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CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:26 pm

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Like this phenomenal article, Everyday Feminism definitely believes in giving people a heads up about material that might provoke our reader’s trauma. However, we use the phrase “content warning” instead of “trigger warning,” as the word “trigger” relies on and evokes violent weaponry imagery. This could be re-traumatizing for folks who have suffered military, police, and other forms of violence. So, while warnings are so necessary and the points in this article are right on, we strongly encourage the term “content warning” instead of “trigger warning.”

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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby ed » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:46 pm

What bullshit
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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby sparks » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:21 pm

If someone is that hyper sensitized to the word 'trigger', I suggest they get some serious psychological help.
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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby Bruce » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:35 am

I object to the term trigger warning because to activate a trigger, you have to pull it. It's a button. You can't pull it. Instead of trigger warning, it should say suicide bomb button warning.
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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby ed » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:46 am

Sensitized as in theatrical.

There was a funny scene in the show about firefighters starring Denis Leary. One of the guys was in group therapy cuz he was in the WTC on 9/11. These other people were "traumatized" too. So he asks "where you in WTC 2?" And they say variations of "no but when I heard about it I was just destroyed". Same sorta thing. Theater.
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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:07 am

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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:12 am

But the very word "warning" implies unpleasantness, therefore that word is potentially traumatizing. I suggest "content ahead," which is neutral yet conveys the necessary gentle admonition.
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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby DrMatt » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:04 pm

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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:06 am

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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby gnome » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:37 am

Pyrrho wrote:But the very word "warning" implies unpleasantness, therefore that word is potentially traumatizing. I suggest "content ahead," which is neutral yet conveys the necessary gentle admonition.


But "Ahead" implies a prominence or priority order, which is just a recreation of the same dynamic as the Patriarchy in another context.

How about just "Content"?
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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:43 am

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Pyrrho wrote:But the very word "warning" implies unpleasantness, therefore that word is potentially traumatizing. I suggest "content ahead," which is neutral yet conveys the necessary gentle admonition.


But "Ahead" implies a prominence or priority order, which is just a recreation of the same dynamic as the Patriarchy in another context.

How about just "Content"?

No, no, the word "content" implies "contentment" and that would be a capitalist lie. Better to just put a photo of a nice fluffy cotton ball there. People will know not to go past the cotton ball.

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Re: CONTENT WARNING -- Trigger warning recursion.

Postby DrMatt » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:06 pm

Where's a lawyer when you need 'em?
Put the content out in plain sight. Make no statements admitting guilt unless required by law.
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