Are trigger warnings part of a conspiracy to limit free speech? Not at all – but that’s what you might believe if you’ve been tuning into the debates on trigger warnings.
Trigger warnings, also called content warnings, can help people who have experienced trauma, but some people are against them.
No matter which side you’re on in this debate, this illustration can help you understand more about what trigger warnings really mean – and what it means for our society if we’re unwilling to provide them.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- What the Myth of ‘Oversensitive Students’ Gets Wrong About Trigger Warnings
- When You Oppose Trigger Warnings, You’re Really Saying These 8 Things
M. Slade is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Westchester County, NY. As an anxious queer feminist with Tourette’s Syndrome, they are heavily invested in creating honest and nuanced depictions of issues and themes that don’t often get discussed in stories. Currently, they are the main illustrator for Doodlebook.org, a site that explores science concepts through comics. M. Slade also does zines and diary comics. In their spare time, they can be found going to protests or overanalyzing video games and cartoons. You can check out their website here or their Tumblr here.