Abstinence-only education is now illegal in Illinois. A bill passed two days ago by the state senate will require that schools with sex education classes include units on birth control. Schools can opt out of sex education altogether if they so desire (as they can now), and they’ll still have to teach that abstinence is the only absolute, surefire way to prevent pregnancy and STIs, but now they’ll have to provide information on contraceptives as well. The governor is expected to sign the bill. source
Oh wait now I get what triggers are
Yeah, see, THIS is a trigger. Something that prompts a horrible flashback that makes someone go into a literal panic attack. It is NOT something that makes you slightly uncomfortable, so can we all just stop tossing that word around like it’s nothing.
thank you Wreck It Ralph
Reblogging for valuable commentary
This is actually a good portrayal of how triggers can work, but lets remember that not everyone experiences triggers the same way. Some people get panic attacks without actual flashbacks. Some people might experience an episode of depression or the urge to self harm. While some people do use the term lightly and that’s a problem, it’s also important to recognize that triggers can affect people in different ways, and to not deny someone’s experiences just because their triggers operate in a difference way from your own or anyone else’s.
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