Ok so I've seen sources showing issues that ace people face (corrective rape, being fired from jobs, fear of coming out, that facebook post will a ton of shutty comments) ect but do you have any for aro people for when people start asking about issues aros face?
I’m going to start you with this incredibly shitty youtube video, because it hates on agender people, aces, and aros, all at once. (Link)
The Usual Youtube Bullshit:
(I will note that these comments are less prevalent. That’s likely because the most popular aro video has 20k views, while the most popular ace video has 4.5m. The difference is…noticeable.)
So….um…very clearly, you can see that we get similar reactions to aces, at least on social media.
I’m also going to put this little footnote here, because I just stumbled on something: you also get suggestions of Schizoid Personality Disorder because of describing aromanticism.
On to personal accounts, then:
Men Without Women: A Guide to the Unmarried Man (TW!!! Homophobia as well, likely ableism I haven’t read it in a while)
The Golden Orchid (aka the best example of aro inclusion in queer spaces ever)
Alrighty-o now you get to listen to me, aka your favorite person, run my mouth about what all of these links are if you don’t have time to read them or need an intro summary. This is going to be the longest summary ever, for those of you who are not aware.
So: what we have is the societal structure, amatonormativity, and the historical structure: the precedent and influence for how people who go for non-traditional relationship models or no relationship at all. When you put these things together and compare them to the modern views on (I’m calling them NTRMs. Non Traditional Relationship Models.) NTRMs and people who do not desire a relationship, you start to see a structure of oppression beginning to take shape - it’s always been there, but this evidence makes it provable. Arophobia is impossible to ignore. Historically, single people and people using NTRMs have been derided and the subject of witch hunts. This occurs today with some less extreme visible forms as well, in the common idea of “romance is more important than friends”, “everyone has a crush”, etc. etc. Therefore, arophobia does exist and is a structure of oppression.
Short answer: yes.
More of my personal thoughts and rants under the cut.