I think you guys might be going a little bit overboard on the labels here.
- Just because something is a neologism doesn't mean it is invalid. And yes, it reads like a Pokedex, because it is a taxonomy, much like a Pokedex. Asarelah (talk) 02:45, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Unsure how to Wiki
Hi! Sorry for being a WikiRabbit, but I've written up a brief essay on asexuality, in particular what it's like to be one in modern culture, and I'm not sure about the protocols (or methods, even!) of putting that on here. I've seen a bunch of other essays on RationalWiki. Are they special/distinct from articles? If so, how would I go about creating one?
Denial and vicious words
Yeah, that shit exists. Arguments I had to deal with yesterday included "It doesn't exist/it's impossible"; "You're lying"; "If you think it's normal then it people born with paralysis should be considered healthy"; "If you think it's normal then people should think it's normal that I like to crap in my truck and smell it"; "I use this label to excuse my virginity"; "You're missing out and denying yourself enjoyment"; "Pathetic"; "Soyboy"; "Virgins"; "It's not natural"; "There's no research, it's just some pseudo label to give virgins the want to be treated 'normally'.
Some twatknuckle said this over GameFAQs and didn't even get banned over it. It doesn't matter if this is a troll or not, this sounds awfully like anti-gay bigotry. We need to outline common words about bigotry in this article. You also see it documented in several places, tumblr and memes sure, but this asspickler spouts all the bigot talking points both the ignorant and bigots use toward asexuality. Just saying, if people like him exist, there's probably more, as again, he sounds just like what's documented here.
I'm saying this also because we had a section on it earlier, but it was removed for being unsourced. The thread I was in was deleted but you have to take my word for it, and check some links.
- @LeftyGreenMario: Yeah, acephobia exist. Although it's not as known as transphobia and homophobia because aces aren't as mainstream. Most people know that gay people exist and maybe bisexual people (some people think that bisexual people can't decide on a gender). Anything else (e.g. polysexual, pansexual, and asexual) the general public is unaware of. So yeah, good luck finding any sources on acephobia on mainsteam websites. I say you go through twitter and search the hashtag "acephobia" and "asexual". I saw a tweet saying aces are incels.—(((CheeseburgerFace))) (talk • stalk) 22:35, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
- I'm just leery on tumblr and that stuff but I think documenting the tropes should be helpful. There has been research into it, though it's relatively new and not thorough at all. Crossing my fingers in the future that these sort of comments are going to be widely viewed as unacceptable and "LGBTIA+" gets wider acceptance and not incredulous "why not the entire alphabet soup". --It's-a me, 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 22:51, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
This entire article and concept of “asexuality” is nothing more than discredited junk science. There is voluntary celibacy, and then there is a lack of sexual interest stemming from either a hormonal imbalance or repressed sexual repulsion based on childhood abuse. No real biologist supports this made-up “orientation” which probably only exists to bolster the clout of the LGBwhatever alphabet soup that exists nowadays, and most in the field of psychology who are being honest with themselves would concur. I’m not sure why we should be glorifying what is either a medical ailment or a psychological disease. Humans have an innate need to reproduce and continue the species. Anything that goes against this is either a voluntary choice, a medical ailment, or a mental illness. A Roman Catholic priest, a severely intellectually disabled man, and a man with dangerously low testosterone are the types of people not seeking sexual liaisons for different reasons, and none of them constitute what the SJW crowd calls “asexuality.” --Scott Hayward (talk) 01:40, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Mr. Bojangles @LeftyGreenMario On a slight side note have either of you noticed an interesting overlap between proponents of "Acephobia" (is that actually proper Latin?) and proponents of the Manosphereian worldview? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 03:05, 21 August 2018 (UTC)