okay something’s happening and i need tumblr to help out BIG TIME
i’m not asking for money or ANYTHING but please just hear me out
sometime in the near future, my mum is going to school to become a student-teacher, and eventually run her own preschool. she wants child-friendly storybooks that…
ok no this was not funny
we watched this in my psychology class, and what they did was actually really fuckin cruel. this girl has a genuine phobia of cotton balls. so what do the people on this fucking show do? they bombard her with as many cotton balls as possible without warning.
she ran out of the studio fucking sobbing she was so terrified.
bunch of fuckin dickshits.
even if it is, it’s still awful. because what does this teach people? it teaches them that if a phobia seems strange to us, then it’s something to laugh and joke about. it teaches people that phobias should be treated as comedy.
whether it’s real or not, it’s still shitty.
actually this really pisses me off. the other day in art class, we were doing a mini-project revolving around bugs. people found out that i have arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and instantly started picking at me, trying to get a reaction. this really put me on edge, and eventually i started yelling about how you dont make fun of someone’s fears. their response? “Yes you do!”
When someone has a phobia, or even just a fear, DO NOT MAKE FUN OF THEM FOR IT. DO NOT TRY TO SCARE THEM. IT IS NOT FUCKING FUNNY, AND COULD SEVERELY HURT THEM.
when i was in junior high- we went to a museum that had a biodome and i am terrified of butterflies
now i never really told anyone about it except a few close friends. we split into groups and one of my friends thought it would be funny to lead me through a path that lead TO A ROOM OPEN FULL OF BUTTERFLIES
you know those rooms where they are flying everywhere? landing on you and surrounding you?
i started screaming and running to the exit- but it was a walk through maze type of thing and i broke down and sat on the floor crying and started having a panic attack
its not funny
NOT FUNNY to do this to people alright
it took a hour for someone to calm me down enough to get me out of the room because i didnt want to move as i would literally be touching a butterfly
when people say ‘wow your fear is silly you should get over it this way’ stop
maybe the fear is silly to you but think of what it would be like if you are the one facing your fear and maybe youll change your mind
‘afraid of heights? oh let me just throw you off this building’
thats exactly the same as making someone face a fear you think is stupid
you know what’s not fair
normally when people get debilitating stomach cramps and fevers, they stay home from work or school for a day or two
but then you get your period and you’re expected to pOWER THROUGH IT LIKE A WOMAN AND GET SHIT DONE ANYWAY BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE OFF EVERY MONTH EVEN AS THE FLESH IS TORN FROM YOUR UTERUS AND PURGED IN RIVERS OF BLOOD FROM YOUR VAGINA
why is that