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Posted 3/24/15

munchthis wrote:

damn, now I wish I had a gif of someone sarcastically clapping.


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Posted 3/24/15

munchthis wrote:

damn, now I wish I had a gif of someone sarcastically clapping.








But honestly, orson welles is good enough...

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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/24/15

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serifsansserif wrote: yeah.. every time I see "check for spiders" here, I am compelled to post a pic of a spider. They should be thankful I don't you the most hideous fucking spider I can google search. >.<
When it comes to spider complaints my thoughts always jumps to peacock spiders, even if they are too ridiculously adorable to be considered even remotely hideous. I just see them waving their spider colors loud and proud. =p





I didn't know these existed but they are actually quite cute. This is not logical. All spiders are evil.

You've turned my world upside down and I no longer know what to believe. But to calm my rising panic I will placate myself with my significant otter:

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Posted 3/24/15
I do think it is unrealistic to put a trigger warning on every rare, random disorder/fear.
Like, I genuinely think I have trypophobia. Some girl posted a picture of soapy water, with a bunch of bubbles closely spaced together just right, and it made me feel queasy. I just GTFO'd and scrolled away fast.
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Posted 3/24/15

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An alternative source on the story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32032291

Not seeing this as a big deal. They're perfectly within their rights to accommodate for those who have panic disorders at their conferences and general meetings if it so pleases them. Why shouldn't they?


You know how the freedom or religion right applies to the workplace? it's stated as being "within reason". This, for a lot of people, is beyond the expectations of what falls "within reason".
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Posted 3/24/15
There's triggers I have, but I don't use it as a method of self-entitlement. My problems are my own and it's stupid to have others share the responsibility.


BlueOni wrote:

An alternative source on the story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32032291

Not seeing this as a big deal. They're perfectly within their rights to accommodate for those who have panic disorders at their conferences and general meetings if it so pleases them. Why shouldn't they?

"Jazz-hands"? I've heard of that a day or two ago. Give me a sec...

*Googles "jazz hands"*

....

...what the F*** is this?

Clapping is a trigger? Christ alive I can't believe this. Are we becoming cowards or what?
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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/24/15
I mean, I understand why it's expected that someone with a disorder which is triggered by applause ought to be able to anticipate that conferences will have points at which people are applauding. I get that. And I also get that not everyone who says they have a disorder which causes them to panic upon being exposed to a trigger actually does, sure. I'll even agree that it's inappropriate to pretend to have a disorder with triggers. But what I don't get is why the NUS shouldn't accommodate for that at their own conference and general meetings if that is their wish. I really, truly don't see the problem here.
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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/28/15

serifsansserif wrote:

You know how the freedom or religion right applies to the workplace? it's stated as being "within reason". This, for a lot of people, is beyond the expectations of what falls "within reason".


I'm going to need the substantial burden imposed by using jazz hands instead of applause to indicate approval or gratitude explained to me. That's not me being snippy, either. I really don't see how that's a particularly excessive accommodation. Is applause so necessary to the process of holding a conference that its absence interferes with the very ability to have one?
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Posted 3/24/15

Vempy wrote:


Krissim wrote:


serifsansserif wrote: yeah.. every time I see "check for spiders" here, I am compelled to post a pic of a spider. They should be thankful I don't you the most hideous fucking spider I can google search. >.<
When it comes to spider complaints my thoughts always jumps to peacock spiders, even if they are too ridiculously adorable to be considered even remotely hideous. I just see them waving their spider colors loud and proud. =p





I didn't know these existed but they are actually quite cute. This is not logical. All spiders are evil.

You've turned my world upside down and I no longer know what to believe. But to calm my rising panic I will placate myself with my significant otter:



>.< too cute...

My otter has no time for this bullshit about clapping though


he says you're going to have to the hand..



and just another otter pic cause it was cute...
Posted 3/24/15
am in no place to judge. personally never have a trigger trauma.

but i'll respect and believe people who are triggered by things. like some refugees get anxiety from seeing a red sweater... because it reminds them of blood. it might sounds ridiculous to you, because you've never been in a war zone, but you have to put yourself in their shoes.

i think too many people are narrow-minded and self-centred... like they don't like to consider other people and their experiences...
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Posted 3/24/15

Krissim wrote:

I just see them waving their spider colors loud and proud. =p





Didn't think any-one outside Australia had even heard of peacock spiders! How could something that cute freak you out??!!?!
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I'll agree that the last otter picture was otter-ly adorable!
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Posted 3/24/15
Maybe it's my tired state of mind right now but I just can't take this seriously. I mean, clapping causing panic attacks? Gimme a break.
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Posted 3/24/15

BlueOni wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

You know how the freedom or religion right applies to the workplace? it's stated as being "within reason". This, for a lot of people, is beyond the expectations of what falls "within reason".


I'm going to need the substantial burden imposed by using jazz hands instead of applause to indicate approval or gratitude explained to me. That's not me being snippy, either. I really don't see how that's a particularly excessive accommodation. Is applause so necessary to the process of holding a conference that its absence interferes with the very ability to have one?


coordinating people to stop using the culturally accepted and reinforced behaviour is a long and arduous process, and it is to accommodate a very small group of individuals. It is assumed that they must have some sort of coping mechanism or other method of dealing considering clapping is incredibly prevalent in other areas of life, including sports games, formal and informal, performing arts, including street performances, rituals that would be congratulatory, film, both during the performance and in accolades after, etc....

Or do they go through life never experiencing and constantly trying to avoid these situations?
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Posted 3/24/15

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My otter has no time for this bullshit about clapping though



Omg. I laughed so hard I cried. That is so otterly amazing!
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