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Frequently Asked Questions (By Straight People About My Sexuality)

“So… scissoring.” “Being asexual is like not having a sexuality right?” “So you like, date girls?” “You’re gay. Which of these two girls do you think is hotter?” “Would you date me if I was gay?” “You’d totally fuck me if I was gay, right?” “Wait… so you don’t fuck people?” …

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The Romance Myth

I recently participated in a survey on asexuality that is currently being conducted by AVEN, the Asexual Visibility and Education Network. It is open to all people, whether or not they identify on the asexual spectrum. It is a short survey, taking about ten minutes to complete, and I would …

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The Queerview Mirror: Sex Workers Unite

I picked up Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk by Melinda Chateauvert because it made me uncomfortable and because I didn’t know anything about a sex worker’s movement. I kept reading because the information the book presented was fascinating. Sex work is not a …

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The Queerview Mirror: Time Magazine “Sexual Assault on Campus”

If you opened the May 26th issue of Time Magazine to the first of the ten pages bordered in caution tape yellow (pages 20-29), you saw a picture of the main hall of my campus at night. My town, Missoula, Montana, has borne the title “America’s Rape Capital” for about …


Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

A few days ago, Harriet Hall wrote a post on Science-Based Medicine titled “Gender Differences and Why They Don’t Matter So Much.” The article left a bad taste in my mouth for a number of reasons. Aside from what I feel is a gross misrepresentation of various criticisms of Michael …

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Myths and Misconceptions about Bisexuality (or, “What not to say to your bisexual acquaintances”): Part 2

This is the second part of two; the first half was posted yesterday. 5.  “You’re just doing it/saying that for attention.”  This is something of a sub-myth to 2 and 3, but it gets its own spot because it is rampant (applied to women; I’ve never heard it applied to …

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Myths and Misconceptions about Bisexuality (or, “What not to say to your bisexual acquaintances”): Part 1

There are a lot of things I am going to say in this article that I hope will generally be met with a resounding “duh,” but that repeated experience has shown me aren’t nearly as obvious as they should be (shocker!).  I’m writing here for the bisexual who’s considering coming …

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God Can’t Lie, And You Can Trust Him On That!

Via PZ, check out this video of Eric Hovind arguing with a much more intelligent elementary school kid. The relevant quote: Eric Hovind: We all deal in the realm of certainty…If I, for example, knew everything there was to know, if I had all knowledge, and you didn’t, AND there …