Hello all! I am so excited be your host for this month’s Carnival of Aces!
For those that don’t know, a blogging carnival is an online event where a host blog suggests a theme, and people submit pieces based around that theme.
The Carnival of Aces is a monthly blogging carnival that was started all the way back in 2011, and is currently run by the awesome ace resource The Asexual Agenda. For more information check out the Carnival of Aces Masterpost.
Last month’s Carnival was hosted by It’s an Ace Thing, on the theme of platonic attraction. Check out the post roundup!
For this month, I’ve chosen the theme of gender norms and asexuality. The relationship between gender norms and asexuality is interesting to me because of just how much traditional ideas of gender are directly tied to traditional (i.e. compulsory and hetero) ideas of sexuality.
There’s a bunch of ways you could go with this theme, and here are some possible ideas to get your writerly thoughts going, grouped into two rough categories:
- Personal experiences of gender and asexuality
How has your asexuality (or demi or gray-sexuality) affected your feelings about your gender? Has your gender presentation ever caused problems for you related to your asexuality (e.g. unwanted attention or expectations of your behaviour)? Alternatively, does your gender identity have any impact on your feelings about your asexuality? Does your understanding of your gender inform your understanding of your asexuality, or vice versa?
- Attraction(s), gender, and asexuality
- For anyone in the community: does gender play a role in your experience of platonic and/or aesthetic attraction? How do gender norms impact your platonic relationships? Tell me about how that works!
- For romantic aces (and demis and gray-as): does gender play a role in your experience of romantic attraction? How, and why (or why not)? How do gender norms play out in your romantic relationships?
- For demis and gray-as who have experienced sexual attraction: does gender play a role for you in that? Where does gender come into play for attraction based on an emotional connection rather than physical traits?
Or maybe the topic of gender norms and asexuality has inspired you to think about something completely different and you want to write about that! I am excited to see what all of you have to say about this topic.
Posts can be submitted to me in various ways:
Or you can can post a link in the comments here if you want!
If you want to submit anonymously (or if you want to submit with credit but don’t want to host the post on your own blog/tumblr/whatever), send me an email, and I can put your post up here as a guest post!
I just posted the roundup for February http://sexyaussiekirkland.tumblr.com/post/140274580574/february-carnival-of-aces-roundup
Also this is a really great topic! I feel like I’ll be able to sit down and ramble about this for a while haha
Oh perfect! Thank you. I’ll add the link when I get home from work today!
Also definitely looking forward to what you have to say for this month :)
It’s finally done! It turns out I couldn’t just sit and write a piece, but I needed some time to let the topic culminate in my mind. Anyway, here’s my entry :) http://sexyaussiekirkland.tumblr.com/post/140913285614/do-gender-roles-serve-any-purpose-for-asexuals
Ooohh, good topic!
I know you’ve already seen the post, but for the sake of ceremony, I formally submit this to the Carnival of Aces:
Yay! Thank you so much!
I’d like to submit my first essay: http://darkmetineknight.tumblr.com/post/140612575503/agender-and-asexuality-chickens-and-eggs
I have a lot of other thoughts on other topics, which wouldn’t fit in that post (I’m wordy, I apologize) so I may submit other essays later in the month as other parts to the story. Thanks!
I’d like to submit this: http://aroacelennie.tumblr.com/post/140662618106/female-stereotypes-and-asexuality
Here’s my submission! :) https://quizzicalsloth.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/gender-and-asexuality/
I have a submission! Thanks! https://acubedblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/sexism-at-work-carnival-of-aces-march-2016/
This is a great topic! This is my submission: https://maralaurey.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/gender-or-why-im-glad-im-aroace/ (I’m afraid I probably went a little bit off-topic, but this is my biggest pet-peeve ever).
Oh, this is definitely relevant! Thank you!
Hmm, so I actually forgot what this month’s topic was, but ended up posting something yesterday that already kinda fits, so I guess you can include it! It’s here: http://prismaticentanglements.com/2016/03/21/the-healer-role/
I may end up writing a follow-up to that or something else related, too. We’ll see!
Haha! Thanks :)
I know you’ve seen it already, but here is my submission! :) https://luvtheheaven.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/by-nature-of-being-asexual-im-defying-gender-norms/
Thank you :)
Here is my submission :) http://aroacegin.tumblr.com/post/141785406573/march-2016-carnival-of-aces-gender-norms-and
Here is my entry! Enjoy :D
So glad I saw this before the end of the month– what an interesting topic! I’d like to submit: http://consultingamadman.co.vu/post/141850721838/on-gender-and-asexuality
At long last this is submittable! Here ya go:
Here is my submission:
Hi! Here is my submission: https://halfthoughts.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/what-are-you-a-question-of-mixed-race-gender-and-asexuality/
I have a submission!! Thanks for hosting c: