Many times during the day, usually in the morning, Wizbang gets tips and information sent through the site’s e-mail service.
Most consist of links to articles written by others, or brief descriptions of what may be covered on such and such a blog that day, usually just trying to get traffic directed to wherever they’re at.
As a courtesy to our writers, Kevin has them forwarded to our e-mail accounts. Some will catch my eye, and I’ll look at them a little further. Usually, not to sound callous about it, I delete the vast majority of them, since most are just attempts to bait you into visiting another blog.
Recently, almost on a daily basis, one such blog has been forwarding stories and links to us, that are a bit, well, out of place here.
It is called “Queers United.”
(I refuse to link it, so if you are interested, by all means Google.)
I just shake my head, delete it, and forget about it.
Yesterday, however, I visited the website due to a description of a group of sexual misfits of which, until now, I did not know existed. (More on that in a second.)
First, I figured I would see what the mission statement of “QU” entails, and it reads as follows:
Queers United is the blog uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, & Asexual communities (Ya got all that?) in an effort of education and activism on issues of importance to sexual/gender minorities.
We believe in the vision and greatness of former civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King J.R., Mahatma Gandhi, and those who seek to topple oppression through activism and non-violence.
The blog will seek to put out action alerts to hold those who have a homophobic, transphobic, or deal unfairly with the LGBTQAI community responsible for their unfair and discriminatory actions.
It is our belief that through a united voice of all sexual/gender minorities that we can be a powerful force to lobby with and to bring equality to all!
So, this group, with its seven letter acronym, represents seven separate but equally disparate groups, all of which have some sort of, let’s face it, base abnormal sexual lifestyle. And, from their statement, they consider you “homophobic” if you don’t agree with said lifestyles.
Before automatically deleting the daily e-mail update, I read further the small summary of what the broader topic-de-jour was about.
Ah, hells bells, here it is for you:
Asexual activists are setting their sights on creating the first ever asexual pride flag to create visibility for their community. Asexuals are a minority (estimated at 1% of the population) who have little or no sexual drive and while they aren’t actively discriminated against like the broader LGBT community they do face similar struggles of misunderstanding and difficulty coming out and living accepted lives.
“Asexual” activists? (Doesn’t sound like there’s much activity going on.)
By their own admission, “Queers United” find that people who have no desire to engage in sexual relations, have not been “discriminated” against, and do not much fit within the LGBT “community.” A tad bizarre in itself.
But they are oppressed, dammit!
If a person finds they have no desire to have sex, then just don’t have it. Why exactly would you allow yourself to be co-opted into a “queer” group. Nowhere in the explanation did it say you have to be gay to be “asexual.” If you feel that you were born this way, having a flag and joining gay groups to validate your lifestyle is pretty pathetic.
Anyway, a link from the website directs you to a support group called AVEN, or “Asexual Visibility and Education Network.” (Again, Google if you like.)
One of the first statements you encounter is a brief definition of what it supposedly means to these people to be asexual:
Asexual: A person who does not experience sexual attraction.
Further more, they do not engage in sexual behavior with others, regardless of gender, color, religion, or nationality.
Used to be that someone like that would be called a “prude” or “frigid.” Or maybe their own attitude toward life and other people was so miserable that, well, nobody liked them.
Maybe they just couldn’t get laid.
They delve into further detail about what constitutes being “asexual.” They have their own little forum for discussion among others of like kind. They even have a store where you can buy shirts that contain such witty slogans like “No sex, please!” and “Asexuality: It’s not just for amoebas any more.”
I left the site when I stumbled across a forum entry which contained a discussion on the validity of bestiality being defined as an acceptable sexual orientation.
Yup. Normal people. Just like everyone else.
So, for all of those out there who don’t, can’t, or won’t have sex: FEAR NOT!
You are not alone.
I’m sure the Democratic party will somehow include you in their platform.
And now, you can proudly plant your flag to prove it.