Compulsory Sexuality

Hermeneutical Injustice in Consent and Asexuality

By | 2018-04-09T23:50:45-04:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Compulsory Sexuality, Education, For Activists|Tags: , , |

I was introduced to the concept of hermeneutical injustice a couple days ago and it’s been blowing my mind. I’ve been struggling for a while to reconcile consent and asexuality, specifically in the context where asexuality isn’t known. If asexuality isn’t an option, how can someone’s consent be truly free?

Challenges faced by asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence (part 1)

By | 2018-04-12T00:45:21-04:00 July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Compulsory Sexuality, Education, For Activists, For Professionals, For Supporters, Rape Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This series focuses on awful things people say to asexual spectrum survivors of sexual violence, sometimes out of spite, sometimes out of concern, and sometimes out of ignorance. Each section has a quote (or collection of related quotes) followed by a "translation" of the quote (or a distillation of the essence of the argument, if you will) and then commentary on why this is an awful thing to say (and suggestions for things you can say instead).