Posts tagged trigger warnings
Let's Be Honest: The Debate About Trigger Warnings Is Really Just Misogyny

We wouldn’t dare call male Vietnam Veterans suffering from PTSD a “trigger happy generation.” And yet, when female students recognize the impact of sexual violence on their lives and request accommodation for those problems, they get sanctimonious op-eds in the Wall Street Journal.

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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.

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