No Blaming or Shaming Allowed

No Blaming or Shaming Allowed

Recently, a member of the Misophonia Support Group on Facebook vented about a sound trigger and their interaction with another person in public. Someone commented that they should have done things differently. And, their disapproving comment included statements about...
Negative Stereotypical Behaviors

Negative Stereotypical Behaviors

Asia is the largest continent on the planet. 4.463 billion people live in Asia in 48 completely different countries. 60% of the entire planet’s population lives in Asia. There’s far too much diversity there to make sweeping generalizations about all Asian behavior and...
Accents & Racism

Accents & Racism

In a current discussion about accents in the Misophonia Support Group on Facebook, some people are saying Asian accents trigger them. But, is there an actual “Asian accent?” No, there is not. There are too many languages and dialects involved. Substitute...
Is Owning the Problem a Problem?

Is Owning the Problem a Problem?

“This is our problem and not theirs.” “We can’t expect the world to tiptoe around us.” We read or are told this often. But what does it mean? Do people with misophonia think that misophonia is a societal disorder? Of course not. All people with misophonia recognize...
Stereotypical Generalizations

Stereotypical Generalizations

Specifically, Some Generalizations Are Stereotypical In the misophonia support group, we remove sweeping generalizations about entire cultures, races, or ethnicities. They are rarely true and are often nothing more than negative commentaries with no support qualities....
We Are Not the Problem

We Are Not the Problem

As people with misophonia, we may sometimes be reluctant to use earplugs or headphones in public or with friends and family. It can seem like a wall goes up when our hearing becomes protected from outside trigger sounds. And to a degree, using hearing protection does...