Hey, just wanted to mention that it looks like six years ago Fox news had a perfectly civil discussion on asexuality. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmXXgRvotGM) This “Red Eye” is something of a satire show that runs late at night.
Doesn’t make it any less offensive and terrible, especially because it shows on the Fox “News” website and with their logo. But something to mention.
Yeah, I’ve been informed it’s satire, but I’m glad you agree that it doesn’t excuse it. Satire isn’t some excuse you can hide behind. It was still really low and malicious and some people were triggered.
It especially doesn’t help since a majority of people haven’t even heard of asexuality and people tend to stick with their first impression of what they get of something that is foreign to them. And then they don’t even remember the context of how they heard it (source amnesia). It also doesn’t help that what they were saying is basically what people think anyway when they hear about it, so it can’t really be effective satire (if it truly is that, which, while it might have been a satire show, I’m of the opinion that that segment was too relentless and brutal) when most people would be inclined to agree with it at face value.
Quick note, the interview in this link isn’t perfect at all, of course, especially since they equate it to a lack of libido and doesn’t go into much detail at all really, but they are generally… decent. Respectful, at least.
Thank you very much for sharing this! Very much appreciated!
-Griff@9 months ago with 10 notes
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