Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week: Day 2
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Imo, if you want to understand aromanticism you need to understand amatonormativity.

Amatonormativity is a fairly new word, coined in 2012 by Elizabeth Brake in her book Minimizing Marriage
Amatonormativity is the assumption that a central, exclusive, amorous relationship is normal for humans, in that it is a universally shared goal, and that such a relationship is normative, in the sense that it should be aimed at in preference to other relationship types.

Basically amatonormativity is the idea that monogamous, committed, prioritized romantic relationships are good for everyone and something everyone wants.

Amatonormativity harms aros, polyamorous people, people who prioritize non-romantic relationships, single people and more. Imo, it even harms alloromantic (non-aromantic) monogamous people by limiting the ways they get to explore and build relationships.

πŸ“ Strawberry Thief πŸ“
(based on a print design by William Morris)

#art #MastoArt #illustration

Aromantic Awareness Week: Day 4
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Allosexual Aromantics

Allosexual aromantics (alloaros) are often forgotten members of the aromantic community so I wanted to highlight them this week.

In most contexts, allosexual is used to refer to people completely off the asexual spectrum. However, alloaro is a community and identity label that can be used by any aro that experiences some amount or type of sexual attraction, even if they are on the asexual spectrum. (Although not all asexual spectrum aros describe themselves as alloaro)
Alloaros can also be anywhere on the aromantic spectrum.


Walking a couple of km barefoot is one of my favourite grounding techniques. ☯️ Feeling much better now.


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Pickled red onions are delicious, and easy to make!

1. slice half a red onion up into half-rings
2. put them in a bowl /w boiling water for 10 mins; drain
3. put them in a jar
4. cover them with vinegar
5. add 2tsp sugar, 0.5tsp salt, and a couple of garlic cloves
6. let them sit overnight
7. refridgerate if possible

I can't seem to find a non-web-based open source zoom alternative! Jitsi is nice, but the desktop app doesn't seem to be maintained/developed(?) and web video stuff just doesn't work well enough on older machines or slow connections.

Trying to find this solarpunk zine I once read with a great article about repurposing shopping malls to be communal lo-tech housing.

Anyone know what I'm thinking of? >__<

Happy to introduce y'all to the potato sprout from the scrap potato I planted 6 whole months ago! πŸ₯”

Appreciation for those who build & maintain blocklists of harmful folx & their instances. πŸ’š

How is it there was an Evangelion-themed ad campaign by Schick razors and nobody told me?

Folx who have an adjustable desk that they like:

- What type/brand is it?
- Where did you buy it?

I really miss my HTC Legend phone[1]. It was super slow & laggy unfortunately, but the metal finish and hand-feel were sooo good.


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