I’ve been laughing over this all week. I’m so fucking done with this video
Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)
guys???? i just checked in my pantry and my neurotypical privilege wasnt there??????
im not sure where i lost it, I’m not sure, um, the last time i remember seeing it was when i was a kid and all of my fucking problems hadn’t kicked into full gear and i was just…
have u considered that im a fairly reasonable person who was freaking out when i made that post about the triggers and that i apologized and acknowledged dehumanization is harmful????
i know how to argue.
i dont want to engage with anyone who assumes shit about me ESPECIALLY that im neurotypical.
no, i hadn’t considered that, because a) i checked the original post and there was no edit or apology, and b) it turns out not to matter what your personality’s like when you’re calm — if you turn abusive when you’re upset, you’re not a ‘reasonable person’. and if you post those abusive words in public, it becomes my business.
if you don’t want to engage with me, i won’t keep pursuing this. i’m not in this to make you feel bad. but i am going to keep engaging with any POSTS that cross my dash in which people use abusive tactics or dehumanizing language, no matter who posted them.“dehumanizing?” Way to misspecies faer, you dumpster garbage littertrash. Omg.
ok the person who i was originally talking about makes a valid point. but you’re like. not helping them at all. and you’re being really gross.
Over a half a year ago I signed up for Jadefest and didn’t give myself enough time to finish my original comic. SO, 6 MONTHS LATER I FINALLY DECIDED TO COMPLETE IT.
A million thanks to my my recipient, AffectionateTea for their patience!
If you’re having a difficult time reading it here, check it out on AO3.
THIS IS SO GR8
yes you fuck, everything has always had the potential to be a trigger. do you not understand what a trigger is? things that remind people of their abuse or a traumatic event they went through are triggers. everything, and i mean absolutely everything, has the potential to be a trigger.
someone can be triggered by maple syrup or diet pepsi because their abuser made them pancakes the morning after they mercilessly beat them or because their abuser always drank diet pepsi.
don’t you dare complain about someone having a trigger you deem “stupid” (nice ableism!) or “weird”, especially especially especially if you do not have ptsd.
if you refuse to tag someones triggers when they ask because you believe that could ever, ever be anyone’s trigger bc it doesn’t seem relevant to any type of traumatic experience you could imagine, then you are literal human garbage and you need to educate yourself and go sit in a garbage can where you belong.
I’m just reblogging this because I feel the need to point out:
I know at least two people for whom referring to any human, anywhere, ever, as “garbage” is a trigger.
And I know at least a few dozen people who have actual triggers and who nonetheless feel more comfortable and safer around people who refuse to tag those triggers because they’re too rare, than they do around anyone who would ever do that.
That said, I only tag for one or two really common triggers, and even those I can’t remember reliably, but there’s no way I’ll tag for absolutely everything, because every post would be more tags than content, and if everything is a trigger then nothing is a trigger.
being raged at by overemotional people for not going along with their social rules is one of my triggers.
no, really. i’m not saying that for a joke. that was the excuse my abusers and bullies used for what they did to me; i deserved it because i was garbage, an unperson, because i “didn’t make an effort to fit in”. i was being autistic at them just to be a jerk and it was totally my fault, and they were abusing me for my own good to make me comply with the social order.
OP you ableist dickwad, check your NT privs and quit pretending to be an Authority.
now here’s the sensible, polite position to take: if someone asks you to tag something and you don’t want to, be polite about refusing. if you ask someone to tag something and they won’t, don’t throw a tantrum, just unfollow. no one can tag everything. i have 3000+ followers, and a lot of them are disabled, from abusive backgrounds, etc.
if i tagged all my OWN triggers it’d be a chore. tagging all THEIR triggers, i’d spend more time tagging than blogging. so i try to use meta-category tags — keep argumentative stuff in one tag, depressing/upsetting stuff in another — and tag for a few of the most common phobias, and that’s it. my part in a reasonable social contract is fulfilled as long as i don’t promise anything i don’t intend to do, and don’t flip out if people unfollow me because they need tags i’m not willing to do.
if you decide that it’s acceptable to call people literal human garbage and to scream and swear at them and tell them to throw themselves away, you have lost the social justice game, and you need a fucking time out.
see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’.
How come I didn’t know this
Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.