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I think trigger warnings can be helpful for people, such as people with photosensitive epilepsy. Images that could possibly induce a seizure should be tagged as such. I think the same should go for extreme images of violence.
There are another side of trigger warnings, however, that aren't necessary. There are some people who ask for food to be tagged because it "triggers" them, and I just find that silly. There is also me. I would like images or videos of people throwing up to be tagged because I can have a really bad reaction to it, but it's not needed. It's just appreciated.
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Finny-sama wrote:

I think trigger warnings can be helpful for people, such as people with photosensitive epilepsy. Images that could possibly induce a seizure should be tagged as such.


Uh… not to burst your bubble, but you don't see a lot of people with severe epilepsy on the internet.
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Finny-sama wrote:

I think trigger warnings can be helpful for people, such as people with photosensitive epilepsy. Images that could possibly induce a seizure should be tagged as such. I think the same should go for extreme images of violence.
There are another side of trigger warnings, however, that aren't necessary. There are some people who ask for food to be tagged because it "triggers" them, and I just find that silly. There is also me. I would like images or videos of people throwing up to be tagged because I can have a really bad reaction to it, but it's not needed. It's just appreciated.


Yep, I agree they can be a bit of a courtesy. Like 'contains some sexual content'. Not really needed, but just can be a form of courtesy. It was kind of how things were before people kind of ran with it.


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animegirl2222 wrote:


Uh… not to burst your bubble, but you don't see a lot of people with severe epilepsy on the internet.


Yeah, you don't. But you don't need severe epilepsy to have a seizure from flashing images. If the image has a lot of rapidly flashing lights, it can cause seizures in people with mild cases as well. Thus why it should be tagged.
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In some very rare cases I can see the usefulness of these sorts of warnings however, trigger warnings been so heavily bastardised, every time I see one I can feel my eyes rolling.

Sometimes all people want is a hug
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Posted 9/13/15 , edited 9/13/15
Tigger Warning!

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I can understand some things, like when you're watching some kind of medical documentary and at the beginning it lets you know they'll be some graphic images of surgery. But lately people are getting out of hand with the warnings. For example I've seen people on Instagram who post useful statistics on sexual assault crimes, but they usually preface it with a trigger warning as if mere data is going to send someone into a panic attack.
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xxJing wrote:

Tigger Warning!



This right here. This was brilliant.

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I think they're extremely counterproductive and are a part of this idea that we shouldn't do anything ever that might slightly make someone a little uncomfortable. Of course, I will say that I do feel that the people who put up trigger warnings have the best intentions. However, I think it does more harm than good. Especially when we start getting into the idea that trigger warnings should be everywhere at all times, such as in universities classes where something might happen in a book that could "trigger" someone. I think I remember something about them wanting to put trigger warnings in law schools when the discussion of rape law comes up. Like, how dysfunctional do they think that rape victims are? They can't hear about a law without breaking into a panic attack? I think it's more offensive that these people think that victims of things like rape are so incompetent after the rape happens that they can't possibly function in life without having signs posted everywhere warning them that they might get offended about something at some point in their life.

If a person can't function in society without having all these warnings everywhere that they might be offended by something, they should really just stay home. If a person is so unstable that the mere mention of the word "rape" will send them into a panic attack, then they shouldn't be anywhere near other people. I like to give the victims of tragic events a bit more credit than that though.
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The whole issue makes me glad I went to school before the era of the internet really started.

I feel like the entire generation of the Millionials needs a bloody good, old-fashioned, hiding.

...Especially considering they're from the generation promoting the idea of children's sports not having winning or losing sides... because 'feels'
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ScootaCross wrote:

The whole issue makes me glad I went to school before the era of the internet really started.

I feel like the entire generation of the Millionials needs a bloody good, old-fashioned, hiding.

...Especially considering they're from the generation promoting the idea of children's sports not having winning or losing sides... because 'feels'


Yeah. In this case especially it's harming discussion and education in general. Professors are increasingly worried about offending their students. It has become a form of censorship to prevent sparring with opposing viewpoints and challenging perspectives.
Posted 9/13/15
If it were up to me I'd trigger all dem idiots.
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PrinceJudar wrote:


ScootaCross wrote:

The whole issue makes me glad I went to school before the era of the internet really started.

I feel like the entire generation of the Millionials needs a bloody good, old-fashioned, hiding.

...Especially considering they're from the generation promoting the idea of children's sports not having winning or losing sides... because 'feels'


Yeah. In this case especially it's harming discussion and education in general. Professors are increasingly worried about offending their students. It has become a form of censorship to prevent sparring with opposing viewpoints and challenging perspectives.


Ironically for me, one of my lecturers at Tafe is an SJW Feminist Transwoman.

Oh the fiery debates we have had.

...The best part is she can't kick me out because I'm paying to be there.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

A trigger is not something that makes you mildly uncomfortable. That's what people don't get. It's something that spirals you into panic, based on the fact that it reminds you of a bad memory of event. Triggers, actual ones, usually occur with PTSD victims, usually veterans. But we can't let the Tumblrites know that a Cis White Male Veteran possibly has PTSD because he's a Cis White Male Veteran and by their logic, he can't have PTSD. Says the bitches claiming thier parents telling them to clean their room gave them PTSD.


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