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I would love to show up at a local LGBTQ+WTF meeting, sit down next to some goofy young woman, and when asked what I identified as, reply "Asexual. Cool! Huh?" In fact, maybe I could bring a couple of friends.

I'm in my sixties, by the way, with gray streaked hair.

I would love to show up at a local LGBTQ+WTF meeting, sit down next to some goofy young woman, and when asked what I identified as, reply "Asexual. Cool! Huh?" In fact, maybe I could bring a couple of friends. I'm in my sixties, by the way, with gray streaked hair.

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Careful, it might be taken to validate it. People do rightly point out that some of this stuff seems more like a trend or a new thing, and of course people who identify as one of these things will say it always existed and be eager to point to others from prior generations.

Here's what I suggest: identify as two-spirit. That shouldn't sit right with the young woke crowd because of cultural appropriation.

[–] GenderHeretic 7 points Edited

It might work if she did it as part of a large enough group of older women to outnumber and take over the cool club. Especially if they used all the group's time to ask after each other's kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, etc. The cool kidz would leave and regroup elsewhere, ready to be taken over again, just like how they took over the gay/lesbian/bisexual groups in the first place.

I still don't get the issue people have if someone realises they're not attracted to either gender. I don't think I would go to alphabet soup places because I find them very much about sex, which, by definition, I'm not interested in. But I still wish someone had mentioned that not liking either gender was an option so I could have saved both my and other people's time.

I don't get it either. Ovarit is really anti asexual for some reason.

I mean, I have seen some weird sh*t on asexual reddit community, so I guess I cannot blame them. The whole pansexual and greysexual thing sounds totally compatible with regular people, so I don't get the distinction. If, say, bi people said they're gay while having straight relationships (and that would be all I've seen) I wouldn't "believe in" gay people either. I probably wouldn't go so far as to mock gay people, go up to them and say I'm gay too or make posts about it, but hey, each to their own.

[–] kephon 9 points Edited

Maybe make up a few lines about how menopause killed your sex drive (hopefully false) for extra street cred lol it's perfect

Oh, yeah, I would go on about how I didn't recognize my "real" self until my hysterectomy. My surgery allowed me to recognize I was really asexual! Yay!

And since I adjusted to a body without ovaries, uterus, and breasts (breast cancer), I'm here to explore the fact that I might be transgender. I mean...those parts are significant, so what does that say about me?

(Never mind that I mourned all those body parts for a long time. :( )

Do it! The most uncool thing is older people jumping on a trend!

Also, I struggled for a short while to figure out what +WFT stood for then LOL hard upon realising...... We should all use this version of the alphabet soup!! 😂😂😂👍

I just got up from a nap and misread your title as WWF and I just thought to myself, "Huh. I didn't realize GCs were so into pro wrestling performances."

Oh, I have decided I am officially "agender." Let's all get on the alphabet bus.

I spluttered my tea reading this. Please do that.

And I love the further explaining about how the menopause had such a big impact on your identity changing to asexual.

Not sure this will work as I have seen plenty of older 55+ people at the local TQ meetups!! It might work if it's all young ones though haha.

We would have to be extra obnoxious and absurd. Talk about our trauma, state that we change our pronouns weekly and our hateful bosses won't keep up, etc etc. That might work!

I'm in my 50s and I'd love to do this, too!! ID as asexual, say I always was, I don't know how I managed to have kids, go one and one about my pain and suffering and how brave I've been my entire life. By the time I'm finished, they might all be headed to the doors!! LOL!!