Anonymous asked:

you dont tag trigger warnings?

uoa answered:

i always get shit when i talk about this but the reason i dont tag tw is bc

a) the term ‘trigger’ is meant to refer 2 those with PTSD those w severe anxiety and/or survivors of various forms of abuse it indicates an extreme reaction 2 certain stimulus like a panic attack/flashback/blackout caused by ur brain being unable to handle the resurgence of something horrific that happened to u 

b) with that being said, i dont post triggering content. i havent talked about serious triggering shit on this blog for a long time in fact i think the last time i tagged smth was when i reblogged this youtube video about domestic abuse probs like 6 months ago nowadays i just reblog pretty pictures and make fun of anons 

c) i get a thousand messages everyday from ppl suggesting i should tag shit like ‘spiders, ‘blood’, ‘feet’, ‘ghosts’, etc and it seriously pisses me off that u guys really believe ‘triggering’ equals ‘it makes me uncomfortable’ im not here to make tumblr a better place for u im not even getting paid man it’s ur responsibility to take care of yourself when it comes to these random ass ‘triggers’ if u cant see a gif of a ghost on ur dash you shouldn’t be online at all

d) in fact, ive come to the conclusion that demanding one of these lame ass trigger warnings it’s just a way 2 identify yourself as even more aware even more solicitous than the person who failed to ~adequately~ provide such a ridiculous warning. when i see ppl tagging ‘tw: spiders’ i cant help but think they are not demonstrating a sensitivity towards a topic but rather they just wanna be ‘seen’ doing so 2 demand that others ‘ought’ to do the same to validate one’s politics. this whole ’trigger’ business is less about protecting ppl from potentially re-traumatizing events and more 2 do with flagging up your right-on credentials even if it means silencing those who have actually gone through actual traumatizing events.


this is perfect thank u tumblr user uoa

I feel like I need to say this somewhere because it’s been nibbling at the back of my mind. Bisexuals are not confused. Gays are not always the effeminate fashionista, slight lisp, rainbow. Lesbians do not “act kike dudes” because they want to be a dude. This is mostly for the older people who are stuck in these beliefs, the “Adam and Steve, Amy and Eve” bullshit, the “God Hates Fags.” Let me throw this shit right back at you. If God didn’t want there to be gays, lesbians, trans*, asexuals, pansexuals, then WHY DO THEY EXIST? You don’t choose who you love. Your heart does. My heart could be attracted to a tree, and it isn’t a choice. I love that tree the way you’d love your wife, husband, or partner, for the non-binary folks. And like the saying goes, “if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all,” or as it should go, “if you have nothing nice to say, shut the fuck up.”