Every other Saturday we will post links relevant to survivors. Please feel free to discuss these links in the comments, or post more links! Trigger warnings appreciated, and self-promotion welcome.
Blanket trigger warning for all of these posts.
Lyssa Chiavari wrote about the myth of the “ideal” ace.
Sikivu Hutchison wrote about rape culture, misogynoir, and the erasure of black women who are brutalized, murdered, sexually assaulted, and still deemed “unrapeable.”
Related, Dee Barnes wrote about how Straight Outta Compton erases her and the other women Dr. Dre beat up. [tw: graphic details of violence, misogynoir]
Swank Ivy wrote about how boys and girls are treated as warring factions, and girls are taught to tolerate abuse from boys from an early age, because boys are just like “a force of nature.”
Stephany Zvan wrote about abuse and power in activist spaces.
Libby Anne wrote about the abysmal state of children’s rights.
Flibanserin was approved as “Addyi” to treat the outdated diagnosis HSDD in premenopausal women.
- Emily Nagoski wrote a good piece explaining how it (barely) works and how it pathologizes normal responsive desire.
- For a lot more information, check out this post dispelling myths and misinformation.
- We will not be following the flibanserin saga closely here at RFAS—many of our members are too vulnerable to weigh in, the number of followers and asks we’re getting has skyrocketed, and we are prioritizing supporting those who are reaching out to us. Please check Draw From the Deck or the Ace Flibanserin Task Force for updates instead.
- That said, we do have a place for discussing survivor-centered efforts to educate providers. If you would like to collaborate on creating educational resources for therapists, medical providers, crisis center workers, or anyone else who may support asexual survivors, please get in touch.