Aces are not a privileged group.

Aros are not a privileged group.

If someone makes shitty comments, “jokes” or generalization about aces and/or aros and claims it’s okay because it’s no different from venting about (insert privileged group here), know that they are full of shit. You do not have to put up with their crap. You do not have to prove you’re “one of the good ones”

Aces and aros are not privileged groups

look-behind-you-torak  asked:

Look Renee is an angel and I love her so dearly and I'm so glad you do too. As someone who is demi/ace I'm fine with how Neil's sexuality is portrayed in the books tbh. I think even demi people can notice others as they go through hormones, and no sexual attraction=/=no sex drive and no finding others attractive.

Actually also, follow up to last ask. Sexuality is fluid, especially while going through big hormonal changes. I used to find people sexually attractive, but now I can’t imagine that at all? It’s all very confusing and I know others may disagree but there’s my opinion heh. I’m seriously loving this series, can’t wait to read more <3

Thank you for sharing! No sexual attraction =/= no sex drive, this is a super important point, I hadn’t taken this into account before, you’re absolutely right.

Also Renee <3 my murderous snowflake <3 <3 I can’t wait to read on I need to know what her deal is.

teenvogue.com
Cole Sprouse Says Keeping Jughead Asexual Is “Severely Important”
The actor is advocating for the representation on ‘Riverdale.'
By De Elizabeth

Cole Sprouse plays Jughead Jones in the CW’s upcoming Riverdale, a new show reimagining the Archie comic series. Based on the character’s repeated, emphasized disinterest in girls, Jughead has been the focal point of much speculation regarding his sexuality over the course of the comics’ eight decades of publication. As recently as last year, the characters was revealed to be canonically asexual.

With the aging comics’ relevance revitalized via the CW’s Riverdale, many fans are wondering just how much the underrepresented sexuality (or rather, absence of) would be specifically emphasized. And there’s no greater advocate than the character’s actor himself.

“I hope that huge corporations like the CW recognize that this kind of representation is rare and severely important to people who resonate with it,” Sprouse tells Teen Vogue, “That demands representation. It would be a wonderful thing if that were the case.

Sprouse does reveal that the first season of Riverdale will not directly touch on asexuality; however, he does call the show an origin story, where the characters will learn, grow, and discover who they are. In the meantime, Sprouse says he will “keep fighting for this pretty heavily.”

Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9 on the CW.

Trying to figure out if you’re ace or aro can be so much harder than other sexualities because it’s like, trying to find the absence of something. Imagine you’re at a pond and you want to know if there are any turtles, or fish. Say you find a turtle and you’re like “great! Now I know there are turtles.” Or a fish, now you know for sure there are fish. Or you find both, and now you know for a fact there are both turtles and fish in the pond.

But like, if you don’t find any turtles it might be that there are no turtles or maybe you’re just really shitty at looking for turtles and maybe you THINK you saw a turtle over there or maybe it was just a stick. Maybe there are only a few turtles. Maybe you need to do something special to find the turtles. Maybe a bunch of these rocks are actually turtles but you couldn’t tell them apart. Maybe there are no turtles. You have no idea. Meanwhile some people are saying “Oh there have to be turtles! You’ll find them eventually ;)” or “How many turtles have you found in your pond?” or “Try planting some vegetables at the shore to attract the turtles.” Or “Oh no! What disaster happened to your pond that there are no turtles?” And you’re just standing there wet with an empty net and a tired expression.

But whatever because whether there are turtles or fish or not your pond’s ecology works just fine without them because that’s what eco-communities do they form a system around what they have. You aren’t missing anything if you don’t have turtles you just have a pond system without turtles. If someone tried to change you by pouring a bunch of turtles into your pond it would probably fuck something up.

So you don’t have to be entirely sure. You don’t have to search every inch of the damn pond before you can decide there are probably no turtles. If you want to take the aro or ace label because you think it fits go for it. And if you do find your turtles you can rename the pond. That’s fine.

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I don’t normally post tweet screencaps here, but now that I’ve got your attention: YouTube is fucking over LGBTQ content creators. Their “restricted mode” (basically their age restriction settings) BLOCKS half my videos. Videos blocked include “Signs You Might Be Asexual Spectrum”, “Dating Asexual People” and “The Person Who Sent You This is Asexual”. Basically ALL my most educational videos on asexuality are unavailable. I am by far not the only content creator effected. Whatever algorithm YouTube is using to decide what’s safe for kids and what isn’t is blatantly anti-LGBTQ. Age restrictions shouldn’t be use to block sex and relationship education.

Attention

Your asexuality is valid even if you’re 13

Your asexuality is valid even if you’re 80

Your asexuality is valid even if you’ve been sexually abused

Your asexuality is valid even if you’ve had sex before

Your asexuality is valid even if you’ve never tried sex

Your asexuality is valid even if you’re on the aromantic spectrum

Your asexuality is valid even if you’re NOT on the aromantic spectrum

Your asexuality is valid even if you like sex

Your asexuality is valid even if you’re neurodivergent

Your asexuality is valid.