This is an expansion on this thread. Many terms are defined at the bottom if you’re unfamiliar with them. First caveat before I start: I can only speak about this from a white, English-speaking perspective. While I hope at least some of what I have to say has broader applications, I make no assurances. IContinue reading “Queer Identities & Terminology in Second World Fantasy”
…and why it’s good to normalize trying labels on. (original twitter thread) My first introduction to the term asexual as it relates to orientation was in early 2010s via the Sherlock fandom. For those of you who didn’t have the misfortune of being in the fandom (look I enjoyed parts of it but there wasContinue reading “Why it took me a long time to realize I was aromantic & asexual…”
cw: aphobia, rape culture I Am Not Your Get Out of Flirting Free Card Stop using your aspec identity in lieu of no. Yes, I’m making a demand. Why? Because every time someone answers “Can I buy you a drink?” with “I’m aromantic,” you’re feeding into stereotypes and, you guessed it, hurting the rest ofContinue reading “Talking About Ourselves: How Your Words Are Hurting Our Community (Part 2)”
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