Asexuality Erasure

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They Hear But They Don’t Listen “No one listen when I talk. They hear, but they don’t listen....” a quote from my favorite podcast, Night Vale. When listened with context, one could see that there are different meaning to it but it feels the most appropriate to tie in with the subject of the paper. The out of the norms in society was always known but it was not until June 26, 2015 that one aspect of it was talked about. Supreme Court ruled that same sex couple can marry nationwide (De Vogue, Diamond). This was a big step in gay rights in history whether the reception of it was positive or negative. The world of LGBTQ became more realized. The quote does not become reality until now when everything is out in the open and those hungry for social …show more content…
First example will be how from the acronym LGBTQIA, without a doubt the A will be confused as ally, whose definition is ”A person who does not identify as LGBTQIA, but supports the rights and safety of those who do”. This happens throughout life and then through GLAAD, a website to portray the hardships LGBTQIA go through but confuses their A for ally, contributing to the asexual erasure. The bisexuality erasure example is the Benedict Carey article from the New York Time website, talking about how bisexuals cannot be bisexuals when he had conducted a test where they see if bisexuals men are more aroused toward men, when he saw that they are, he threw away the word bisexuals into the garbage and proclaims that bisexuality does not exist. Through my studies in my Intro to Psychology class I have learned that homosexuality has a biological basis and is not total factor of social factors (Jane Payton 2011). So why can’t biasexuality or asexuality be it too? If as a homosexual, one was told that part of him or her is not real when there has been studies proving that it is a biological factor and not something he or her decided on random. That it was a ‘phase’ as many of them has been told, how humiliated would he or her feel. A bisexual or asexual would not feel any different, the same humiliation and shame would stay the same in their guts. Additionally media has been a big part of people’s lives for different reasons. Either …show more content…
Above all, youths all over the world are resulting with more unhappiness when they are faced against the harsh treatment to their sexuaities. Ignorance is one thing but looking at the other way intentionally is another thing entirely. In the hope that this paper will be enlightened to some, there are ways to help the erasures. To just listen well because just having a shoulder to lean on and an open mind can help many troubled bisexuals and asexuals. Spread the word about these sexualities and carefully corrects ignorants that once was you. In the end, all I see are examples of erasures and not many representation of these sexualities. Social justice will always yells out until you listen, until you understand. The matter of one’s health and erasing part of who them are not easy matter that should be brushed under the rug; it should shouted out more until it rings in everyone’s head. So that is why I believe that erasures exist and the consequences are not worth calling it a myth. That exposures of these sexualities are necessary so ignorance can be stopped and no hate crime can be excused by it. As Night Vale say “...Why pay attention to me… But I see them… I understand what is

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