Writing From Factor X

February 27, 2011

Revenge of the Linkspam

Filed under: Signal Boost — Sciatrix @ 3:45 pm
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From An Asexual Space, a commentary on the “New Orientations” paper:

Short version: imagining the impact acknowledging asexuality as a legitimate thing in the world will have on feminist and queer studies.

Shorter version (my impression, anyway): sexuals talking to sexuals about asexuality.

At Purple and Grey: Radical Valentine’s Day

So here’s a radical idea, for those who choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Let’s take this holiday that’s supposedly about love, and make it really about love. Not just romantic and sexual love, but love in all its myriad forms. Have an intimate dinner with a dear friend. Call your mom and tell her you love her. Send little notes to people you care about telling them why they’re so awesome. And, yes, spend time with your significant other if you have one. But make it only one of many ways in which you celebrate love today.

Melonella writes a synopsis of every article on asexuality ever:

so guys like there are those people
i mean you might not believe it but it’s totally true
so there are those people and they actually really exist and they
get it
they have no interest in sex

Also from Melonella, on sexuals debating the existence of asexuality:

You — and by “you” I mean a sexual person with An Opinion On Asexuality — have no right to tell me that my sexuality does not exist. You have no right to suggest that it stems from a sexual trauma, a mental disorder or bad experiences. You have no right to question the validity of experience and assume yours is valid for everyone.

Phiremangston is calling for participants in a potential Asexuality in Fandom panel at CONvergence:

I was part of the brainstorming group for the 2011 CONvergence Programming department, and suggested we hold an Asexuality in Fandom panel.

Stephanie Silberstein discusses starting new asexual communities:

Sometimes it can be difficult to come out, but I think asexuals have to find ways to start those conversations. There may be more aces around than you think.


  1. Thank you for linking to my post! It’s greatly appreciated. I’m hoping that if we get enough panelists signed up we’ll be seriously considered for the programming schedule.

    Fandom in general is pretty accepting of new things, so I’d love to have this panel at an actual convention.

    Comment by phiremangston — March 1, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

    • No problem! I thought it sounded like something that needed to get further attention. I know there was supposedly an aces in fiction panel at Dragon*Con last year, but I wasn’t able to go for a variety of reasons. An Asexuality in Fandom panel sounds like a fantastic idea!

      Comment by Sciatrix — March 1, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

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