Privilege and Disprivilege

I don’t think the words “privilege” and “disprivilege” adequately describe the reality that asexual-spectrum people experience when encountering anti-ace prejudice.

Anti-ace prejudice as an ideology–whether that ideology is called allosexism, consexism or just anti-ace prejudice–is indeed widespread, but because that ideology can hurt allosexuals/consexuals as well, I don’t think privilege and disprivilege are words that work in this situation. The side effects of anti-asexual-spectrum prejudice are often to reinforce rape culture and to reinforce racism by ignoring the history of hypersexualization of POC (and ignoring that aces and demis of color exist). Anti-ace prejudice is definitely a widespread phenomenon, but privilege and disprivilege are not terms that adequately explain its mechanism.

Privilege and disprivilege as terms only make sense to me when talking about race, because white supremacy in no way harms white people, even as a side effect.

I would like to have some feedback on this from other aces and demis re: their experiences of anti-ace prejudice and ideas about its mechanism.

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