I thought it’d be an interesting exercise to go through the comments on the Times article about asexuality (I spoke about what I thought of the article here: https://youtu.be/-crJUVs4A-E)
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Music: Calm Jazz by AndyJazz on AudioJungle
Acephobia & Anti-asexual hate crime
«What is anti-asexual hate crime?
Any offence should be treated as an anti-asexual hate crime if the person who experienced it or anyone else feels it was an expression of acephobia. Anti-asexual hate crime can include verbal abuse and violence from neighbours or strangers. Because people’s asexual identity is not always visible to strangers, anti-asexual abuse can often be concentrated in settings where the targeted person and perpetrator know each other. That can include verbal abuse or unwanted sexual touching from acquaintances and anti-asexual domestic abuse from family or partners. This also includes actual and threats of so-called “corrective” rape, to “fix” the person’s orientation.
These crimes are less easy to recognise but it is equally important to record and address them in a manner that addresses their motivation of hostility. To qualify to be recorded as a hate incident, a report needn’t include anti-asexual language. It is enough for a reporting person to perceive that it was motivated by acephobia.»
Read the whole article here.
Alltag einer Asexuellen
“Du bist doch krank!”
Translation: Every day life of an asexual
The following comments were made in a video about asexuality.
Watch the whole video here.
“It’s¹ human. It’s na… I’m gonna say it’s natural. Sounds shitty, but it’s natural.”
¹”It” = having sex.
“I’ll sort her out. I’ll turn her straight² again.”
²He uses the term “gerade”, which literally translates to “straight”, not to the sexual orientation, while that’s also implied.
[Interviewer asks what they think why asexual people are asexual]
“They are ugly. *laughs*”
[Interviewer lists comments made regarding asexual people]
“I’m gonna be able to seduce you. Oh God. Something bad probably happened. Oh well, maybe you could try therapy. “
[Interviewer asks asexual woman Nicole’s best friend how he felt when she came out to him]
“I’ve already suspected. It wasn’t a big shock, but it was sad nevertheless, that it is the way I thought it would be.”
[Interviewer asks why]
“Because I’d have hoped differently for her.”
Written by Emilee. I hope people can relate. xD
Asexual Bingo 2 is here! TW for vile language, discussion of sexual assault, acephobia, and most -isms.
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My book on asexuality, The Invisible Orientation: