It minimizes the issues of those with the conditions that result in actually being triggered, and makes it so that when we make statements about our condition, people take us less seriously.
Find a better word.
When I say “triggered” I mean a panic attack, deep depression spell, or extreme paranoia. Love this post. Couldn’t agree more.
Yup. I have panic attacks where I vomit and collapse. I sometimes am triggered and clench my fists so hard the skin breaks- my palms are scarred from this. I shake, I stop being able to speak. Sometimes I lose my vision. Sometimes I faint. I cannot be touched.
It’s BAD. So when people use the word to mean “I don’t like this thing” it pisses me off beyond words.
Agreed… plus there’s already a word for that, it’s called “upset” or even “freaked out” if that’s the proper feeling. Triggered is something else. Like, I am upset by talk of kidnapped children. It puts me in a foul mood and I’m upset for a while. Triggered is something ELSE altogether. It’s short for “triggered into an attack” in most cases. Like, vets could be triggered by fireworks on the Fourth of July.
So apparently in my sister’s class, there was a trans girl that had been on the cheerleading squad for a while. When she came out, the other girls on the squad made the agreement that whatever boy made fun of her would never get a date. And if you think that’s not the most metal girl alliance ever, you can sit down.
Wow, 500 notes
Girls protecting girls.
GIRLS PROTECTING GIRLS
— (via onlyabigail)
u can tell im real because if i was gonna catfish id use someone hot
tbh dress codes are fine as long as they are about looking professional and appropriate for a learning/working environment and not about ‘don’t distract the boys’ and slut-shaming, and as long as it’s enforced equally for all genders
it is the sexist attitude about it that needs to be changed, not the fact that there *is* such a thing as dress codes
i’ve heard about this, but i bet lots of followers would be grateful to know this info!
Lots of farmers markets take food stamps these days! Some will even double your money if you use food stamps. One near me has a deal where $1 of your SNAP benefits will get you $2 worth of produce. I’ve heard of other markets doing similar things, too, so it’s worth an ask!
In September I’m moving to an apartment that allows cats and I’m going to achieve my teenage dream of getting a Ragdoll.
This is quite embarrassing, but his or her name will be Jomy. I’ve wanted to name a cat that for 6 years. Jomy is the name of the main character from my favorite anime and I’ve thought it was a really cute name ever since I first watched the show. I really don’t want to explain this to people though.
Like I might need to give my cat a nickname or come up with an excuse about the name so I don’t have to tell people I got the name from a fucking anime.