Where Are the Fictional Characters for Heteroromantic Asexual Males and Homoromantic Asexual Females?
- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Thursday, 09 February 2012 10:27
- Written by Lara Landis
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Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Sheldon Cooper and possibly Dexter have one thing in common. These characters are all perceived to Asexual. An astute observer may notice that they are also male. Heteromantic Asexual females and Homoromantic Asexual males may not see a problem with this, but there seems to be a huge oversight in all of this. Where are the fictional Asexual females for Heteroromantic Asexual men and Homoromantic Asexual women to cuddle lust after?
ABC Family's Huge did have one female character who identified as Asexual, but the show only lasted for a season and did not achieve a wide circulation. Where are the Asexual women that can occupy the minds of Asexual fan fiction authors all across the Internet? This question becomes more important with Valentine's Day only a few days a way. A fictional character may not be able to return the cudde lust Romantic Asexuals throw upon them, but there is a vast discrepancy between the representation of Asexual men and Asexual women on television.
Paula Poundstone and Jeanane Garofalo are perhaps the most notable female Asexual celebrities, but they do not seem to get the same attention as the actors who play the Doctor or the current actor who plays Sherlock. (Although to be fair, the author has it on good authority that many people do not find Jim Parsons to be 'hot.' The author is not sure what hot in this context means, but she is sure people who use the word in this context are not referring to the temperature).
The disparity between Asexual men and women is due to the media finding Asexual men more interesting. It does not represent the reality. Boegart's one percent number is more recent, but Kinsey's numbers showed that more women than men fell into a category he called nonsexual.
The Aromantics do not need to suffer any despair over this. Cheap Chocolate Day will be held whether or not the media addresses its current representation of Asexuals.