On why Trigger Warnings are Bullshit…

Trigger Warnings are bullshit because they are lazy, half-measures. (and maybe not even half)

Think about it for a second: as a culture we’d rather post a sign than be bothered getting people the help they need when they need it.

We can’t be arsed to actually help people, but let’s give them a heads up so they can still relive their trauma anyways, but just out of sight and earshot of the rest of us. Wouldn’t want someone’s pain to inconvenience us or our oh so busy day.

Let’s be clear:

We could help people. We have the ability and the knowledge. But we don’t actually help them.

We could help people actually heal and move on and have a life that flourishes, but you know hey, let’s post a fuckin’ sign instead.

That’ll do it.

*dusts off hands and walks off*

(I’m afraid this will be, as many things are, misconstrued. So, for the thick ones that need an explanation: this is dark and angry, and not meant to be taken – as rants generally aren’t – literally. But feel free to take it seriously, as those are different things).


I don’t disagree with the rant shared above, but it’s been a few years since then, and we – as a culture – have gotten significantly better with the Helping bit. We still have a fucking long way to go. Long.

But we are moving in that direction.

That’s hope.

And Hope is always worth the update.

About tessarnold2

I'm a writer, and someone generally crazy enough to think other people will be interested in his deranged thoughts. Author of the 3rd Eye Detective Novels. You can also find me on Twitter @tessrants
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