This is an open-ended panel discussion with asexual and/or aromantic spectrum individuals who will discuss their personal experiences and how they intersect with their atheism/secularism. We’ll explore issues facing aces and aros today, including the question of how to move beyond just awareness, and what it means to be have an identity that is commonly defined by a negative.
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT, Saturday April 14
To submit a question for the Q&A of this panel, please leave a comment below. Questions that are actually questions will receive priority.
Siggy blogs at A Trivial Knot on FTB, and The Asexual Agenda.
Stephanie Zvan is one of the hosts for the Minnesota Atheists' radio show and podcast, Atheists Talk. She serves on the board of Secular Woman. She speaks on science and skepticism in a number of venues, including science fiction and fantasy conventions.
Stephanie has been called a science blogger and a sex blogger, but if it means she has to choose just one thing to be or blog about, she's decided she's never going to grow up. In addition to science and sex and the science of sex, you'll find quite a bit of politics here, some economics, a regular short fiction feature, and the occasional bit of concentrated weird.
Oh, and arguments. She sometimes indulges in those as well. But I'm sure everything will be just fine. Nothing to worry about. Nothing at all.
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Q&A is open for this panel, please add comments here if you have any questions for the participants! *
*(Assuming they can get to them by the end of the discussion.)
How have attitudes towards ACE/ARO changed? Is there a difference in attitudes from the atheist community versus other communities?
Hi folks! Thanks for a great panel.
I’m listening to Siggy talking about his history as an atheist, and looking forward to hearing how that intersects with being ace for other people.
Here’s my question: people who don’t accept ace people are marginalised sometimes suggest there’s no religious hostility toward us. How does that compare with people’s experience here?
One way for atheists to make more room for aro/ace people: there’s already a big overlap of atheism and polyamory. Make space to include us in those discussions of alternative relationship styles.
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