the concept of trigger warnings entering mainstream awareness is very frequently leading to bullshit like:
"but if we start putting TWs on everything how will these people ever learn to cope with their trauma????"
like excuse me but you obviously aren’t a trained professional and know nothing about how exposure therapy or PTSD treatments actually work, so shut the fuck up because nobody cares what you think, your opinions are 100% irrelevant
not to mention, there is this idea that “well if you need trigger warnings then you should be in therapy!”
not everyone can afford therapy. and even if you can, therapy takes time. you don’t go once and suddenly stop being triggered by traumatic content.
not to mention, people often use trigger warnings on tumblr and other platforms because they are trying to create a safe space. so why not make that space a little more thoughtful and caring, so that they can scroll through their dash and look at gifs of cute animals without coming across something to ruin their day.
yeah, and therapy is difficult even if you can do it. i did weekly therapy and it was hard to go to sometimes because i knew what i’d have to relive. so the process of treating trauma and healing from can be painful and make people either not want to start or finish therapy.
Your first time is NOT supposed to hurt
You are NOT supposed to bleed
If you bleed, that is NOT your hymen being ‘popped’, it is a tear due to lack of sexual arousal and natural lubrication.
This is all a MYTH perpetrated by men so they don’t have to make sure you are comfortable and sufficiently aroused enough before you have sex with them. It is an excuse to disregard and hurt you.
I just really want women to know this.
— Laverne Cox (via angerisbeautiful-79)
cuz we KNOW there’s gonna be waaaay too many people patting themselves on the back saying “ok the trans issue is solved we did a good job” because laverne cox got nominated like NOOOOO there are still are still trans people that need to be supported listened to loved and defended. there is still a culture of transphobia and transmisogyny that needs to be dismantled. work to be done. (via wocinsolidarity)