Because people voted for a unanimous "Yes, do a video on ace history", here we go: some rambly thoughts on asexuality and aromanticism throughout history and why we need more research into it. (And yes I am still grumpy that people want to insist that it does not exist at all.) And because this is a Twitter poll video, it's available to everyone! Whoo!
Here's the description:
I'm back! With more slides! This time, though, I'm covering a rough overview of asexuality and aromanticism in history. It traces back further than you probably assume.
Relevant papers that I strongly recommend checking out are:
- Radical Identity Politics: Asexuality and Contemporary Articulations of Identity by Erica Chu
- Asexualities and Disabilities in Constructing Sexual Normalcy by Eunjung Kim
- Asexual Resonances: Tracing a Queerly Asexual Archive by Ela Przybylo and Danielle Cooper
- How is asexuality different from hypoactive sexual desire disorder? by Andrew Hinderliter
- Sex as a normalising technology: early-twentieth-century public sex education campaigns by Elizabeth Stephens
-The average and the normal in nineteenth-century French medical discourse by Peter Cryle
- From pre-normal to abnormal: the emergence of a concept in late eighteenth-century France by Caroline Warman
Asexual and Autoerotic Women: Two Invisible Groups by Myra T. Johnson
Most of these can be found in either Asexuality and Sexual Normativity (ed. Mark Carrigan, Kristina Gupta and Todd G. Morrison) or Asexualities: Queer and Feminist Perspectives (ed. Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks)