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Release an official apology to the asexual community

    1. Petition by

      Georgie C

      London, United Kingdom

An asexual is someone who doesn't experience sexual attraction. Fox News recently released a report on asexuality, an orientation which generally has very little media coverage. Though jokes are perfectly acceptable, many members of the asexual community found their report offensive and tasteless - there is a line, and Fox News have crossed it. They likened asexuals to lepers, and said "it’s called being a woman every three and a half weeks". They implied asexuality was fake, saying "it [the study] went around to a bunch of men, and they didn’t want to, you know, have sex ten times a day, and suddenly they’re asexual", and that asexuals didn't deserve recognition - "if it’s that small a portion of the population, do I have to recognize you?".
Overall, the report was upsetting and humiliating for members of the asexual community, many of whom are still coming to terms with their sexuality. Many asexuals - on coming out - are faced with people saying that is doesn't exist, or that it's a mental illness. This report only reinforces this viewpoint.
This is especially disappointing because asexuality is such an under-studied and under-publicised orientation, so any media coverage has a particularly large effect on opinions of it.
Because of this, we would like Fox News to release an official apology to the asexual community for their report on 22nd August 2012.

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    • Harry Kiely COLCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      As an asexual its upsetting to see peoples uneducated stigma's on the subject.

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    • Samantha Matsuda EWA BEACH, HI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Fox News has always been offensive and rude to any lgbtqa community. Maybe someday they'll learn sensitivity.

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    • ashley edmiston CHESTER, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      as an asexual, I find Fox News' comments inappropriate and rude.

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    • Precious Merenu HOUSTON, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I don't think that someone should be ignored or demeaned because of their sexual orientation.

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    • Nnenna Igbokwe HOUSTON, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      My best friend is Asexual

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