics of Childhood”, Chapter 3 of Asexual Erotics: Intimate Readings of Compulsory Sexuality by Ela Przybylo (2019). You can access a copy of this book here.  Our discussion notes … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Antonsen 2020, “Ace and Aro”

After a 7-year hiatus, I revived the ace journal club. I invited a few local people, and we discussed the following paper: Antonsen, A. N., Zdaniuk, B., Yule, M., Brotto, L. A. (2020). Ace and Aro: Understanding Differences in Romantic … 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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Question of the Month: April 16th, 2019.

How do you feel about participating in studies on asexuality?  Some other related questions you can answer: do you participate whenever you see a study? Are you concerned about who the author is? Do you feel differently about studies made … Continue reading

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Paper: On the Racialization of Asexuality

I borrowed a copy of Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, which is an anthology of scholarly articles published in 2014.  Sennkestra wanted to write summaries of each chapter, but ran out of time, so now I’m doing that.  For the … Continue reading

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Asexuality in early radical feminism, Part 2

In the first part of this series, I discussed asexuality in early radical feminism, in the late 60s and early 70s, focusing on two cases: Valerie Solanas, and Cell 16.  We found the word “asexual” being used in unfamiliar ways, … Continue reading

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Asexuality in early radical feminism, Part 1

Source: Pollner, F. (1973). Lesbian dynamics. Off Our Backs, 3(6), 7-7. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25783532 Recently, the above photo, dated to 1973, was dug up by some fine folks on tumblr. The photo comes from an event called “Lesbian/Feminist Dialogue” at … Continue reading

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Attraction and emotional granularity

This article was written for the Carnival of Aces themed on “Nuance & Complexity“. It is being cross-posted to my other blog, A Trivial Knot. Asexuality is chiefly about noticing a distinction between the emotions you perceive in other people, … Continue reading

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Academic approaches to asexuality

I’d like us to talk in this post about academic publications on asexuality, the variety of approaches they may adopt and the value they may have to the ace community. Continue reading

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