The only issue I have with trigger warnings – of you can even call it an issue, because I don’t…

Uncommon trigger warnings are actually more common than you may think. Just like a certain sound or smell or taste can trigger a positive memory, it’s those same queues that can trigger a bad one. While I understand the idea that trigger warnings are meant to “flag” obviously disturbing material that might make folks uncomfortable, I don’t think you can expect to cover the gamut of things that might trigger someone, nor should authors or publishers be held responsible for the emotional stability of others. The world is a big and scary place sometimes, and while trigger warnings might give brave people a chance to prepare themselves to go through something difficult, the easier path is in avoidance.

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