version

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The same thing's happened with the language of "self-care" and therapy, lots of people using terms like "gaslight" and "trauma". Trump was "gaslighting" the American public.

I saw something a while back along the lines of loads of abusive people go into therapy now and just come out with a whole new vocabulary and toolkit they can use to that end.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Like that Super Straight thing where they have made up a sexuality to wind people up but they defend it using the language and vocabulary that people use when bigots attack homosexuals or whatever... it's really infuriating in fact.
 

version

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I did think that story about a politician's daughter coming out as demisexual recently was kind of ridiculous. Apparently it's the term for people who are only attracted to people they have an emotional connection to, which, to me, just seems like a standard healthy relationship for anyone and not really the same as being gay or trans. She said something about how it was uncool or boring to be cis or straight in her friend group, so I can't help feeling it might be a term constructed by and for straight cis people desperate to be included.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
I did think that story about a politician's daughter coming out as demisexual recently was kind of ridiculous. Apparently it's the term for people who are only attracted to people they have an emotional connection to, which, to me, just seems like a standard healthy relationship for anyone and not really the same as being gay or trans. She said something about how it was uncool or boring to be cis or straight in her friend group, so I can't help feeling it might be a term constructed by and for straight cis people desperate to be included.
Included in the set of people who feel that they're being excluded?
 

WashYourHands

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I did think that story about a politician's daughter coming out as demisexual recently was kind of ridiculous. Apparently it's the term for people who are only attracted to people they have an emotional connection to, which, to me, just seems like a standard healthy relationship for anyone and not really the same as being gay or trans. She said something about how it was uncool or boring to be cis or straight in her friend group, so I can't help feeling it might be a term constructed by and for straight cis people desperate to be included.

Daevid Allen put it this way way off in the 70’s

 
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