Feb. 4th, 2012

clonechild: ffxiii (:: punching people through the internet:)
ALL LGBT*QIA(llies) PEOPLE AND ALLIES WHO ARGUE THAT ASEXUALS – AND IN PARTICULAR AROMANTIC AND HETEROROMANTIC ASEXUALS – HAVE STRAIGHT PRIVILEGE, DON'T BELONG IN THE QUEER COMMUNITY AND DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS AS RELEVANT AS OURS

SHUT IT AND ALSO THIS IS NOT THE OPPRESSION OLYMPICS. YOU DO NOT GET A GOLD STAR AND A SMILY FACE FOR BEING MORE OPPRESSED.

The asexual awareness right now lies somewhere around society's knowledge of homosexuality circa '50-'60. No one talks about it. No one shows it. When mentioned, people react with disgust. When shown on television, it's always either a medical problem causing it or a lie (throwing judgmental looks in your direction, HOUSE) or it's sociopaths or giant nerds (why thank you for your enlightened portrayals, Sherlock and Big Bang Theory. Now go sit in the naughty corner for reinforcing stereotypes).

People tell us it doesn't exist. People tell us it's just a phase. People tell us we just need to try sex, then we'll get over these silly ideas. People tell us that we must be too ugly to get laid. People tell us to get raped, or to kill ourselves, or that we're mentally ill, or that we're not human. We're probably still in the DSM.

Don't you dare tell me that invisibility and medicalization aren't real problems.

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