I didn’t think it was disrespectful. I was mocking people who use “Triggers” casually to censor whatever they didn’t like, as a passive aggressive attack. How can anybody /not/ mock those people?
If I say that my triggers are “disagreeing with me,” even if I literally meant what I said, I’m just using the words they way everyone does. Passive aggressives and SJWs are the only people who use the word “triggers” when they’re not talking about firearms.
Language is defined by common usage, as my politically correct young friends are quick to point out if I am ever inconsiderate enough to notice their complete ignorance of the structure or history of the language we are speaking. In fact, the current vogue is that good grammar is elitist and/or classist. Clearly ridiculous, but right now this is actually a thing people are really saying. http://xkcd.com/1735/ XKCD makes a strong case for Grammar Police being equivalent to Fashion Nazis. The XKCD argument is hard to argue with, but you’ll get the same treatment if you use the wrong slang in gangland, and that’s hardly an elitist attitude. Nevertheless…
Consider. Based on the consistent and widespread use of the term, “Safe spaces” means only one thing: a place where you never say anything I don’t want you to say. Based on the same consistent widespread use, “triggers” are anything I don’t want you to say. It’s just censorship.
When I say “consistent and widespread use”, I mean that I have never heard anybody use these terms as anything but passive aggressive censorship. Not once. And as we know, common usage defines the language.
Based on common use, safe spaces terminology is synonymous with personalized censorship. Perhaps it has a specialized meaning in a clinical or educational setting. If so, that’s nice. As a layperson, I’ve never seen another use of it. I conclude that it has no other practical use or meaning in real life, other than as a way to attack people who disagree with you.