13-02-2017 10:07 PM
I suppose intimacy can be both physical, emotional and verbal.
Speaking of intimacy and other kinds of other attractions, Do you think that Valentine's Day is unfair to those who love in different ways? For example asexuals and aromatics?
13-02-2017 10:07 PM
Well it's past 10pm which means the end of the GR session, but it doesn't mean it's the end of conversation Please do keep answering our last question or just contribute to the discussion!
Goodnight everyone !!
13-02-2017 10:10 PM
Just to answer my own question (because I've literally been waiting the entire night for this ) as an asexual and aromatic, as it happens, I find it very irritating how focused everyone is on love and boy/girl/whatevs-friends and needing to have them because it's just, no? I don't want or feel that? So it is a bit unfair in the way the focus is primarily on the things that I don't feel. Of course, I have friendships and that but valentine's day doesn't really have a focus on that (unless it does and I don't know... because I don't ) but what everyone has discussed, especially with the improving v-day question, it looks like the holiday can be improved for the better
AND now, good night!
14-02-2017 04:34 PM
Do you think that Valentine's Day is unfair to those who love in different ways? For example asexuals and aromatics?
To belatedly answer your question @N1ghtW1ng, I do think that Valentine's day is super unfair for aces and aros, and kind of to a lesser extent the LGBT+ community as a whole. It seems to be very focused on traditional het relationships and gender roles, but I think this'll change over time
14-02-2017 05:45 PM
@roseisnotaplant what do you reckon an inclusive Valentine day might look like?
15-02-2017 09:55 PM
Hmm @Ben-RO. I think...
- Less of a focus on romantic love and more of a focus on things like friendship
- I see a lot of like 'him and her' stuff, so like altering that to be inclusive of like all sorts of people and relationships
- Removing stereotypes (like gender stereotypes and the expectations that come with them etc)
- Probably some other things, it's the end of a long day and I can't really think
I'm not sure how we get there though.
10-04-2017 07:05 AM