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- Published on Monday, 04 June 2012 19:34
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The invention of new words is vital to the Asexual community. It helps people convey new concepts, but some of these concepts are more useful than others. When people opposed to the idea of Asexuality pick something to criticize, they pick on new words. Let us be clear; some of this criticism is valid, but most of the criticism is not.
A group just coming to the limelight will find terms used to express concepts within that community. Cisgender, for example, is a term not widely used outside of Transgender communities, but it is an incredibly useful concept. Aromantic, Heteroromoantic, Homoromantic and Biromantic are extremely useful to separate romantic orientation from sexual orientation. These concepts are still inextricably linked in the minds of most people. After these terms, Aces started using terms that are somewhat less useful. Squish falls into the category.
Now, somewhere far after the word squish was developed is where the brigade of Fark.com readers can legitimately start to describe Asexuals as special snowflakes. Anyone who does not read Fark.com may wonder exactly what special snowflake means, but like squish, it is a term that does not have meaning outside of a limited context.
Asexuals should not shy off from using new words. As with any contributions to language, the terms that are most useful will remain. The terms that are not useful will disappear as so many other types of slang. Aces already know how groovy they are.