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Singer comes out as aromantic!!!!

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The album is called Aromanticism. Nice :)

 

He sounds like an intersting person too. Quoting from the interview you linked:

 

I think that romance is very obviously a political tool, and a capitalist device. I’ve even thought recently, it’s quite good for the economy: the amount people spend on weddings and gifts. Also, [romance] just can’t be separated from a patriarchal structure — like the idea that in a homosexual couple, one person is the masculine, and the other is the feminine. Ultimately we keep going back to those two figures on the wedding cake as the archetype, even for alternative relationships.

 

Amen to that. And I suppose if/when those same hereto-romantic couples start having kids, it's even more of a capitalist economic bonanza xD

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19 hours ago, Ace of Amethysts said:

This is random, but I love your sidebar

THANKS :D I give hugs in exchange for compliments *squeeze*

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On 10/5/2017 at 8:07 AM, Ace of Amethysts said:

but more aro representation is always welcome. :D

Yes, I don't even know the artist, i nearly cried reading "[important person] comes out as aromantic"

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I prefer Alchemy, Plastic, and Worth It. I have no Idea what Everlasting Sigh is about, but it sounds good. 

 

On the other hand, Worth It has a weird sound editing thing that I tolerate because the lyrics are great. It's my favorite one.

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Aromanticism is not a record of overt political statements, but it is similarly impossible to separate it from its creator’s identity and perspective. Nothing is apolitical; not even who we fall in love with, or don’t.

 

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I think that romance is very obviously a political tool, and a capitalist device. I’ve even thought recently, it’s quite good for the economy: the amount people spend on weddings and gifts. Also, [romance] just can’t be separated from a patriarchal structure — like the idea that in a homosexual couple, one person is the masculine, and the other is the feminine. Ultimately we keep going back to those two figures on the wedding cake as the archetype, even for alternative relationships.

 

My thoughts exactly. More or less. :P

 

Hopefully this'll greatly help get the word out there and get people thinking and realising. Romance might not help the world, but knowledge may.

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Reading people's annotations of Sumney's lyrics on Genius is so frustrating... So many allos missing the point. 9_9

Oh well, at least we'll always know the truth.

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