Carnival of Aces Reminder

Hey folks! We’re about half way through the month of December and so far I only have one submission for the Carnival of Aces this month.

“A blogging carnival is an event in which various people blog around a single topic.  At the end of the carnival, a host blog collects all the links.  It’s a way of encouraging a variety of different voices, and a way to bring attention to blogs that would otherwise go under the radar.
A Carnival of Aces is a monthly blogging carnival centered on asexual and the asexual spectrum (gray-As, demisexuals, etc.).  Anyone can participate, but responses should deal with asexuality or the asexual spectrum, and they should relate to the month’s theme (which is announced each month by the host).  Responses should postdate the call for submissions.  Alternate forms of media besides blogs are also welcome as long as they deal with the prompt.”

This month’s topic is “Asexuality and Privacy” which is a topic near and dear to my heart. If you need help with some ideas or aren’t really sure what privacy means to you here are some videos you can watch about why privacy is a serious and sometimes scary topic:

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: “The Russians aren’t the only ones watching you.”
TedTalk: Christopher Soghoian “Government surveillance — this is just the beginning”
TedTalk: Glenn Greenwald “Why privacy matters”
TedTalk: Andy Yen “Think your email’s private? Think again”

Feel free to watch one of the videos and just send me your thoughts on that or see the original Call for Submissions for ideas. It doesn’t have to be long, it doesn’t have to be written. Art, videos, poetry, are all acceptiable for submissions as long as they are relivant to the the topic. A lot of the privacy-topic videos I see mention how privacy is important to LGBT+ and minority groups, but nobody mentions asexuals specifically so I wanted to hear from you all and what you think.

Please have your submission in by December 31st for the link round up. You can leave a link in the comments below, submit via tumblr to http://a-cubedblog.tumblr.com/, or send me an email to lettredemarque(at)outlook(dot)com. If you sent something to the email and did not get a “thank you” reply, let me know. It means I probably didn’t get the message and I will try to find the lost email.

Good luck everyone!

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Calling for Submissions: Carnival of Aces December 2016 “Asexuality and Privacy”

This is a call for submissions for the Carnival of Aces for the month of December, 2016: The topic I’ve selected this month is “Asexuality and Privacy”. (Last month’s Carnival was hosted by It’s An Ace Thing on the Topic of Relationship Anarchy. Click the link to see the Carnival Round up.)

Privacy is defined as: “the state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people”. Possible post topics for this prompt might include:

As an asexual, what is your general view on privacy or the right to privacy?
-Do you think privacy or the right to privacy is more important to you than it would be for another sexuality or for someone who identifies as straight?
-Since identifying as an asexual has your view of privacy changed compared to before?
-What do you consider private about your identity? Would you be comfortable disclosing your asexual orientation to a counselor or medical doctor; why or why not?
-Does identifying as an asexual play a role in your social media privacy settings and why do you think that is?
-Any other topics about asexuality and privacy.

If you wish to make a submission please post a link in the comments below or email the link to lettredemarque(at)outlook(dot)com. If you wish to make an anonymous submission you may also send your submission to the email address with your desired pseudonym. I look forward to reading everyone’s submissions; The deadline to make a submission will be December 31 by 8pm Eastern Time so I can get everything compiled before the New Year’s festivities.

Happy posting!