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.
Lauren Chief Elk-Young Bear and Lucia Lorenzi had some really good criticism of the Lady Gaga video and the way it’s been received.
asexinthecity wrote about being perceived as a “neutered sex kitten.” [tw for sexual harassment by doctors and teachers, medical situations] She also wrote about a recurring dream as an analogy for asexuality.
Google and Microsoft will remove nude photos that are posted without your permission.
The Invisible Orientation is available in paperback. The paperback version has some changes based partly on feedback from RFAS:
“This version is updated with a couple corrections, some additions or changes to the resources section, and a little bit of new content (mostly based on feedback from the reactions to the first edition). It now discusses asexual survivors of sexual assault in the “Asexual Life” section as well as in the “misconceptions” section; it now has some more nuanced discussion of the intersection of asexuality and queer communities (with a small list of suggestions on how to make queer groups friendlier and welcoming to aces); and it now gives some tips and cautions to mental and physical health providers to help them with asexual clients.”
Smrf interviewed a therapist, who gave some advice for aces seeking therapy.
Queenie gave some advice about self-invalidation.
Coyote posted a reminder about how not to do Ace 101, so if you’ll be doing that this coming week, please keep that in mind.