"The Oppression Olympics"
I just want to be clear, as far as I’m aware, nearly all GSM communities are very accepting of asexuals. The queer department at my uni is super accepting.
Just… every now and again it comes up that asexuals ‘aren’t oppressed enough’ to be queer, or to have a letter in the alphabet soup (however, allies WHO ARE HETEROSEXUAL are allowed???) and then there’s a huge long debate about it and it’s seriously peturbing. Not least because of all the erasure that goes on which is exactly the kind of thing we have the biggest issue with.
Anyway, some of my friends and I are running an asexuality 101 workshop in the queer lounge for Asexuality Awareness week and that’s why I drew this.
Based on past comics posted here, I feel there may be some disagreement on this, which is why I hesitated reblogging it (the artist submitted it) for a while. However, I decided I’d rather promote healthy discussion than silence people in our own community. Please be respectful to the artist even if you don’t agree with their assessment of the situation.
"Fiona’s lately been saying a lot of things that seemed to me to be hinting at her being asexual and feeling broken. This page finally drops the subtlety and confirms my suspicions. Nice to know that my adar works on fictional characters, at least.
Source: Supernormal Step”
sorryyyy this is just the most annoying response you can ever give in my opinion
i’m going to bed
HOW I FOUND OUT ACCEPTING YOURSELF IS AWESOME by Alison. (aka feathersmcstrange)
This is the story of how I came to terms with being an ace in comic form.
Life of a distressed asexual
Communication is key!
sob story about sexual orientation
I thought I was demisexual for a while after a friend suggested it to me some time last year but I’m still not sure, on one hand I think having so many labels is stupid and irrelevant, but then on the other it makes me feel really lost for not having one I think suits me. Then trying to explain this to other people never seems to work very well they think I’m pulling the ‘special snowflake’ card and it just makes me want to shut up and deal with it so I just tell people I’m straight and have it done with but its really a lot more complicated than I realised and I genuinely get upset about this.
Maybe someone here knows what this is like.
Ace Case page 5~!
No lies, my friends, this is complete truth here. Finding straws in a pile of unmarked brown boxes was a real quest. And I don’t mean the kind with hobbits.
Threw in some copic greys today. Felt the composition needed some pulling together and grey never goes awry.
You folks still enjoying the comic? Any sweet new ideas for me from your own ace/aromantic/employed lives?
137 of Leftover Soup by Tailsteak
If someone somehow didn’t actually need to eat to survive, would you try to force-feed them burgers?
Asylum Squad #107 by Saraƒin
Repulsion is OK. Having sex is OK. But that reverse strip club doesn’t sound like a bad idea.