People say aces shouldn't be in the LGBT because they don't experience homophobia but??? LGBT isnt just homosexuals? Like you don't need to separate all groups by their sexuality
i was threatened with being put through medical conversion when i was like 14 because i stated i was ace and my family felt like they should “fix” me. even though i wasn’t upset with having no attraction to others.
same family, including members who are vocal about their support for lgbt+ persons, would also say that when i got older i would meet someone who would “fix” me into liking sex.
it was so goddamn disturbing and it still is! and people do get murdered for not wanting to do sexual things! people get it bad from partners who believe the other should “want” it and when they don’t at best the asexual person gets dumped and at worst their partner will assault or mutilate them! and the saddest thing is, with how sexuality is treated, asexual people are led to believe they do deserve it! that they should have somehow wanted to be sexually active for the sake of their partner, and that it’s their fault if they get hurt for not going through with it!
this whole “who is oppressed the most” competition is so goddamn awful and i hate it, it reminds me so much of the language used when referring to mental illness. Like, a kid refusing to get their depression handled because they “don’t have it as bad as someone else”. Bad stuff still happens, and whether or not it’s the WORST thing shouldn’t mean we ignore handling these bad things, or even acknowledging that they happen in the first place.