AVEN’s symbol has always bothered me personally, but I’ve never really much thought of it as an appropriation. I just thought of the symbol as ugly. But there’s a lot that has gone on in this tag recently and this is one area where I concede people have a point. Rather than continuing this discussion any further here, I’m just going to point out that Asexual News has a commenting feature and that’s the place to take the debate.
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- breathethedownbow said: In Nazi Germany, it designated anyone who was imprisoned in camps—gays, Jews, et al. It’s theirs to reclaim, not ours, and it’s so powerful in its use for them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_concentration_camp_badges