One thing that pisses me off about the aro/ace discourse is that it’s hypocritical. We say that straight people don’t understand us or what we go through but now we’re hurting people who do. The gatekeepers say that because Asexuals and aromantics don’t face their definition of discrimination they aren’t discriminated against. But the thing is, so many feelings I’ve felt as a gay man I know asexuals and aromantics feel. The loneliness, the isolation, the confusion. Because most of these weird and lonely feelings come from being different. From being *queer*.
You can say that because everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender, feels these things, they aren’t definitive of being lgbt+. But the thing we all have in common is that these feelings come from society and how it views sexuality and gender and being different in those regards. So even if you argue that they don’t face direct discrimination, to which I disagree, you can’t say they don’t feel these things. And just like all of you pricks, they need a community and support to understand these fucking feelings.
Tl;dr fuck off and read it or block me