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SilverMoon 01-22-2017 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by Jesse (Post 593813)
And as a side note, being aromantic does not make you part of the LGBT movement either. Being different doesn't mean you're discriminated.

"Being different doesn't mean you're discriminated" agreed. Like, in the present day, (natural) redheads are "different" and being left-handed is also "different" in that its rarer, but aren't discriminated against. Just because people still make "gingers have no souls" and "gingers/left-handed people are the devil" jokes doesn't mean its discrimination, because it will never cause them harm.

SilverMoon 01-22-2017 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by Jesse (Post 593812)
My thinking is that since asexual people don't face institutionalized discrimination, they shouldn't be treated as a marginalized group. Also, as Elliot said, "queer" was meant to describe gay/bi/trans people, and there's no history of oppression against asexuals.

And since the LGBT movement is about the advancement of marginalized groups, and asexuals aren't marginalized, they can't possibly benefit from such a movement.

True, asexuals don't face institutionalized discrimination and aren't marginalized. But that doesn't mean asexuals don't face discrimination.

SilverMoon 01-22-2017 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by Jesse (Post 593814)
Also I agree with what you said:
"there's a difference between 'this identity isn't valid' and 'this community isn't for this identity'"

On the blue hellsite I see a lot of "het aces are the same as straights!!!!" so I'm very wary of everyone being like that. Het aces are the same as straights = this identity isn't valid enough. As long as that isn't what anyone here is saying, we're cool.

SilverMoon 01-22-2017 08:41 PM


im not saying "you're wrong acephobic exclusionaries!!!" just some things to consider.

SilverMoon 01-22-2017 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by SilverMoon (Post 593821)

also just google "asexuality is a" and see the suggestions that pop up

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Lily09 01-22-2017 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by SilverMoon (Post 593817)
im queer in that im nb and ive been in approximately 1 relationship, which was same-sex. (we both identified as girls when we entered the relationship, although I think both of us now identify as nb). I understand that queer is a reclaimed slur. I would, however, also like to know more about the word "queer" and its history. Time to do more research lol, after I actually do this math hw I'm supposed to be doing rn lamo.

i agree on 2. I mean. I'm probably a shitty ace. But I believe you're right. I'm not concerned with being "right", though.

i meant you as in generally. i know you specifically r nb pal and have been in a same sex rel. ur fine pal :^)

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