So triggered right now…

Ahh, haven’t been triggered in a long time, so here I am again! Triggering away.

Well, this time it is a very legit reason to why my fuse was blown. Michelle’s guild in WoW… not the most LGBTQ+ friendly guild there is. I can take that. I can ignore it, I can. I really… really can – although with a lot of struggles but I can if I just put my mind to it. Unless it is turned towards Michelle. It just… makes me see red.

Usually a good friend of mine is a good stop button, I do not take it further and I do not contact the people I hear/read/know is being ignorant/bigotted. Because I know Michelle has talked with them personally about it, but they just do not seem to care.

This time it is them misgendering her and still calling her an old name she really wants to get removed from herself. I know people feel that respect should be earned, but I think it is a basic human right to receive the tiniest amount of respect someone can muster up, at the very least be respected enough to be called their preferred pronouns and names.

The reason I am not contacting the people are mostly because I do not want people to have hostile feelings against Michelle because of me. I really do not want to cause more problems for Michelle than necessary, but this is just something that hits every single trigger in me. It is so darn disrespectful and utterly ignorant.

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It is NOT hard.
It is harder for the person being misgendered and disrespected than it is for YOU to adjust one single word. It is NOT up for debate.

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Vegans should be as guilty as meat eaters?

What? I just… what? No. Apparently this person thinks so:

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The thing is the most of the land is cleared for crops yes, but not for vegan diets or vegetarian diets, it is for growing enough food for the animals people eat. So while animals are harmed in the production of all food, feeding that food to animals first, then eating them causes more harm than just not doing it. The amount of water and food needed to keep these animals alive long enough to slaughter, a huge amount, is a waste of resources overall and not to count in the countless of animals lives suffering because people force their way of living upon them. All problems associated with cropfarming gets incredibly huge when you have to feed 50 billion more individuals than what you have to.

Animal agriculture is quite simple and you can get easily educated in it, if you took the time but spouting nonsense will get you nowhere. Veganism is a good approach to taking the far less harmful way of living, than grinding animals to eat.

Comparing Animal Deaths in Production of Plant and Animal Foods

There is so much facts out about it, that has steamed from decades back when veganism and vegetarianism were controversial and looked down upon (it is looked down upon in today’s society too, but far worse back in the day sadly). Why would you want to continue justifying murdering innocent victims just so you can enjoy the taste of them?


On another note, I tried out porto bello mushroom today! It tasted really good. We made a dish with lemon risotto rice, green beans with tandoori sauce and porto bello, sliced, marinated in soy sauce, sesam olive oil, four gloves of garlic, chopped, and herb bouillon (and I added some teriyaki sauce too). The sweetness of the porto bello really complemented the spiciness of the tandoori, which was very spicy, so for me it was a relief to be able to save my taste buds from the spices with this lovely marinated mushroom. Mich tasted it too, but did not enjoy it as much, the taste was completely fine but the consistency was not to her liking, I think five minutes or more would have done it!

It was very easy to make and can be done in the oven too, which porto bello is made for, but we did it in a pan.

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How to make the Porto Bello for any kind of dish!

  • Set the oven to 200°C. If not doing oven version, ignore this.
  • Use a small bake dish for the marinade: Use two tablespoons of soy sauce, one tablespoon of teriyaki sauce (if wanted), one tablespoon of olive oil (we used sesam), chop four gloves of garlic and add it to the sauce mixture. Get some herb bouillon/vegetable stock (either one works) and take 1-2 table spoons of it, depending on how much you want, you can also replace the bouillon with white wine/red wine/cooking wine and use half a coffee cup (big size).
  • Add it all to the baking dish (if it wasn’t clear) and place the porto bello in it. You can slice it up before hand or just cook them whole (I recommend whole if you are doing the oven porto bello). If you are just frying/grilling them in a pan, slice them up for faster cooking time. 
  • For the oven version: do the same steps, keep the mushrooms whole, place them into a dish designed for the oven and place it into the oven for 25minutes. Take it out and turn the caps upside down, let them stay in the oven for 8 more minutes. Voila~

Do I enjoy being “triggered”?

I really need to take a step back and reevaluate why I feel the need to get “triggered” when I see/read/talk about something. Why do I even feel the need to respond to it? Most of the time I do not get that feeling when I just read a plain discussion, but when I see statements made out of pure ignorance, wrong facts or just plain rudeness, I feel the urge to respond back in a very polite but harsh way. Why do I do it? Why can’t I just let it go and let some other “social justice“-warrior take my place and lecture people at the wrongs in their statements?

Against friends when they say things that I do not agree with I snap at them, snap as in politely tell them to not and “here is 100 reasons to why you should reconsider your opinion”, but when strangers do it I have to go all out and call them out on their bullshit quite often. Why?

  • Is it because I get a sense of superiority? No, I can’t say I get that kind of emotion.
  • Is it because I want to show them my knowledge? No, they have that kind of knowledge as well, just that they haven’t thought about it in that way or they are just stupid – simply speaking.
  • Is it because I am an arrogant person that needs to shove my opinion on others? No, I rather debate both options in hope of making the views and opinions of me and someone else go in a better direction.
  • Is it because I want to be as politically correct as possible? I have my flaws, but I am trying to better myself as a person generally.

I think it is probably because with an official (on websites, in public etc) discussion or a debate you can change the views and thoughtpattern of many people and with that you can change a lot of things that are wrong with our society and living standards structure.

I know my personal “triggers” better than anyone else, and I should try and avoid them to the fullest of my capabilities, but they sneak up on me quite often. Through family and friends on Facebook, through reading blogs or articles or just general talk between friends and strangers. I start reading things that peak my interest and then it is just a lost cause if any of those triggers are in there.

I know myself that I get triggered a lot by people discussing LGBTQ matters, I really am fed up with bigotry. Racism, hate against feminism and feministic hate against men, vegan matters (mostly meat eaters hurling insults and really bad research on facts that twists my insides into a raging bowl of “here have real facts” anger), people actually contacting Michelle about her being transgender and not only asking rude questions but also portraying their homophobic and transphobic views on her without any regard of her feelings or that she is also just a human like them… all these triggers me very hard. But something else mixed into it today which I did not know was something I had strong opinions on surfaced…

Latest one that triggered me is the whole pro-life arguement… for me there is no middle. There is also no pro-life, people are pro-birth. As soon as the baby plops out they do not care for it anymore, which is shown in many ways with how they argue about it being murder and selfish. I remember posting an old image about it before, I even looked it up and will post again in the end. It sums up everything that is wrong with the whole pro-life arguement and why it is stupid to support it.

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So bottom line of this post… yeah… I argue and get “triggered” a lot. Because I am a human being with strong opinions. I know myself that I might be wrong sometimes but I can admit to it when I am wrong. I do a ton of research before I even start discussing anything that my interest is peaked in, to be able to have a discussion that might change someone’s opinion or life view in the end. And help me better my own.

I guess that I mean that if I disagree with something people will know.