Homage to Revolutionary Girl Utena, one of the most beautiful and life-changing animated series of all time. It was a huge influence on me when I was a teen and needed it most, and I love sharing it with so many others. Rose and lavender, the best combination ^^ Nice to have a happy moment for these two, right? You can get prints here and my dear Lucy in Bookland has an Utena tea available on Adagio you can get here! So delicious!
In the opening scenes of the documentary, director Angela Tucker asks people to tell her what asexuality means to them. “I think… moss is asexual?” one woman ponders, while another talks about tadpoles.
Listen to asexual people talk about everyday life and you realise they face social minefields that don’t affect people of other sexualities. “Living in a world that holds the romantic and the sexual as the highest ideals possible is difficult,” says Bryony, a 20-year-old biology student from Manchester. “The most pervasive effect on my life at the moment, as a student, is how many conversations revolve around sex and the sexual attractiveness of certain people that I just don’t really want to join in with.”
Jay tells me over the phone from his home in San Francisco that he thinks what the community often refers to as the “asexuality movement” is now in its third phase. Roughly speaking, the first phase began in the early 2000s, which isn’t to suggest that asexuality didn’t exist before – simply that it didn’t have a coherent public identity. It was about identifying exactly what asexuality was: not the suppression of sexual desire, which is celibacy, but the absence of it. The internet facilitated asexuality’s going overground; whereas it used to be associated with amoebas and plants, the turn of this century saw Yahoo forums opening up around the first people who, anonymously and tentatively, said: “I just don’t get what all the fuss about sex is.”
YOU GUYS. I can’t handle this. Look at what I found at the bookstore. I don’t know shit about book collecting, but I know that this is my favorite book and this is a freaking early copy and it’s beautiful and I love it.
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