Video: How to Review Acespec Fiction (If You're Not Acespec)

By popular Twitter request: How to Review Acespec Fiction (If You're Not Acespec) With several well-received tradpub releases featuring asexual and/or aromantic characters, one of the issues with reviewing books starring these characters is amplified as well: namely allosexual reviewers inadvertently trying to gatekeep who can and cannot call themselves asexual based on an often wrong understanding of what this marginalisation means. This video focuses specifically on how this looks with regards to asexuality, but the general points are applicable to other marginalisations as well.

In this video I cover some of the pitfalls of reviewing as someone of a particular marginalisation, how these review issues affect asexual readers and authors, how these reviews accidentally perpetuate gatekeeping, and what you, as a reviewer, can do about it. If you have more ideas on what people can do to make their reviews more inclusive, leave a note in the comments!

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