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Given the prevalence of trigger warnings in the fanfiction community (and because I am an unabashed feminist), I thought that this was an especially interesting and worthwhile read:

The Illusion of Safety/The Safety of Illusion

... There are a great many potential trigger warnings. Over the years, I have seen trigger warnings for eating disorders, poverty, self-injury, bullying, heteronormativity, suicide, sizeism, genocide, slavery, mental illness, explicit fiction, explicit discussions of sexuality, homosexuality, homophobia, addiction, alcoholism, racism, the Holocaust, ableism, and Dan Savage.

Life, apparently, requires a trigger warning.

This is the uncomfortable truth—everything is a trigger for someone. There are things you cannot tell just by looking at her or him. ...


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