Kudos to ABC

The ABC (Australian) did a good article on asexuality on their website yesterday. Not only that, the article is actually about an relationship both parties identify as asexual. Most media items on asexuality, at least that I find, tend to focus on aromantic or single asexuals. The fact that it’s a same – sex couple is another thing that should be pointed out. When asexual relationships are represented in the media, it’s often hetero – romantic/ opposite sex relationships that make the headlines. This is an interesting change. Politically charged?… Actually, I’m not even to go there.

As you probably aware if you’ve read this blog in the past, you may realise that I often offer a sort of evaluation on media utems about asexuality.bthis is deliberate abd something I don’t apologise for. I believe that asexual – both romantic and aromantic – deserve proper representation. Young people (and even older people), who may be concerned about feeling ‘different’, or confused about their sexuality should know that asexuality s a valid possibility. Non – asexual (allosexual) allies, also deserve information that’s accurate so they know the experiences of their asexual partners, friends orcfamily. Asexual people can’t expect allosexual people to be experts on asexuality right off the bat. That’s why accurate depictions of asexual people and their relationships is so important.

 

Most media coverage on asexuality – at least of late – has been quite good. I really hope it continues. Then, maybe, we’ll get to the point that asexuality doesn’t need so much awareness because it’ll be treated as just another orientation, just another way a small member of people experience attraction (or lack of, as in this case). That’s my hope anyway. It’s a hope I think will become realised soon.

 

What articles/ TV items, etc, have you seen/ read on asexuality recently? Dovyou think the information they provided was fair? Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.

 

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8 comments on “Kudos to ABC

  1. Kreete says:

    Thank you for doing all this work to educate people about asexuality and it’s other forms. I believe not many people know about this or think it doesn’t exist.

    • S. says:

      My pleasure, Kreete. Thank you for the encpuragement. I guess personal experiences that are the driving force behind what I do. Glad you like it. 🙂

  2. The ABC does an awesome job at bringing these topics into mainstream awareness in an unbiased and non-judgemental way. Here’s to educating society!

    • S. says:

      They do a lot of good educational stuff. Unbiased? Depends who you speak to on that one, I think. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  3. Marissa says:

    Thank you for your perspective. Being that I am not asexual I don’t think of this often enough.

    • S. says:

      Thanks, Marissa. It’s understandable if you’re aren’t asexual, or any other minority in particular, LGBTQ,, etc), thatcyou wouldn’t think much about it. 🙂

  4. Great post! I gotta admit I don’t know anything about asexuality. Thanks to your post I’m going to find informations about it

    • S. says:

      Thank you for the comment. On – line, you can find information at Asexuality Visibility Education Network (AVEN) at http://www.asexuality.org. That’s a forum and also provides an FAQ to those who suspect that their asexual or people like yourself who aren’t, but want to learn more. 🙂

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