THIS JUST IN: According to Psychologists Trigger Warnings are Fucking Pointless.


As psychologists point out, a post-traumatic response is just as likely to be triggered by something that has nothing to do with subject matter: a glimpse of the same blue-colored clothing that was visible during a traumatic event, or a certain scent that was in the air that day. 

See also: Balls.

And: Spiders.

The article said trigger warnings are sometimes okay to use online — it’s mostly that they have no place in the real world.

But if you’re “triggered” by something, it’s generally a result of PTSD. If you say stuff like “classism” triggers you, you’re lying because there’s nothing traumatic or panic-attack-inducing about that. Something that you dislike is not a trigger. Triggers generally induce physical and psychological shock.