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I have stuff that needs doing, but it can wait til a bit later in the week. Right now I think I'm just going to continue vegging out and resting. Not sure when I last watched so much tv (or the internet equivalent). :) Am all caught up on current seasons of Sleepy Hollow, and Agents of SHIELD. Or at least as caught up as one can be without having a cable provider account. I am still kind of mad about the fact that I have to have a cable provider to access the most recent episode of a broadcast television series. Although once I go back to work I'll end up a week or two behind anyway. So it'll all come out in the wash. :)

Also caught up on Forever a new crime procedural with a supernatural twist (guy who cannot die) which I got hooked on while staying with my Dad. Not sure what I might watch today. Got a ton of things in both my Netflix and Amazon Prime queues, so there is no shortage of things to watch.

Also, Hawkeye: L.A. woman, aka Kate Bishop and Lucky the dog have adventures in L.A., was phenomenal. The only problem was that I finished it and wanted Vol. 4 of the series immediately. I haven't been so tempted to resubscribe to an ongoing monthly comic series in years. I may have to play with reading digital comics on the iPad I inherited, because I will not start collecting paper copies again. They are way to much of a pain to store.

Tomorrow I shall have to think about starting in on my errands, including going over to get blood drawn as it's been a while since I had my thyroid, iron levels, and other metabolic work-ups done. Don't really want to even think about blood draws today, so distractions and rest it is.

In cool news, I will be speaking on a student panel on Asexuality (via video chat) at Vermont Law School for Asexual Awareness Week. That will be at 6:30 tomorrow evening, so hopefully I will have found some spoons by then. :)
alee_grrl: White swan silhouette over stylized rainbow heart with Love Justice, Love Equality beneath (pride)
As many of you know I am doing an internship for my final semester. Said internship is quite a distance away from my school, so my participation in school groups is pretty much at a minimum. This is a big change because I was the secretary of the Vermont Law School Alliance (our QUILTBAG group) for two years and very active in the group as a whole since I started law school. Last year I came out as ace to the group and we discussed doing an event on asexual awareness but it never quite got off the group. Well one of the group members has continued my efforts and they will be doing an event for asexual awareness week, which is apparently Oct. 20-26 this year.

They have asked to be able to share my paper at the table they will be running during the week. They are also working on being able to do a showing of the film (A)Sexual, and maybe a presentation or panel discussion. I may be able to participate via Skype or Google Hangout. So I'm super thrilled.

I've made what I hope are the final edits to my paper (adding a cite and fixing a couple of typos), and am trying to come up with a cover (because first impressions matter and the wall of text that is a table of contents is visually daunting). I will be posting the paper in its entirety online on or before October 20th in celebration of Asexual Awareness Week. I just have to figure out where (and design a cover).

Anyone have any suggestions for a place to publish it? I'm thinking about Scribd, simply because it is a large repository and would be available to anyone who wished to view it. I suppose I could also clean up my wordpress site and post it there. I am open to suggestions.

I also welcome cheerleading, because let me tell you the idea of putting this out on the internet is kind of terrifying.
alee_grrl: White swan silhouette over stylized rainbow heart with Love Justice, Love Equality beneath (pride)
So I'm slowly adapting to my new situation and settling in. Am absolutely wiped most nights and wasn't be as careful with my diet last week, which I paid for this past weekend. But managed to get some sleep and felt a bit better today.

Anyway, to the point of the post! A friend shared this with me on Facebook. Huffington Post posted the first in a six article series on asexuality today. The main page for the series can be found here.

I really need to work on getting my paper on this topic published.
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I get to write a 20 page paper on asexuality this semester. I'm going to do a broad overview of the topic for the introduction, look at the issues of cultural discrimination and examine how that discrimination might play out in legal settings. I was particularly interested in addressing on of my classmates comments that basically said zie doubted that asexuals face the same sort of legal discrimination that other folks in the queer community do.

We're going to be allowed to use a wide variety of sources including websites and blogs. So if you have materials on this topic that you think might be helpful or interesting please feel free to mention them in the comments. I have some already (like AVEN) but am certainly on the lookout for more. I'd also love to bounce title ideas off folks.
alee_grrl: Eddie Izzard pointing at his head.  Text: In my Mind. (eddie izzard)
So I came across this today. Apparently Lana Wachowski, one of the directors of The Matrix series, V for Vendetta, and Cloud Atlas, has come out as transgender. On October 20th she was awarded the Visibility Award by the Human Rights Campaign and gave this amazing, wonderful and inspiring speech. A full transcript of the speech is also available.

An additional note: I totally love her gorgeous pink and purple hair style. Wish I could get away with that in the legal world. :D
alee_grrl: Abby Scuito from NCIS (abby)
I thought I would share three things that made me smile today:

If you haven't been introduced to the Memos from Fury tumblr, I am deeply sorry. Especially if you are a Marvel comics or Marvel movieverse fan. Cause these are seriously laugh out loud funny. I would apologize for the time you are about to loose, but it is totally worth it for the laugh it will bring to your day.

Ellen once again proves that she is awesome with this hilarious response to the completely unnecessary and ridiculous Bic for Her For added sarcasm and snark read the Amazon reviews. I wouldn't advise reading all of them unless you have a lot of free time. But at least skim through some, cause they are very entertaining.

Finally I was absolutely delighted by this video which was shared as a link on Facebook. The video presents an honest and open discussion about how very complicated human sexuality is. It is a short video but is a great introduction to the topic which discusses, among other things, the differences between biological sex and gender identity (and the fact that biological sex is not as binary as we like to think it is); the non-binary nature of gender; and the differences between sexual attraction, romantic attraction, and sexual behavior.
alee_grrl: Image of Marvel character Deadpool with text, "Shh, my common sense is tingling." (common sense)
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alee_grrl: White swan silhouette over stylized rainbow heart with Love Justice, Love Equality beneath (pride)
Today, at least in the U.S., is National Coming Out Day. While the focus is generally on promoting acceptance and equal rights for those in the QUILTBAG spectrums, National Coming Out Day is a great day to celebrate the diverse aspects of our identity.

If I had to put some of the aspects of my own identity into words I would say that I am a cis-gendered female, predominately homoromantic, asexual pagan geek.
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If you need a safe place to talk about some aspect of your identity, feel free to use this post as that space.
alee_grrl: A kitty peeking out from between a stack of books and a cup of coffee. (Default)
[personal profile] verbs_not_nouns posted a very interesting and useful (to me at least) post on asexuality.

The concept of sexual desire as a parallel spectrum to sexual orientation is a newer one for me. Warning: Somewhat frank discussion of sexual desire (and lack thereof), includes mentions of health issues and past trauma. )

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