Posts tagged the new republic
On Trigger Warnings, Trauma, and Community Obligations

In the public sphere, trigger warnings and content notes and advisories function as primarily descriptive tools. They tell an unknown and unnamed reader that the article, artwork, movie, or film may be hard to handle if they have pre-existing problems with certain content.* These descriptors allow people to assess, before reading, whether or not they are in a position to read such content on that particular day. If not, they bookmark it to come back to later.

Read More