Are trigger warnings like censorship? Do they cause more harm than good? Is it your responsibility to avoid something that bothers you?
These are some of the most common objections to content warnings (also called trigger warnings). And you may have had them yourself.
So check out this comic that breaks down what those objections are missing – and how they can make things worse for people dealing with the impact of trauma. We hope this gives you a good idea of why content warnings are a simple way to make a positive difference.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- When You Oppose Trigger Warnings, You’re Really Saying These 8 Things
- Not Sure What People Mean By ‘Triggering?’ This Article Is Your One-Stop 101
Christine Deneweth is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. A queer cartoonist and artist, Christine lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper the Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassaster. Check out her work here!