Asexuals aren’t persecuted for being asexual exactly; by and large, the message they get from society is that they do not exist and that there is no way to feel what they do without being damaged or sick. It’s not an experience of outward oppression so much as it’s an experience of omission. Aromantic asexuals get to go through life with queer and non-queer populations alike making certain assumptions about their failure to couple up, andromantic asexuals are repeatedly sent messages about how dysfunctional their relationships must be if sex isn’t involved–this might even come from the heteroromantic asexual’s partner(s).

(emphasis mine)

Good article. Doesn’t really answer the question so much as lays things out from both sides, which I think was a really good way to go about it.


  1. deliriousyeti reblogged this from fuckyeahaces
  2. gold-blooded-killer reblogged this from saxifraga-x-urbium
  3. verolynne reblogged this from whatgodzillasaidtogod
  4. notfuckingcishet reblogged this from inquiver
  5. stheno reblogged this from fuckyeahaces
  6. caddies reblogged this from hotgaydumbledore
  7. hotgaydumbledore reblogged this from televangelionist
  8. vethica reblogged this from whatgodzillasaidtogod
  9. gillbertbielschmidt reblogged this from facingthenorthwind
  10. facingthenorthwind reblogged this from fuckyeahaces
  11. beyondthesevoices reblogged this from televangelionist
  12. microrapter reblogged this from thatonelesbianyouknow
  13. thatonelesbianyouknow reblogged this from televangelionist
  14. televangelionist reblogged this from whatgodzillasaidtogod
  15. faerielandsforlorn reblogged this from fuckyeahaces
  16. saxifraga-x-urbium reblogged this from prologi and added:
    rebloooooggging for commentary
  17. prologi reblogged this from ohdeargodwhy and added:
    I’ve had a guy straight-splain my sexuality to me. That was a fun experience. :/ “Oh, I know you’ll like it, you’re just...
  18. ohdeargodwhy reblogged this from fuckyeahaces and added:
    I remember someone saying that one response the them coming out as asexual was ‘You just need a good rape’ NOT...
  19. extraterrasshole reblogged this from alliance-bunny
  20. alliance-bunny reblogged this from longroadstonowhere
  21. longroadstonowhere reblogged this from kakkobooran
  22. thadthawne reblogged this from bigbardafree