Wait, are you no longer an inclusionist?
1) I think that, while it may not manifest as structural oppression on the same level as homophobia or transphobia, our society does look down on and mistreat aro and ace people (particularly aro women and ace men, due to the gendered expectations around capital-r Relationships), and to deny this is at best silly and at worst an act that actively makes things harder for people for effectively no reason.
2) by God’s name I am so fucking tired of this discourse I’m not an “inclusionist” or an “exclusionist” and have not meaningfully been either for as long as I remember, because building an identity based on one’s terrible opinion of a stupid, pointless argument that literally only exists because people are obsessed with the idea of what counts as “inherently LGBT” - as if that’s a meaningful statement given that “LGBT” is literally a coalition of 3-4 distinct groups, and one which only exists as it does today because of how the historical dominoes fell - instead of the actual hows and whys of human suffering in our society.
i will never be “an inclusionist.” i will never be “an exclusionist.” what i am is someone who thinks that the entire debate is a distraction from (or, arguably, substitute for) meaningful discussion, healing, and praxis; that half this Godforsaken website has turned into even more of a cesspit because of it; and that everyone should stop trying to score fucking points based on OH THOSE DAMN ALLOS SAID SOME UNINFORMED BULLSHIT AGAIN or HA HA HA LOOK AT THIS INCREDIBLY OBVIOUS TROLL BLOG, LET’S ACT LIKE IT’S FOR REAL BECAUSE THAT’S EASIER THAN CONSIDERING THAT OTHERS ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT PERPETUAL OUTRAGE GENERATION MACHINES.
Sorry to be rude about it but I am just so, so, so, so very tired of having this foolishness anywhere near me. I don’t care and beyond the concept of “don’t be an asshole to people just because they’re going through some shit and trying to make sense of it,” which I would hope is basic human decency, neither should you.