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Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:57:00 am »


What do you think of this lady's comments? 
"How ridiculous society is! Why be given a body if you have to shut it away like a rare, rare fiddle?"

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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 10:22:01 am »
I think it is incredibly offensive to people who actually suffer from PTSD and object to the whole oppression olympics culture SJWs engage in.
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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 10:08:09 pm »
Sure, people can get single-minded about trigger warnings and take them to a point where it's ridiculous, but that's true of pretty much anything.  I would prefer calling them content warnings, just because a trigger warning almost seems to suggest that people should be triggered by it, but otherwise I think it's valid.

She says that the onus should be on the viewer to avoid content that they don't want to see.  Absolutely!  Content warnings are how people do that.  It's not reasonable to avoid the Internet entirely, and it's not reasonable to just avoid certain sites because many websites these days cover such a broad range of topics.  Trigger warnings aren't about restricting speech because you still get to say whatever you wanted to say after the warning.

If I were to create content that dealt with issues that people might not want to see (either because of trigger issues or NSFW issues), and that's not clear from the title, I would probably put a content warning at the beginning.  It would just be a little courtesy that wouldn't take much effort.  If I didn't put such a warning in, and someone accidentally sees something they don't want to see, then to avoid that in the future they would probably stop viewing any of my content, and now I permanently lost a viewer.

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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 10:17:26 pm »
I've never seen "trigger warnings" outside of anything ridiculous.
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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 07:53:20 am »
Not everyone copes with certain things in the same way. Some bad shit can happen to people and it can mess them up for a long ass time. It's kinda good to get a warning if you're not at a proper mental state to deal with topics revolving around that which would trigger you. It's just not being a fucking dick, is all.

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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 10:29:22 pm »
I like her, she's smart and funny. I just subscribed.

Shame this probably won't stay on youtube too long, unless the mods say 'hang on, there's nothing happening here.'
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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 10:50:37 pm »
Shame this probably won't stay on youtube too long, unless the mods say 'hang on, there's nothing happening here.'

Can't happen because common sense doesn't scale. How much do you it would cost spending 10 minutes watching it before deciding if it is acceptable or not with every single reported video? It would be very unprofitable indeed.

So algorithms based on reports will do the job.
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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 11:15:44 am »
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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 01:09:15 pm »
I like her, she's smart and funny. I just subscribed.

Shame this probably won't stay on youtube too long, unless the mods say 'hang on, there's nothing happening here.'

There's PLENTY of nudity on youtube...both sexual and non. There really isn't much to worry about unless people decide it's "WRATH TIME".

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Re: Trigger Warnings Are Bullshit!
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 06:42:13 am »
"Politics is an ocean of toes" - Jacques Parizeau (1930-2015, RIP)