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I’M A SURVIVOR.
For those wondering, Rooster Teeth provided a warning at the start of their CAH game saying that if anyone is easily offended by the stuff they say that they shouldn’t watch that particular video. People are always saying they need to add trigger warnings and they actively WARNED people.
Now, on to a more specific subject. I’m hearing people getting offended over the phrase “don’t watch if it offends you”. This IS a valid thing to say to people who are hurt by Rooster Teeth’s words.
And part of my studies involving counselling and stuff discusses that sometimes people will purposefully put themselves in harm’s way despite the fact that they know the situation they put themselves in is going to hurt them.
IF ROOSTER TEETH ARE SAYING SOMETHING THAT IS ACTIVELY HURTING YOU THAT MUCH, YOU SHOULD STOP WATCHING THEM.
And no, it’s not because people want you to stop complaining about them, that’s just paranoia speaking. Watching content that you KNOW is going to otherwise offend or hurt your feelings IS A FORM OF SELF HARM.
You are purposefully watching a group of people that you know will say something to hurt your feelings. There is a line to be drawn here, and while you are entitled to be offended, and you are entitled to be hurt, when people tell you to stop watching, they’re not telling you to shut up, they’re not telling you that you’re a bad fan, they’re not telling you that you’re anything, those people telling you to stop watching ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR WELLBEING.
We don’t tell you to stop watching so you’ll stop complaining about RT. You are more than entitled to constructively criticise the way that RT and AH are presenting themselves. But when you knowingly engage yourself in content that you KNOW will hurt you, YOU are hurting yourself and YOU are putting yourself in a situation that you do NOT need to be in.
Step One: Ween yourself off them if they are hurting you THAT much. Watch less videos.
Step Two: Completely stop watching.
Step Three: Go about your recovery process, whether it’s speaking to your counsellor/therapist, drinking hot chocolate or staying offline for a little bit.
Step Four: Calmly and with passion, write a formal complaint and send it to Rooster Teeth detailing exactly what the problem is. Do it in a professional manner, they will take you more seriously.
Step Five: If you are feeling better and want to risk it, slowly let yourself watch some of their content again. If the situation occurs again and you aren’t feeling happy with their stuff, refer back to Step One.
(Reccommended) Step Six: If their content continue to harm you and they don’t show any signs of changing any time soon, SERIOUSLY consider not watching them anymore. Putting yourself in a situation to get hurt is classed as self harm and unforetunately, when you choose to do that, the person putting you in that situation is not them anymore, it is you. And you need to seriously consider cutting yourself off from harmful content like them if it persists to harm your feelings.
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
what if lindsay lohan and jamie lee curtis never switched back after freaky friday and its jamie doing drugs and getting arrested and lindsay is just eating activia
I love that the logic this post goes off of is that lindsay lohan and jamie lee curtis actually switched bodies in order to film freaky friday
well yeah havent you seen the movie
pEOPLE HATING ON CHARACTERS FOR BEING REALISTICALLY EMOTIONAL IN TRAUMATIZING SITUATIONS