horo asked: hi there! i'm not trying to rude or anything, but can you explain something for me? is the problem that you have with "triggers" the fact that people call them triggers when they aren't really? or do you have a problem with the concept of people tagging things that upset them as a whole?
what bothers me is the flagrant misuse of the terminology which is usually followed by the declaration that anyone who doesnt tag or tw their content is an insensitive asshole.
i think a good for instance about what i mean to say is: people PM me all the time telling me to tag my blog (which…. how???) with a TW: SLURS because i have the word faggot in my sidebar descriptor. i can buy that someone could be legitimately “triggered” by the word, but you are coming into my blog and demanding i change something to accommodate you. i like my blog how it is and how i got it set up, i tag my shit according to how i need or desire it, and it aint up to anyone else to tell me im doing it wrong or that im being an asshole for not tagging every inconsequential thing (addendum: im fucking gay so people telling me not to use a word that i am comfortable with can eat a bag of mulch)
additionally, people need to understand the distinction between being triggered and being upset by something. i become upset when i see pictures of steve buscemis face close-up, but the experience is quickly lived and gotten over despite its upsetting nature. a ptsd style trigger is a far different experience altogether. while people can argue that anything could be a trigger akin to setting off a ptsd style attack, lets be real: if that was the case, its entirely likely you would be avoiding the internet.
theres more i want to say about this but ill have to say it later