Most of these "triggers" are common. People need to GROW UP. Not just the ones who've had bad experiences in relation to these terms--because hey, nobody is making you click on a link--but also those individuals who advocate this nanny state policy. Your entire tumblr is pathetic. Anonymous

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For one, yes, many of these triggers are common—that is why the list is called “Common Trigger Warnings”. I commend you on taking a title and turning it into an explanatory statement.

Trauma triggers are very real. Being triggered isn’t a sign someone isn’t “grow[ing] up”. You need to do a little research before you declare real problems a matter of of people who need to grow up. Since you obviously didn’t come hear for information as much as you did to be a shit, I won’t be helping you with that. Though you’re welcome to use the Anon option again if you actually want information on triggers.

In regard to your “nanny state” comment, no one on this blog has advocated that the government make trigger warnings legally mandatory (whether or not anyone on this believes they should be, no one has advocated). But good going revealing yourself to be the kind of douche bag who uses the word “nanny state”.

Your trypophobia link. It is not safe as it claims. Anonymous

Thank you for telling us. As soon as I can figure out what’s keeping me from editing the pages and how to fix it, I’ll be sure to correct that.

Is there an adopted or foster kid privilege? Anonymous

I don’t see how there would be…?


Please add "institutionalization" and "eugenics" to your tw list. secretsofthedisabled

For some reason I’m having difficulty editing things, but I’ll be sure to add them ASAP.


please add "able-bodied" to your privilege checklist, as disabled people of all kinds have a long and violent history of oppression by able-bodied people and those typifying able-bodiedness as the ideal human form. Thanks Anonymous

Able-bodied is already on the privilege list, but thank you for the message. 


Sorry about that, folks…

For those of you that just saw the ask about “good hearing privilege”, that was a mistake on my part.  It was an ask that came to my private blog that I accidentally published here.

Sorry about that!


What is "ace-hating" as I saw on Oh Yeah Safe Spaces? I've diligently searched aaaallll over Google and couldn't find anything relevant. johndeand

fracturedrefuge: “Ace” is a common abbreviation for “asexual”.  Therefore, “ace-hating” would be prejudice against asexual people.

Isnt multiplicity just a facade used so that white people can claim to be a part of an oppressed group? Anonymous

fracturedrefuge: Hahahahaha no.

I'm not denying Christian privilege, but I don't think it's universal - I think there are countries where Muslim privilege, Hindu privilege etc would exist and (unless I'm mistaken) there are countries where Athiest privilege would exist (I saw an article about religious persecution, but it wasn't my magazine so didn't read it properly). I think seeing Christianity as the main religion of the world is kind of connected to UK/US privilege. superawesomephoenix

hopelessly-romantic-cynic: This is a good point; I will add a note beside Christian Privilege on the list.

I would like to address the other probable privileges you mentioned. I think colonialism & racism really dampen some of the privilege these religions have in the counties in which they are dominant. The United States has decided that “The War on Terror” needs to be fought in the Middle East, which is perceived as “the Muslim world”. It doesn’t necessarily eliminate it (I will let other people with lived experience speak to the specific ways this affects them if anyone wants to add something), but it does effect it. Other countries aren’t sending troops into the US or the UK to change our customs and using the fact that Christianity is predominant in our culture to point out how oppressed we are.

Anyway, thank for sending us your input, and I will put a note about the non-universalness of the privilege & the US/UK-centeredness of the checklist. Please feel free to contact this blog again if you have any questions, criticism, comments, etc.

I'd say that masculine privilege is A Thing, although it's a bit complicated with the way it intersects with male privilege. It's most clearly seen in the way that trans women (and other 'feminine' MAAB non-cis folks) get a lot more shit than trans men (and indeed all 'masculine' FAAB non-cis folks) Anonymous

Okay, so this clearly needs to be discussed before it is removed from the list.

I would like to start out saying I’m really having issues dealing with how this is phrased because there are FAAB trans women & MAAB trans men & not all non-binary people who are FAAB are masculine &  not all MAAB non-binary people are feminine. Some of that is coming from this ask specifically & some of it is coming from the way that I have seen people talk about this subject when they bring birth assignment into the equation, but I needed point it out.

I do think that you have a point, Anon, but I think you’re a little off in how you present it. Non-cis people (who may or may not ID as trans* because not everyone does) are punished for their femininity and/or masculinity and for their non-cisness, but it has a lot more to do with an intersectionality of sexism and cissexism with gender role norms than a specific axis of masculine privilege. Feel free to elaborate on your point if you disagree. I may elaborate on what I mean here in the near future.

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