Wanted: other asexuals to join my new crime-fighting squad. Our slogan is “too bad I have an ace up my sleeve… or several,” and you all gotta emerge dramatically from the shadows every time I say it. Now accepting applications.
Did a thing for Ace Visibility Day. This year it is November 26, 2016. Hello everyone! Today I am posting in celebration Ace Visibility Day! Ace is short for asexual, an umbrella term for the orientations which rarely or never experience sexual attraction. The Ace Visibility Day was created by the Asexuality Blog to raise awareness of the little known orientation. As many of you all ready know, I myself identify as asexual!
Why did I even let myself hope? Aces never get represented on TV. No less characters who I looked up to myself growing up, who helped make sense of my own identity. I was so happy when Chip Zdarsky canonized Jughead’s orientation in the comics. And when I heard about Riverdale, I thought maybe, just maybe we’d be getting a major ace character in a mainstream television show. But I must be some kind of moron for even entertaining that thought, right?
Look. I know ace visibility isn’t anywhere close to the most important issue in equal rights and representation right now. But we can’t even have Jughead?
Please, CW. Please, Greg Berlanti. We have so little. Don’t deny us this, too.