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actuallyasexual:

I get frequent asks about what “ace discourse” is, and these asks usually sit in my ask box for a while because – really – there are dozens of answers I could give that define what “ace discourse” is and what it has been, but the common theme in “ace discourse” I have seen is the use of what appears to be social justice rhetoric to undermine the value and experiences of asexual people to the point of manipulating people into viewing their anti asexual attitudes as socially just, which is – in an ironic twist – contrary to the goals of social justice. 

When I was younger, the most common “ace discourse” was about whether or not asexual and ace-spec identities inherently slut shamed women and that asexual and ace-spec women were suffering from internalized sexism. This was around the time “sex positivity” was a big thing on the internet, and asexual and ace-spec people were thrown under the bus during this movement as if our goals were completely contrary to sex positivity and we were a threat to the liberation of women. 

So, I find it sketchy when people try to pin “ace discourse” down to one single argument (i.e. “asexuals are/are not inherently LGBT.”) In doing so, a lot of issues relevant to asexual and ace-spec people are framed within an argument that has nothing to do with what is being discussed. For example, many times an asexual person will discuss an issue relevant to the asexual community which will be followed by reblogs going “this is why asexuals are/are not LGBT” when that isn’t relevant. 

This ignores the historical arguments that have arisen against the existence of asexual and ace-spec people, and weaponizes current issues (such as feminism and LGBT rights and representation) and the investment people have in them to position asexual and ace-spec people as an inherent threat despite the fact that the goals of asexual and ace-spec people can very much coincide with these current issues. This also works to alienate and silence asexual and ace-spec people from issues that immediately effect them.

In addition, by continually positing one’s hatred towards asexual and ace-spec people within the framework of current events and issues, people also position their hatred towards asexual and ace-spec people as a matter of social justice instead of as a virulent hatred for an intrinsic part of one’s identity that does not inherently harm anyone. They also boost voices of asexuals who do hold harmful attitudes in order to prove that their hatred of asexuals is socially just, while ignoring people within their movements who cause as much harm. 

“Ace discourse” has been and will be many different things. It is not a single issue. “Ace discourse” is the persistent villainization and derailing of asexual narratives and experiences to suit a particular agenda. 

“Ace discourse” is built on flawed ideas of asexuality, and involves an excessive use of logical fallacies to treat asexuality as inherently harmful and contrary to “progress.” We need to think of it as separate from intercommunity and intracommunity discussion which is productive and helpful to us. 

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phils-voice:

I made a shitty pun

Persian words for sexuality

backlogofshit:

farsizaban:

LGBT (and also Queer) : دگرباشی = Degarbashi 

Genderqueer : خارج از جنسیت = Kharej Az Jenseyat 

Cisgender : هم‌ سو جنسی = Ham So Jensi 

Heterosexuality : دگرجنس‌ گرایی = Degar Jens Garayi 

Homosexuaity : همجنس‌گرایی = Ham Jens Garayi 

Homosexual :  همجنس‌ خواه – همجنس‌گرا = Hamjens Gara – Hamjens Khah 

Bisexual : دوجنس‌گرایی = Do Jens Garayi 

Transgender : ترا جنسیتی = Tara Gensiyati 

Transexual : تراجنسی = Tara Jensi 

Transman : ترا مرد = Tara Mard 

Transwoman :  ترا زن = Tara Zan 

Asexuality : بی‌ جنس‌ گرایی = Bi Jens Garayi 

Pansexuality : همه‌ جنس‌ گرایی = Hameh Jens Garayi 

Polysexuality : چند جنس‌ گرایی = Chand Jens Garayi 

I’d like to also point out that ‘Bi Jens’ also means Non-Binary

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Asexual: Someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Unlike celibacy, which people choose, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who someone is. There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently. Asexuality does not make anyone’s life any worse or any better, they just face a different set of challenges than most sexual people. Asexuality is distinct from celibacy or sexual abstinence, which are behaviors, while asexuality is generally considered to be a sexual orientation. Some asexuals do participate in sex, for a variety of reasons.

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So apparently last year the National Park Service in the US dropped an over 1200 page study of LGBTQ American History as part of their Who We Are program which includes studies on African-American history, Latino history, and Indigenous history. 

Like. This is awesome. But also it feels very surreal that maybe one of the most comprehensive examinations of LGBTQ history in America (it covers sports! art! race! historical sites! health! cities!) was just casually done by the parks service

This is really great??

@makingqueerhistory

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salemwitchhunterofficial:

Alternative responses to “I love you”

  • Who doesn’t
  • I know
  • Thanks
  • A horrible decision, really
  • Why
  • *laughs nervously*
  • *laughs hysterically*
  • YEET
  • I’m sorry
  • *finger guns*
  • If only there was someone out there who loved you

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REMEMBER THE PLUS IN LGBT+. End description.]

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I found out that in matthew 19:12 in a versio…

I found out that in matthew 19:12 in a version of the bible that my grandma had (I can't remember which one) said "for some do not marry because they are born that way" and that sounds like asexuality or aromanticism to me

This is actually a really interesting section, it begins with the Pharisees asking Jesus about divorce and him spouting the verses that homophobic christians love to spout at us about being created ‘male and female’ and how it’s good for a man to leave his parents and become one flesh with his wife, never divorcing her.

But here’s the kicker, the disciples are like “woah if this is so high stakes and we can’t divorce at all, it’s better not to marry, right?”

Then Jesus basically says “yo everything I just said only applies to some people” it reminds me of the “people are gay, Steven” meme. Here’s the verse.

But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

Matthew 19:11‭-‬12 ESV

(Fyi eunuch was a term for a man who had been castrated, so the phrasing here that some were born with their private parts already cut off is confusing, suggesting a deeper meaning or a translation issue)

Anyway so yeah you bring up a section that’s a good bit to think about, and in my opinion helps validate many members of the lgbtqia+ community, especially ace spec people.

Thanks for sharing, I love you lots and so does God! Lemme know if you need anything and have a great day!