Saturday, November 08, 2014

Ep 012: The Laws of Time Lord Attraction

On this episode of The Web of Queer, it’s time for Dark Water, and our discussion on asexuality, aromanticism, and how they relate to fandom and the Doctor.

For our Dark Water review, the conversation turns quickly to the Big Reveal. Then the next one, then the next! Post-it notes, keys and skeletons, oh my! With so much to digest in this episode, and so much to come, how did we sort through everything?

Doctor Who fandom has long labeled the Doctor asexual. Do we feel that this accurately reflects the Doctor? We discuss the impacts of the use and misuse of the terms asexual and aromantic in fandom, and why getting things right matters so much.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:00 Dark Water review
41:34 Asexuality, Aromanticism and The Doctor

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN): http://www.asexuality.org/home/
Asexuality, Explained in One Simple Comic: http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/10/5-myths-and-misconceptions-about-asexuality/
The Asexual Census: http://asexualcensus.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/preliminary-findings-from-the-2014-aven-community-census/
Nine Worlds Geekfest convention: https://nineworlds.co.uk/
Music clip: We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off by Jemaine Stewart
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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club




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