Being ‘Triggered’ is not a Joking Matter. STOP

Some valid points presented here. I can laugh at myself when I find my self in a PTSD moment over something trivial, so I’ve never really thought about how deragatory the memes themselves were until reading through this. It’s worth a look.

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The use of the word or meme ‘triggered’ has become popular on social media. It is typically used as an insult or as a joke to refer to feminists who take offense at harmful things being said or done in society.

86681a36dd6db621e31c3c39e66c1e2ee4f92126b66f43018870fda391b567dd_1 Actual meme on the internet

It has to stop.

Why? Let me break this down for you.

  1. Being triggered is a real symptom of PTSD

An actual symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder is that an individual can experience triggers from something they see on the news or internet for example, that can set off negative emotional responses including anger, anxiety, flashbacks, pain, fear, sadness and panic. Being triggered can cause physical responses such as loss of appetite, shaking, fatigue, racing heart beat and so much more.

Being triggered is NOT a laughing matter. It is not a joke. It’s not funny.

It is a real fucking symptom of PTSD. Have some…

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