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Some Different Perspectives on Asexual Experience: The Asexual Lives Project

A couple of, well, years ago now, I participated in a research project run by sociologists Susie Scott, Liz McDonnell and Matt Dawson from the Universities of Sussex and Glasgow. The project was called ‘Asexual Lives,’ and focused on how … Continue reading

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Ageism and Asexuality

How old is old enough to be asexual? I’ve written a lot, lately, about how sexism affects asexuals and our perceptions of asexuality. A lot of that sexism and misogyny centers around themes of experience, whether that’s using a woman’s … Continue reading

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Sexism and Asexuality: Part Four, “Real Relationships”

So far in this series, I’ve written about how sexism kept me from realizing I was asexual, how asexual women don’t get a pass from sexism, and how telling women they’re not really asexual plays into a sexist narrative where … Continue reading

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Sexism and Asexuality: Part Three

Now, I’m going to discuss the sexism inherent in telling women they’re not really asexual. It’s true that the misogyny in which we all exist shapes our choices, and that no choice is made outside its influence. If I said, … Continue reading

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Sexism and Asexuality: Part Two

Note: the first two posts in this series were originally published at Confessions of an Ist. I’ve heard it said that for a women to be asexual means for her to conveniently conform to the demands of the patriarchy, but … Continue reading

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Sexism and Asexuality: Part One

Note: the first two posts in this series were originally published at Confessions of an Ist. This is a story about my younger self, and about how sexism (and homophobia, but mostly sexism) affected my identifying as asexual. I grew … Continue reading

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