To the editor
I am writing in regards to a concern with the Outspoken section of the issue of the Meliorist for the week of Thursday, March 22. The given definition of an asexual is “someone who is experiences romantic or sexual desire exclusively for themselves”. Lack of grammar and editing aside, this definition is incredibly inaccurate, and I am concerned about its circulation throughout the university in the Meliorist. I am disappointed in the lack of research that went into writing this section of the article.I wanted to notify you that the correct definition of an asexual is “someone who does not experience sexual attraction to any gender”. Romantic attraction does not enter into the definition since some asexuals are romantic and desire romantic partners and some are aromantic and do not experience romantic attraction to any gender. People who experience sexual attraction towards themselves are called autosexuals.The asexual community has been striving very hard to be recognized and accepted so I think it’s important that this be corrected for the next issue.If anyone would like more information, the website asexuality.org, otherwise known as Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), is a very helpful resource.