My internet finally came back on after about 30 hours of it being off
whoa brock i’m just here to get my badge
ICYMI my live-tweeting of the Oscars tonight
one of these things… is not like the others……..
second round from the oc sketch meme, featuring pilcrow! thanks guys! :D
You know, I think that whole “trigger warnings don’t exist in real life” argument kind of does have some truth to it.
Yeah, there are movie/game ratings and such, but they generally only rate based on three things: Violence, sexual content, and language.
If you’ve got a specific trigger like a certain animal or object that isn’t related to those three things, you’re pretty much shit out of luck outside of Tumblr because a movie rating isn’t going to tell you about it.
Like, say a character in a movie gets a flu shot. Syringes and shots are a fairly common trigger, I’d imagine, but a flu shot can happen in a movie and not qualify for any sort of rating or warning that it’s going to be in the movie.
And yeah, you can try to avoid any places where your trigger may be present; for example, if your trigger is dogs you’re probably going to avoid any animal shelters, pet salons, veterinaries, etc., but you can’t expect when you might run into someone walking their pet dog on the sidewalk. So, some triggers are going to be impossible to expect and/or avoid.
Though, if your trigger is something so common that it affects your life significantly, you should probably consider getting help from a mental health professional, if possible. It could really help and let you do things that you normally couldn’t because of fear and anxiety that you’ll have a panic attack.
Basically, it’s impossible to expect trigger warnings for every possible trigger wherever you go. I think that’s what people mean when they say “trigger warnings don’t exist in real life.” Idk just my thoughts on it.