The Latest Study on Trigger Warnings Finally Convinced Me They’re Not Worth It
That doesn’t mean people’s requests to be treated with care can’t be heeded.
Imagine letting new evidence change your mind about something! Doesn't seem very 2019 Journalism
Payton J. Jones
My favorite media coverage of trigger warnings so far! (OK, I might be just a liiitle biased)
Trigger warnings are probably useless for most&potentially a little harmful to some. So, with no clear upside, why risk it? because it is easy to want to feel like you’re doing something helpful. Yet it may come at the expense of *actually* helping.
Trigger warnings “countertherapeutically reinforce survivors’ view of their trauma as central to their identity"
Study last year concluding trigger warnings don't work was limited bes. it tested broad population, instead of ppl who might need them. New study solves that problem. Trigger warnings still don't work.
Trigger warnings may have been developed under incredibly well-meaning pretenses, but they have failed to prove useful in study after study -- and are potentially a little harmful to some. With no clear upside, why risk it?
Joseph N. Cohen
Study: Trigger warnings unhelpful
Dr Jordan B Peterson
The latest on trigger warnings: turns out they're counterproductive. Who would have guessed?
Ian Miles Cheong
This just in: Trigger Warnings are worthless.
Great write-up of recent trigger-warning science from
I’m really glad to see this piece get written. We shouldn’t be afraid to abandon trigger warnings, or any other kind of well-intended intervention, if they’re not helping out.
“Trigger warnings may have been developed under incredibly well-meaning pretenses, but they have now failed to prove useful in study after study.” And, not surprisingly, some evidence for harm. Better to do stuff that works.
TW: Trigger warnings don’t work, and might hurt.
Has there been any interesting critical discussion of these studies yet?
tannic pixie scream girl👻
“If you feel you need a trigger warning, what you really need is better mental health care.” No fucking shit—trigger warnings are just one more example of outsourcing services that shouldn’t rely on the good intentions if individuals.