“Asexuality” labels devalue sexual abuse and dissuade young women from getting help
This is an issue I’ve seen time and time again. Women who are sexually abused or grew up in heavily religious backgrounds (where womanhood in all aspects except giving birth is shamed) will simply labels themselves “asexual”, ignoring the need to potentially get help.
It’s just another gender label to stop women from embracing sexuality. There are of course men who call themselves asexual, but it seems that 90 percent of the time it’s women. Especially young impressionable women in their teens or 20s. Sex is incredibly intimidating and can have major affects on female anatomy, but rather than get real help or real advice their told simply that it’s normal to be repulsed by sex.
I by no means have an issue if you’re a grown adult who can confidently say they aren’t interested in sex, but pushing young women into “asexuality” instead of teaching them it’s okay to be free sexual beings and how to deal with sex, or that it’s okay to have trauma and to get help is a rhetoric I can’t stand behind. No matter how bigoted it makes me look.