Author: Catreece MacLeod
Before we begin dissecting the concept of trigger warnings, let us first define trigger warnings.
A trigger warning is a warning mentioned at the beginning of a piece of media in much the same way someone would place a spoiler warning, except the spoiler in this case is you might be offended or have a bout of anxiety triggered.
Urban dictionary, however, describes trigger warnings a little differently:
“A phrase posted at the beginning of various posts, articles, or blogs. Its purpose is to warn weak minded people who are easily offended that they might find what is being posted offensive in some way due to its content, causing them to overreact or otherwise start acting like a dipshit. Popular on reddit SRS or other places that social justice warriors like to hang out.”
Not entirely inaccurate, all things considered, but there’s more to it than…
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