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"DON’T BE AN ASSHAT ABOUT YOUR PHOBIAS."

So many people chiming in that they find me rude or insensitive for saying this.

I think I was pretty clear about what being an “asshat” entails.

There’s a difference between “I have arachnophobia, I am afraid of spiders.” and “I have arachnophobia so EW GROSS I HATE ALL SPIDERS KILL THEM ALL THEY’RE UGLY EVIL ABOMINATIONS NOBODY SHOULD EVER LOVE.”

The latter behavior is what makes one an “asshat.” 

Even a genuine clinical “phobia” (which is significantly less common than the number of people who say they have one) is not a free pass to needlessly hate what you’re afraid of. Plenty of people with phobias have the maturity to separate fear from loathing. Most people with irrational fears know that their fears are irrational and are not proud of them. If you’re reblogging an animal just to say how much you despise it and want it to die, you are being an asshat, for no reason. Nothing whatsoever excuses that.

  1. slamdunkcrusaders reblogged this from bogleech
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  5. thetrickstergoddess reblogged this from bogleech and added:
    honestly, that makes it 100x better
  6. bogleech reblogged this from thetrickstergoddess and added:
    Yeah like I don’t even know who the trolls are. You’d think if I were that special to them I might have heard from them...
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  8. kenbrasai reblogged this from thetrickstergoddess and added:
    To be perfectly honest, the level of sociopathy and disgusting self entitlement you demonstrated on this post makes me...
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  14. ghostpuncher reblogged this from bogleech and added:
    from phobia discussion to rape apologist bullshit in less than ten reblogs. gettin real tired of your shit tumblr.
  15. grassleaves reblogged this from bogleech and added:
    Okay sorry about that. I didn’t know my ask box was off. I didn’t know that could even happen?? Maybe when I changed...
  16. shinycrobat reblogged this from jesus-lizard-journal and added:
    Paris-Kills, I also have a phobia of spiders. That doesn’t mean I go around saying KILL ALL SPIDERS. I don’t say we...
  17. jesus-lizard-journal reblogged this from rasec-wizzlbang and added:
    you’re awful and crazy people. You broke your own ribs trying to get away from a harmless spiderbug, it wasn’t IT’S...
  18. rasec-wizzlbang reblogged this from wretchedoftheearth and added:
    Wow, you people really fucking grasp at straws sometimes, don’t you?
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  22. thenerdlingerspeaks reblogged this from bogleech and added:
    Goddamn it stop being idiots, I mean Jesus fuck people this is not hard to get, its two fucking babies who won’t even...
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