A Life Unexamined

queenieofaces:

Jo wrote a really good post, and you should all go read it.

Why thank you, my dear Queenie. Surprised it’s taking you so long to get to the next response-post! :P

Hello! I've recently started identifying as asexual and I've not really been able to find the asexual community... /is there/ an asexual community? is there anywhere to meet ace people? i just dont know
Anonymous

swankivy:

adventures-in-asexuality:

Hello!

Okay, I would say there is an asexual community, yeah. Do you mean on tumblr? If not, let me know.

So, it kind of depends what you are looking for. The #asexual tag is the only one I personally track, and it’s kind of hit and miss with regards to community. #actuallyasexual used to be better, I believe, but you also get ace elitists in there.

As for blogs…

General what I would call 201 level writing about asexuality: writingfromfactorx, godlessace, captainheartless, queenieofaces, anagnori, nextstepcake, aceadmiral, swankivy, ace-muslim, redbeardace. wtfdynamics is mostly inactive now but her archives might be interesting to read; same for aceofliminalspace

Advice blogs: asexualadvice, asexualsanonymous, asexualscience, demigray

People who blog, sometimes about asexuality: metapianycist, mhypomnemata, asexual-ace, greenchestnuts, bessibels

Misc: asexualfactoftheday, acemart, acesecrets, resourcesforacesurvivors, asexual-headcanons, asexualawarenessweek, asexuallyboned, house-of-ace

I don’t mean to leave anyone out of this; this is just what I thought of offhand/from my following list, so feel free to reblog with more suggestions for this anon! Also, if anyone doesn’t want to be on here, let me know and I will remove you. :)

Also, if you like AVEN (some people don’t, but it’s asexuality.org), the meetup threads in there can sometimes lead to in-person meetups. AsexualGroups is collecting groups to meet people. And I have a list of social networking and dating sites that are asexual-friendly or geared toward asexuality.

I have a pretty big list of blogs about asexuality/by asexual people right here. You can start following the ones on Tumblr and just start getting to know us!

Don’t forget to check out The Asexual Agenda! We have a great group of bloggers and awesome 201 discussions, and there’s a good blogroll to browse as well.

A Month of Cranky Ladies

A Month of Cranky Ladies

March is Women’s History Month, which is probably my favourite month of the year because women and history are one of my particular academic interests. his year, March has also been the month of Fablecroft’s Cranky Ladies of History crowdfunding campaign, which I also have a vested interest in – not just because women in history are the best, but because I’m under consideration for inclusion in…

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The Asexual Story Project is now live!
The Asexual Story Project is a place where people who identify with the asexual community can share their personal stories about being asexual, coming out, relationships, or anything their heart desires.
At present the site only contains a handful of stories, but hopefully over the next few months the site will continue to grow as more people submit. A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!
You can submit a story on this page or by emailing the project: asexualstoryproject(at)gmail.com.

Please share this post with your networks! Banners and promotional images are available here for you to post on your site.

The Asexual Story Project is now live!

The Asexual Story Project is a place where people who identify with the asexual community can share their personal stories about being asexual, coming out, relationships, or anything their heart desires.

At present the site only contains a handful of stories, but hopefully over the next few months the site will continue to grow as more people submit. A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!

You can submit a story on this page or by emailing the project: asexualstoryproject(at)gmail.com.

Please share this post with your networks! Banners and promotional images are available here for you to post on your site.

greenchestnuts:

spellthief:

If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.

          -Hayao Miyazaki (x)

I need more Miyazaki films in my life.

This. This so much.

Not Being Sexist Isn’t That Difficult

Not Being Sexist Isn’t That Difficult: not even in the world of gaming.

Not being sexist is really not as hard as people make it out to be. Not even in the gaming world. Surprising, huh?

As a feminist, I’ve heard a lot about sexism and misogyny in the gaming world, especially through projects like Feminist Frequency. I’ve seen some of the horrific backlash and abuse that happens when feminists speak out against it, the outraged gamers who respond with anything from…

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greenchestnuts:

Found via poorasfolk.

Some of these look great! Though I am really puzzled by the caption on one of the pasta dishes, saying that you can now have pasta without feeling guilty for indulging. I’m sorry? Since when is a pasta dish so evil?

What does a normal vulva look like? (Reflections on being a research participant)

What does a normal vulva look like? (Reflections on being a research participant)

Jamie McCarthy: The Great Wall of Vagina, 2011.

Almost two years ago (wow, it doesn’t seem like that long ago!) I participated in a study that wanted to explore women’s perceptions of their vulvas: and what a ‘normal’ vulva looked like, and what it was meant to look like. I found the flyer in the women’s room at uni, and signed up. A few weeks later, I found myself sitting in the library with my…

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Caught In Between

Sometimes, as an asexual person, it feels like I am constantly stuck in between, in some sort of liminal space that doesn’t seem to have a destination on either side.

I’m stuck between straight and queer, because although queer has felt right to me for as…

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Why don't you run a tumblr that is like itssexualhour's one? People submit their sexual stories anonimously. Maybe anonimousty will help people open up and talk avout their experiences...? Or is there one already out there? I'm sorry, I'm not sure...
Anonymous

gossomer:

jo-alifeunexamined:

redbeardace:

The reason I don’t do it is because I don’t really have the time or the energy.  I barely work on the projects I’m already committed to.  Throwing more into the mix would just lead them to become neglected failures.

At the same time, though, I am wondering if perhaps I should try to start off some of the ideas I mentioned, then hand them over to other people to run.

I’ve been trying so somehow contact you to tell you that I’m at this second working on a website for this. But tumblr sucks when it comes to making sure people actually see things you want them to see. :P

Wow, if you’re really making something like that, I’d gladly submit a story or two! So great you are willing to make it come true; I’m that anon, by the way.

Have a look on my tumblr for the flyer I’ve just put up! It has some more details. It’d be great if you would contribute a story. :D