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There is a distinct lack of asexual representation in all forms of media. It’s something that is just not talked about enough, or even understood. There is still the misconception that if you don’t feel sexual attraction, you’re either lying to yourself, or there's something wrong with you. There needs to be more representation of asexuality in media, whether through ensemble characters, or the main cast. My poster will recount my personal experience, where I've heard “I'm sure you’ll change your mind once you’re 18” and “You just haven’t met the right person, at least try it." My poster will discuss asexuality stereotypes, such as we cannot love or are broken. Sources will include characters who are asexual; Saiki K and Futaba Kiryu from Dousei Sensei Wa Renai Ga Wakaranai, Todd from Bojack Horseman, Loveless by Alice Oseman, House M.D.
R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford
Primary Advisor's Department
Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"The Rejection of Rejecting Sex: Needed Representation of Asexuality in Media" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2649.