- Category: Cake Recipes
- Published on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:39
- Written by Lara Landis
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Asexuals recruit young Gays and Lesbians who are looking for ways to avoid internalized homophobia. The charge itself seems to be ridiculous. The statement might have been made by extreme social conservatives. This extreme rhetoric has appeared less often in recent years.
Such accusations came out after the Trevor project announced that it would include Asexuality into its training materials. People who made these accusations may have confused people who identify as Asexual with a political Antisexual movement. The political movement exists entirely in other countries, but Americans are unlikely to have heard of the Antisexual movement.
Proponents of this particular idea did not see the irony in the accusation. It is another example of internal politics and some of the tension that exists between Aces and certain segments of the LGBT movement.
AVEN founder David Jay provided an answer to this charge several years ago during a United States media blitz. He told several hosts that people who come onto AVEN are encouraged to explore their sexuality, especially if they are not sure.
Regular AVEN users know that this is the tone of the forum. Even people who visit the forum after their questions are answered know that there are times when regular AVEN forum users encourage other people to question and explore their sexuality, particularly if they are not yet sure where they fall on the spectrum.
Asexual Recruiters, if such people did exist, would not look for teens dealing with internalized homophobia. They are looking for bakers who are capable of making delicious Doctor Who and Sherlock themed cakes.
(Note: Homophobia is a word that is just as problematic as Asexophobia, especially since the problem the people are trying to describe is self-hatred).