☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ Asexuals can appreciate good looking people
☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ Asexuals are not necessarily sexually repressed or sex-repulsed
☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ Asexuals can fall in love and enter relationships
☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ Asexuals can have functioning libidos without being sexually attracted to people
☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ Asexuality is not necessarily the result of sexual abuse
alright listen up ya ding dongs cause im gonna lay it down
the reason queer people project onto characters, making them trans or queer themselves in their interpretations??? It’s because
we are not
And when we are, 95% of the time it’s a horrible stereotype or as a written off one liner, which might as well not be there for all the good it does.
Us projecting onto these characters and making them relateable to ourselves has nothing to do with anything except making feel more comfortable or accepted within the small spaces we create for ourselves in fandom.
You have the canon, because chances are that character WAS written as straight or cis. So like, writing a huge essay to explain WHY A CHARACTER CAN’T POSSIBLY BE TRANS OR QUEER IN ANYWAY is just you enforcing what we already know and what we already are told every day of our lives. That we don’t exist, that we have to prove what and who we are.
You’re not telling us anything new. SO us??? deciding to say a character is queer, ESPECIALLY if that character has a narrative related to queerness but has been cishet-ified by cishet writers, literally has no harm on anyone. at all. You don’t need to have everything, so let us have this.
People will call celebrities by ridiculous stage names that were made-up to sound more unique, but they refuse to call trans* people the names they have chosen to match their gender identity.
If you can call Nicole Polizzi by the name Snooki, then you can call a trans* person by their chosen name.
For Asexual Awareness Week, Elizabeth Barrette, aka ysabetwordsmith, posted a list of types of nonsexual intimacy that I found really interesting both as an asexual and as a writer:
just reading these is making me sweat oh my god
Following a Student’s Union referendum, the Trinity College Dublin Student’s Union will now be adopting a pro-choice stance, worded on the ballot as “on request of the woman, up to viability of the fetus”. This will allow the Student’s Union to add abortion rights to the issues they can (and hopefully will!) campaign on.
Abortion on request of the woman came in at 50% of the vote, with abortion in certain circumstances coming second with 35% of the vote.
A TCD Student’s Union referendum was concurrently run on the topic of adding gender identity and gender expression to the non-discrimination grounds in the Student’s Union constitution, passing with a landslide 85% yes vote!
In addition, the newly-elected Education officer pledged during the LGBT Hustings (Election Q and A) that he would pursue the topic of gender neutral bathrooms, as well as bringing up that of more trans* and gender non-binary friendly options on college forms. Let’s hope he keeps those promises!