Day 1: I’ve called myself paranoid for quite some time because of the little things that put me on edge. I can’t stay in the dark. Even when my eyes focus I can feel the gaze of some night dweller following me as I tiptoe to stay unheard and scan with my pathetic, nearsighted…
This story is awesome. I love creepypasta.
That was one of the best damn creepypastas I’ve ever read.
girl-non-grata asked: You do realize that you equated women who experience triggered flashbacks of sexual assaults to autistics. TAA threatened to rape a rape victim; of course that is going to trigger trauma survivors. Here’s hoping you learn the fundamental human lesson of human compassion and the intellectual ability of humane empathy. Because damn.
You clearly misunderstood. I wasn’t saying a thing about a link between rape and autism, I was pointing out that the term “triggering” was being misused so badly that the sentence became nonsense. Talking about rape doesn’t trigger PTSD in a person who was raped anymore than talking about war triggers it in a combat vet. PTSD triggers can be anything, and are generally something that stuck out during the experience (the rapist’s hairstyle, the color of the ceiling at the time, a certain smell). There is no such thing as triggering language.
PTSD triggers can be anything…
There is no such thing as triggering language…
Ummm…does anyone besides me see a contradiction here?
Definition: Anything that brings about a symptom of PTSD. For example, a news story about the Iraq War may cause a veteran with PTSD to have thoughts and memories about the war. Triggers may include people, places, sounds, words, and/or smells.
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can arise suddenly, gradually, or come and go over time. Sometimes symptoms appear seemingly out of the blue. At other times, they are triggered by something that reminds you of the original traumatic event, such as a noise, an image, certain words, or a smell.
So, granted that I’m a librarian and am not studying psych anything, but it literally took me two minutes to find these references point in the direction that you should flunk.
And you said this shit in an ask to the person claiming to be triggered? Pardon me for my using of psychological terms, but this clearly to me indicates that you are know-it-all-who-doesn’t-actually-know-shit douche-bag with strong ass-hat tendencies.
This article is sad. As is the blatant cissexism in it. Not all women have vaginas and not all of those with vaginas are women. Please keep this in mind.
Other than that, I feel like it’s worth a read.
I’ve only read the first of the 6… And now I’m wondering why people want their vaginas to smell like islands…
Edit: Number 6 got me too. Apparently my vagina is supposed to be Barbie Dream House pink. I’m sorry, but my vagina hasn’t been bright pink since before I hit puberty. I like my adult vagina just the way it is, thank you.
i do not care BECAUSE MY MIND IS FAR MORE OCCUPIED WITH THE FOLKS THAT ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE SEXISM
i do not care if you are hurt cause i generalized about you or assumed anything about you or cause i rolled my eyes at your statement
i do not care about your feelings in this scenario
i don’t care who you are, i do not care if you’re my partner, male friend, male prof, male colleague, etc etc
i do not care if a feminist has talked back to you or called you out on your shit and your ego feels slightly crushed
i do not care about your male ego, in fact i want it to fuck off and die
Men experience sexism. Not as often as women do, true, and not as bad when it does happen I think, but they do still experience it. Sexism is not solely against women, it is anyone discriminating on anyone else because of their sex.
Stop being an idiot.
Have an example of why I hate feminism
also keeping the tags because yes
hate feminism all you want, it got you more rights than you can even fathom.
men do not experience institutional oppression that is sexism. they RUN the institutions. if people would take 10 minutes to research into this, i wouldn’t spend half my days facepalming.
ladies being ungrateful for their rights which were fought for BY feminists break my heart. it just really sucks and i wish people would educate themselves rather than immediately shit on people that think much more critically about the world than they do.
also the tag stating this original post is sexist against men? yeah that’s really sexist, asking men to stop taking up so much space and having their voices constantly heard in conversations that do not concern them. it’s really, really sexist.
women basically cannot have a space of their own because men are too busy asserting themselves and taking up any potential space. it blows.
hey. i know this is meant to be a women-only discussion about feminism, but i would encourage you to be careful with that middle part about being ungrateful.
feminism as a general term refers to the default which is white, middle-class, heterosexual feminism that fought for the rights of the women to have agency outside of the home, sure, but at the incredibly overlooked expense of women of color being absolutely shat on.
in fact feminism in America traces its roots most often to those white women who were literally making biological arguments that black folks were inferior genetically. it was social darwinism to them.
so there are a whole lot of women who have absolutely nothing to be grateful to feminism for unless the qualifier of black, or native is added before it or the phrase “by women of color” is adding to the end of that feminism.
again, i’m not trying to tell you about your movement (also, anyone who reblogs this don’t fucking call me dude. this is not a threat this is just a request for respect). but i am trying to point out how that middle statement about being ungrateful is couched in a history of racism that you certainly didn’t mean to invoke and it seems prescriptive which is actually the last thing feminism should be.
