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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/24/15
for those of you like me who don't know what jazz hands are (idk if im too old or too young or too middle):




Other motions included a move to refrain from using terms like "sisters," "both genders," or "any other terms that refers to a binary or two gender system"; a motion "to work to eradicate the appropriation of black women by white gay men"


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Whatever you do, there's a chance it will trigger someone.

Watch your living privilege, cis scum. I'm an electrosexual asteroid-kin and triggers trigger me. My proper gender pronoun is Rick James and I'm an extreme liberal feminist.
Posted 3/24/15

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Dude... how'd you grow your hair so fast!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Was not nearly that long in your last profile pic...


It's a wig lol
Posted 3/24/15
Oh my... What bs...
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Posted 3/25/15

ParadoxSpiral wrote:

this feels like the tumblr skeletons at their finest.

if you tell me in a serious manner that something triggers you without an actual diagnosis to back it up, I'm going to keep saying it to your face.


That just seems rude of you. What harm does it do to just accommodate them, or if it gets to be too much just avoid the person as much as possible?


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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.


Once again BlueOni says what I thought before I had a chance to (or got unlazy enough to say it).
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Our world, at least the developed part, is full of fucking pussies.

Men who can't take a punch without crying about it.
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BlueOni wrote:

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.


Do you have those moments of wassit called? "the spirit of the stairs"? (only remember it because of how it was mentioned in reference to calvin and hobbes)

Here's the other thing. "triggers" aren't a lifestyle. they aren't a chemical imbalance. They're a conditioned response, and as such should be treatable with counter conditioning and behavioral modification. "removing the problem" from their lives isn't going to help them any more than telling them to get over it. chances are when a psychologist treats for it, they're going to end up exposing them to same or similar situations to what evokes a response in smaller doses until they are accustomed.

If they don't seek treatment, I hate to say it, but I have to call bullshit on them.
Posted 3/25/15


Kageru77 wrote:

From now on, everytime you think something is funny, DO NOT LAUGH , do some fucking jazz hands instead.





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for those of you like me who don't know what jazz hands are (idk if im too old or too young or too middle):





jazz hands are my trigger

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Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/25/15
Maybe said people should actually receive help, instead of trying to bring a change on a much bigger scale to everyone else. It would just be easier.
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I think it would make more sense to help people with 'trigger' problems rather than changing large systems to help them avoid their triggers. '...it seems like we are intent on finding ways to avoid problems, when we should use them to grow into better people...'
Posted 3/25/15
no everyone must pander to me!
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Posted 3/25/15
I swear to god I would take it as a direct insult if people gave me jazz hands instead of applauding at something I said or did.
Posted 3/25/15
Stupid people and their entitlement issues.
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Posted 3/25/15
Come on Britain, this is the sort of stuff we are supposd to laugh at America for.
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