the term ‘queer’ always sort of eluded me because like
in some cases like mine it’s very easy to be like ‘ah yes queer is definitely what is happening here’
but like, does queer only apply to sexuality? but then many trans* people also identify as queer and being trans* is not a sexuality is it??? like?? so where does that leave asexual people who may have a romantic orientation but not a sexual one? and like ele just brought up people who present as another gender but don’t necessarily identify with it and aren’t necessarily into the same sex (like crossdressing i suppose)?
“queer” applies to those who are oppressed due to not being straight or not being cis.
“straight” doesn’t just mean “heterosexual” it also means hetero-romantic since the two are essentially the same. homosexuals as well as homoromantic asexuals face essentially the same oppression.
and lite already has informed me that straight aces are not queer but i’m still sort of confused why that is??
because straight, cis aces don’t face any oppression. asexuality itself isn’t oppressed.
Asexuality isn’t oppressed the same way queer individuals are but they are misunderstood, marginalized, and told they don’t exist.
I don’t know, when asexuals are being told they just need a good lay and they’ll get over it, I think they need some consideration.