(by the way, you are actually kind of the shit, which is WHY i’m taking the time to write this, because i’m sure you know a lot of this, but getting caught up in a moment of facepalming and douchefuckery can make us forget our own movement’s issues and problems and failures)
sorry you are dead right, i was literally JUST reading about this in Ain’t I A Woman and i should have known better than to type that.
I just feel like a lot of folks that have rights BECAUSE of feminism totally take them for granted, obviously with the exception of anyone that continues to feel marginalized by the feminist movement, because the movement totally still blows in some ways.
thanks for pointing this out :)
The good feminist awards go to thiscuntsays and dearestandqueerest. Because they are awesome, and this is how you have a respectful discussion/commentary/dialogue with someone.
Mucho props to dearest and queerest for not being like “OMG YOU HATE WOMEN OF COLOR,” as I see so many other feminists react that way when some of us have momentary lapses in our though process due to fartwads.
ugh fucking THANK YOU for your comments on dreadlocks.. that post was almost as offensive as the racism it was trying to accuse people of...
Oh, wow. Hehe.
I’M ALWAYS SO SURPRISED WHEN PEOPLE SAY THINGS LIKE THIS TO ME WHEN I GO AGAINST STUFF LIKE THIS. WHATTTT IS GOING ONNNN?!?!
Okay. Now that that’s over. Heh. Thank you for your thank you. It was just frustrating, because locking your hair isn’t a race-thing. It’s a humanity thing. And I just really wanted that to be known.
Because, well… It’s just as shitty to claim something for your race and deny it to every other race (that sounds shitty, but I think you know what I mean…) as it is to dishonestly and blatantly steal cultural properties, yenno?
In certain situations, locking your hair can be cultural appropriation… But, more often than not, I think people do it for aesthetics, not “cuz burb murpley did it!!!111one!!” If someone was locking their hair for that specific reason, or because it’s part of the Rasta movement, and they’re not a part of their culture… Then it would be cultural appropriation. But, that’s hardly ever the case, and the person that wrote out the post made it seem like every white person ever only locks their hair because of ideas or reasons from other cultures. Not true, guys. This is simply not true.
I really wish this was a non-issue. People who are involved with Catholic organizations providing health-care should know when they’re getting involved with it, that birth control may not be available! Seriously, people.Is it that hard to grasp?
male teacher:no you cannot you know the rules wait until the end of the lesson, how dare you ask such a question when you know that all toilet trips must be taken at breaks and lunch, i can not believe you would jeopardize your education for something that can wait one more hour, you ungrateful child
Dreadlocks originated first with Jamaican Rastafarians and then in Indian Sages and Yogis. Specifically it was started by holy men. These men renounced all of their worldly belongings (Including combs) and as a result their hair started (and remained) to turn into dreadlocks. In the beginning, it was actually something very beautiful to show that you’d given yourself and all that you possessed to GOD.
Then, it turned into something ugly. When these holy people were seen by others, they were looked down on. Seen as less than because as they gave up all they had, that also meant they gave up their money. They were the poorest of the poor and the dreadlock became a sign of being poor, dirty and less than human.
This was an extremely spiritual symbol. It was not a fad or something people did to show their love of weed.
As time went on, the Indian culture did not see anything terribly interesting about the dreadlocks. However, Jamaicans as well as those in the Caribbean thought otherwise. They believed that the dreadlocks were part of a religious lifestyle and actually considered the hair to be holy and powerful.
Dreadlocks are believed to have made it to the USA during the time of slavery. Both Black slaves as well as Indian slaves were captured and both brought this holy symbol and belief with them.
For the ignorant that want to get dreadlocks because they are Bob Marley fans or because they “Like the Rastafarian lifestyle.” I say, FUCK YOU. Many of you believe that the “Lifestyle” you like so much is about “Relaxing and smoking weed.” Nothing could be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, if Bob Marley was any kind of representation for your wanting the locks in the first place, you know absolutely NOTHING about Bob Marley.
