Elizabeth’s androgynous language supports her status as a virgin married to her kingdom — simultaneously both and neither woman and man, wife and husband.
When one assumes cisgender and heterosexual existence to be ‘normal,’ their actions and words based on this belief directly serve the agendas of European colonizers.
All this and more occurs in the very moment I negotiate with the culture and structure that defines my absence-identity – in sex.
Brian Fink, PhD examines asexual community participation and identifies the reasons why asexuals do or do not participate in communities, both online and offline.
Understand that an asexual movement must address the nuances of racialized sexuality before being able to argue for an identity-based asexuality.
For the asexual whose body is inherently sexualized, they may be deemed to be too inherently sexual to be asexual, directly conflicting with their ability to claim and have access to the identity of asexuality on a societal level.