Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Trigger warning"?

If you require "trigger warnings"- about ANYTHING- you have failed as a human.

Sorry if you believe that statement should have come with a "trigger warning". Wait... no, I'm not.

I'm not saying that bad things haven't happened to you in the past. I'm not saying that being reminded of those bad things won't hurt.

What I am saying is that no one is obligated to tip-toe around your delicate feelings and censor themselves to keep you from getting upset. Doing so doesn't help you; it shelters you and allows you to remain broken- and to only get worse over time.

Anyone posting a trigger warning for your "benefit" is slapping you in the face and saying you can't handle being a human. It's an insult to you.

You should be grateful that people treat you as a fully-functional human rather than as a delicate cracked egg shell.



  1. meh, a trigger warning is perfectly fine, if and when an author deems it to be. Who are you to tell me I can't tip-toe around anyone's feelings. Stop censoring me, anarcho-fascist!

  2. Trigger warnings are unnecessary 100% of the time according to "Urban Dictionary". I had not heard the term until I read your blog just now, but it amounts to back-handed advertising -- like the label "adult". Adult book stores understand that probably half or more of the stuff they market will end up in the hands of kids, since sex and sexual images are such a mystical conundrum -- especially for pubescent teenagers. Sam

  3. More silliness from/for the special snowflakes. Just ignore it and keep on steppin'.