He was a truly spiritual man. His hair, his lyrics and the way he lived his life were representative of this. (Yes, he did some questionable things. That isn’t what this post is about though) For you to take a spiritual symbol and chalk it up to your love of weed, is not only appropriation, it is down right disgusting and cruel. There is this gross misconception that just because religion is a weapon, an afterthought or something to reference during political debate in this country that it is the same in others. IT IS NOT. Your actions are shameful and mean. You are acting disrespectfully and you have chosen to do so with no forethought or concern for who you are hurting.
This “Hair style” that you are choosing to believe is about sticking it to your parents, smoking weed, “loving” Bob Marley (even thought you clearly know nothing about him) or even about “Love and peace” is SO MUCH BIGGER THAN THAT. It is just not bigger than that TO YOU. It isn’t “That big a deal” TO YOU. That is how you know without a shadow of a doubt that you are in fact a bigoted cultural appropriator. You just don’t give a damn. Privilege and entitlement reign supreme.
I have no respect or kindness for those that chose willful ignorance. It took me less than three seconds to find this information on Google. I don’t mean, it took three-ish seconds guys. I mean, I timed myself and found page after page after page of this information. I mean, I timed myself and withing those three seconds, I found more than one page that answered every single question I had. What is your excuse? You are CHOOSING to be a racist, bigoted, cultural appropriating piece of garbage. It is not okay.
Actually, dreadlocks were also a really common hairstyle in Scandinavian cultures, and in Celtic/Druid cultures in ancient times. Both cultures spanned all across western Europe and parts of the Middle East and Asia Minor.
For the Celts and their spiritual leaders, the Druids, it was also a sign of spirituality and holiness. In fact, it was a common Celtic belief that mystical beings (fairies and the like) tied knots in your hair, and it was considered bad luck to comb them out, sometimes resulting in dreadlocks for those that were more superstitious than others.
Scandinavian warriors wore dreadlocks for intimidation purposes. While others in ancient Scandinavian cultures wore dreadlocks for many other reasons.
Every ancient culture all across the globe had people, be they spiritual or non, that wore dreadlocks.
It’s safe to say that these cultures are not the only ones that had members of their societies that wore their hair in dreadlocks. Because EVERY culture, when you go back, had them at one point or another for one reason or another. Be it spiritual or just the fact that they didn’t use combs or brushes.
All of this also came from a very quick Google search. It took me just as much time as it took you to find just as many examples of plenty of western cultures that wore dreadlocks.
If you’re looking specifically for certain information, you’re going to find the information to support your platform. I did a blanket search of “History of dreadlocks” and found many different sources all saying that pretty much every culture in history had dreads at some point. The Egyptians, Jews, Christians (Chances are that Jesus had dreadlocks, guys), Greeks and Romans, everyone.
BUT, if you want to dig even deeper, I’ve found a multiple sources saying that dreadlocks didn’t, in fact, originate in Rastafarian cultures, which actually originated in the 1930s. Are you saying no one in the whole entire world wore dreadlocks until the Rasta movement in the 30s? They originated in a place in Africa, if you wanna get technical.
No. I am not choosing to be a “racist, bigoted, cultural appropriating piece of garbage”. These things are just as much fact as what you’re saying.
I understand you’re trying to fight cultural appropriation. Because stealing from other cultures will always be wrong. Especially if you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. I understand that you’re trying to make your point. But, please… Use correct information.
I’m not commenting on this to get a rise out of you, I’m adding my commentary because this is slight misinformation. Yes, the things you said are true, but these are not the only people that have worn dreads. It’s a WORLD WIDE thing.
Myth: Feminists are man haters. Fact: Feminists are fighting for gender equality. They are fighting for both men and women to be seen as equal in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of society. Some women may hate men. Some of them may be feminists. Some of them may not be. Most feminists do not hate men.
Myth: Being feminine is unfeminist. Fact: You can wear make-up, shave, and wear a bra and still be a feminist. Or you can do none of those things. That’s the whole point of feminism. It’s your choice. No one should be telling you what is and isn’t socially acceptable for your gender.
Myth: Feminists all hold the exact same beliefs. Fact: Outside of the overall belief of gender equality, feminists can vary quite a bit on their thoughts and opinions.
Myth: Only women can be feminists. Fact: Anyone can be a feminist.
I love men. I wear a bra, and make up, and shave. I’m feminine.