shout out to young aces
shout out to celibate aces
shout out to religious aces
shout out to physically disabled aces
shout out to mentally disabled aces
shout out to aces who got hurt
shout out to aces who were assaulted
shout out to all aces who get told “you only feel that because”
you are real.
it doesn’t matter if something “caused” you to be asexual or if you were always like this.
it doesn’t matter if this changes when your situation changes or you’re asexual for life.
you are asexual now. that is what matters.
We want representation!
-sees a hurtful stereotype-
Ew, no. Not like that.
I finally managed to get a copy of Photoshop (the CS2 version is free now! Go get it!), which means I can now produce images that look marginally terrible instead of entirely terrible. Posting them under the cut - feel free to take and use them for your own purposes.
IM SO ANGRY ABOUT THE LACK OF ASEXUAL REPRESENTATION BECAUSE IF YOU ASKED A RANDOM PERSON OFF THE STREET IF THEY KNEW WHAT ASEXUALITY WAS THEY WOULD EITHER SAY “I DONT KNOW” OR “ISNT THAT HOW PLANTS REPRODUCE?” AND IM SO ANGRY THAT PEOPLE TRY TO SAY THAT THE “A” IN LGBTQA+ STANDS FOR “ALLY” INSTEAD OF ASEXUAL AND IM SO PISSED OFF THAT PEOPLE TREAT ASEXUALITY LIKE A JOKE OR SAY THAT ASEXUALS ARE JUST MAKING IT UP AS AN EXCUSE TO NOT HAVE SEX WITH SOMEONE IM SO FUCKING ANGRY ASEXUALITY ISNT FAKE AND THEY DESERVE MORE REPRESENTATION FUCK EVERYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE
if you think that labels don’t matter and nobody should use them, then you’ve probably never experienced the huge, indescribable relief of “oh my god there’s a word for how I feel” and “I’m not the only one”
Allies are supposed to protect asexuals and make sure we have a voice, not stand in front of us in the group photo.
No one has ever taken asexuals less seriously for saying “ace” or using the asexual flag or saying cake jokes. In fact, we are starting to get more and more visibility than ever before and being taken seriously by other GSRM groups than ever before.
Every minority group has its silly little jokes, not just asexuals. They want to make things a little bit light-hearted so they don’t have to constantly be reminded of the oppression they face every day and so that they feel welcome around like-minded people. It’s so their sexual orientation or gender doesn’t seem like such a horrible, sad thing that they should be ashamed to be a part of.
Everyone needs positivity; why deny people that?
repeat after me
if a bi, pan, or asexual person dates someone of the opposite gender
IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE STRAIGHT