Hi all. This week we talked about whether some books should have trigger warnings. 53% said yes, 14% said no, and 33% said they were unsure.
To be totally honest I’m extremely disappointed in the people who said no because their reasoning was “don’t read things that will trigger you.” It’s not that easy when you know that the book is about one thing and then surprise there’s a detailed domestic violence or sexual assault scene. So if you said no for a reason like that, check your privilege.
Also, it was brought up that almost anything can be a trigger. That’s 100% true however, I’m talking about graphic scenes that are totally unexpected. I will forever stand by my opinion of Perks of Being a Wallflower: it’s not a happy story to me, no matter how you spin it.
If you think that trigger warnings are censorship or spoil the plot, please refer to my original post this week to see why that isn’t true.
That’s all for now. Back again on Monday!