People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic”.
- Dylan Moran (via concinnities)
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
- Eliezer Yudkowsky (via abundance-mine)
"Arguing that some people misuse trigger warnings is not an argument against good faith trigger warnings. No matter what they’re called, it’s a simple heads up that is actually very easy to do." - Comment on the piece by aphra_behn
- Shakesville: Triggered (Part 2.)
Updated, and adding this point: “I don’t understand this “you can’t predict every single trigger ever” argument against the use of TWs/CNs. Because you might fail someone, you just resolve to definitely fail everyone? Okay.”
And two tweets from Jamie Kilstein:
“Glad brave writers are finally taking on trigger warnings. It’s about time someone stood up to the powerful “people who get triggered” lobby.”
“It’s two fucking words. Trigger. Warning. How lazy are you assholes? That’s all they want. Two fucking words so they don’t relive trauma.”
And I want to add that TWs can be tools for conversation. It can give people enough time to prepare for the topic, so they maybe DON’T go to extremes and double down and disregard what’s being discussed.
After seeing some people I feel are smarter bandwagon the idea (Sorry fellas, you aren’t thought leaders on this) that TWs are a bad thing, I felt that was an important point to make - especially given their usual objections to divisive extreeeeeemes people go to instead of finding a middle ground. If you want your needs to be considered, you have to make it a two way street. Don’t void a tool because it’s new to you or makes you uncomfortable - stop and LEARN.
Sure, describe people being upset that they have to deal with constant political and social oppression as being “butthurt”. Way to compassion, guys.
Let me dance you the dance of my hungries…
The Year Of The Beard - by Molly Lewis (by Molly Lewis)
File under “Things that will never happen no matter how hard you try or how badly you want it.”
P.S. This is a thing I drew months ago and I have a hard time looking at it without crying.