Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Asexy in Seattle

Exciting- I'll be traveling to the Great Northlands for a few days. I'll be back on Monday. But until then, here's something to consider:
One thing the A community seems to agree on is our dislike of the phrase "just friends". It seems innocent enough, but insidiously fosters a belief that friends are somehow just not good enough. You don't need to be a scientist to know that the language we use influences the way we think. So, here's a nice piece of signage, created with my bombass MS Paint skillz. Feel free to print it out and post it prominently anywhere that relationships are discussed.

5 comments:

Mads said...

I never thought about that, but thats a really good point....saying just friends makes it sound like its not as good or under a relationship...however i cant think of a better way to say it...well i guess you could say you were friends, not dating...so nevermind...you are smart my sister!!!

Ily said...

Yep...that's why they pay me the "big bucks"...


...(and by big bucks I mean nothing)


;-)

Mads said...

haha ;-)
i just had one other question...like do you ever see yourself in a long term relationship with another asexual person?...like a intimate relationship emotionally but without the sexual part?....just wondering...

ara said...

what an incredibly deep, articulate, and succnict thought. With your permission I would like to make a t shirt out of your concept.

Ily said...

Thank you! I'm tickled that you want to use the design; please do! I'd love to see a picture of the shirt :-)