It’s the time of year when I ask people to go take the Community Survey!

Emphasis on the community part — people who do not currently or have not ever identified as ace are welcome to take part if they are interested & in fact having some comparative data from non-ace participants is helpful for the survey teams data analysis

I will answer questions directed my way to the best of my ability

However I am not on the survey team and am also not interested in your opinion about the fact that they’re using a google product for the survey so please keep that to yourself.

(If you notice any major oversights in the survey *design* eg, questions assuming a single partner, and don’t want to provide feedback with the survey team directly I will pass those along)

@Satsuma I identify as Catholic but not Christian how do i fill out the religious demographic information

@Satsuma Non‐religious and then be more specific by specifying secular Catholic later??

@Lady they do actually read all the freeform boxes, its why their data processing takes so long

@Lady some places will just chuck it all under an other, or just eg. use data analysis to look for common keywords and then pull stats on that

@Lady you can choose other and then answer catholic

The second question will be a freeform ‘explain more about your religion’ box so you can also explain there if you want to elaborate

@Satsuma why do they have a separate field for specifying race in your own words but not gender

@Lady i would guess that was a mistake and now they’ll have to decide if they’re willing to edit the survey after it went live

@Satsuma will they get mad if i select Non‐binary in « B1. Which (if any) of the following words would you use to describe your gender identity? » but then answer No for « B3. Do you identify as non-binary or consider yourself to be part of the non-binary umbrella? »

@Satsuma it gives differing results for “how many ace people are nonbinary” depending on whether they analyse B1 or B3 which makes me wonder why they included it in both places i mean really they were asking for this

@Satsuma « were you born with (or developed naturally in puberty) genitals, reproductive organs, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female » if anyone answers something other than “Yes” or “Unsure” for this i have Questions

@Lady :blobmeow_thinking:​ (sidenote why doesnt this server have the headtilt question mark dog)

@Satsuma it’s a Mutant Standard emoji and i haven’t added any Mutant Standard emoji yet

@Lady i would like headtilt question mark dog please thank u

@Satsuma anyway if you were looking for an actual explanation here i’m just saying i sure as heck don’t know my chromosomal patterns, and i would imagine that most other people also do not know their chromosomal patterns unless they already exhibit some kind of variance which would lead to that sort of investigation

knowing, definitively, absolutely that your chromosomes match the standard definitions of male and female alongside other biological traits and assigned sex at birth seems like it ought to be a rarity to me

@Satsuma they should add a “i have no fucking clue” option to « D1. Which of the following best describes how "out" you are to various groups, about you being asexual or on the asexual spectrum? »

@Satsuma also the categories are mildly confusing; the question is “how out are you?” but the response values are as if the question was instead “to how many people are you out?”

@Satsuma responding “N/A” regarding « Non-LGBTQIA+ friends »

@Lady oh mood (this is actually the first year in a while where i didn’t — my roommate & all of her social circle is straight)


@Satsuma « Have you ever had thoughts of purposely hurting yourself without wanting to die » they could really stand to clarify this question. do sports count? what about tattooing? what about painplay?


@Lady i would definitely not count sports, the others i think the ambiguity is semi-intentional in that they consider the important factor to be that the person conceptualized it as hurting themselves (which is not how most people conceptualize tattoos)

re: self‐harm 

@Satsuma i would be hesitant saying “most people” there; some people very intentionally DO get tattoos because it is a socially‐acceptable form of self‐injury

probably not “most” people who get tattoos but it’s not uncommon

re: self‐harm 

@Lady yeah that was the point i was trying to make — if they conceptualize it as self injury than they should answer yes, it they just want a tattoo they should say no

re: self‐harm 

@Satsuma i don’t think anyone will ever phrase a self‐harm question in a way that i will like though; i think the question of “harm” is very mired in questions of normative expectations / assumptions / being a productive citizen

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