My name is Christopher Andrew, but I mostly go by Chris. I'm a transguy. I'm a fan of pretty people, good television, and intelligence. I reblog stuff.
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No, because you go to school to be a doctor, you spend years becoming one, then afterwards, you have a diploma to prove it. A teenager on tumblr who’s barely entering puberty who decides that they’re asexual (which means they do not have the basic instinctual urge to reproduce, which literally every animal does) is a lot less credible in their self-diagnosis.
calling asexuality a disorder
Well it’s certainly not normal. But someone pointed out earlier that “disorder” usually implies “distress”, and asexuality isn’t guaranteed to cause distress. So perhaps disorder is the wrong word.
have you considered that using words like “not normal” and “disorder” to refer to someone’s sexuality is super harmful to their feelings and self confidence? you’re saying that the way they feel and the label that makes them feel comfortable is “not correct”. is your definition of someone else’s sexuality and your desire to scienfically classify it/explain it really more important than their comfort? i don’t know if you’ve personally felt it, but the feeling that your identity is “wrong” or that you need to “justify” your identity to someone else is just… its kind of an indescribable awful. please, take a minute to consider what you’re saying and how it effects people reading it. ask yourself: what is really important in this discussion?
Ah yes. The classic Tumblr refrain. Feels before reals.
I understand what you’re saying. But here’s the thing; if someone comes into my inbox, and starts a conversation about my opinions of asexuality, or any other orientation, I’m going to give my honest opinion. You don’t have to like it, and maybe it hurts your feelings, but just like you’re allowed to identify as whatever you want, I’m allowed to have whatever opinion I want about it. It’d be different if I had come into your inbox and started harassing you about your orientation, but this all started because someone came into my inbox and started harassing me.
> insisting that peoples opinions exist in a vacuum and have no effect on the world around them, that it isn’t incredibly hurtful to be told your sexuality is unnatural or wrong
>acting like I’m not allowed to voice my own opinions on my own fucking blog
>acting like everyone on a public website has to cater to you