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A parody story highlighting what Cultural Marxists say is triggering.
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Triggered! Check your privilege.

Triggered is a term invented by feminists that became popularized in the 2010s. It is what a female Cultural Marxist uses when something makes them mildly emotionally upset and they see a great opportunity to complain at length about it, far in excess of how much it upset them. Examples include hearing the word "rape", being misgendered, and even clapping.[1][2] It's become a popular word for them to complain about anything politically incorrect. They also warn people with "trigger warning".

In rare cases, male Cultural Marxists use it. This is very shameful. "Okay guys out there, here's some advice. You should never use the word 'trigger' in a non-ironic fashion unless you're talking about something you pull when a 'youth' is breaking into your house. That's the only reason to use the word trigger," to quote Ramzpaul.[3]

History of the term

It came from "trauma trigger" in 1918, a sane concept about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the late 1990s, feminists on internet forums started using the word. In the 2000s, it was used occassionally on LiveJournal, the first popular blogging website. In the 2010s, it became very popular from people supporting and and others mocking it. Cultural Marxists on Tumblr often use it.[4] Then Cultural Marxists tried creating what they called "safe spaces" free of being triggered.[5]

Some feminists object to trigger warnings because they make feminists look weak.[6]

As an example of making fun of the concept, Urban Dictionary defines "triggering" as, "something retarded feminist landwhales on tumblr say when they see a man, porn, or anything that isn't a women castrating a man."[7]

Real illness from stress

The band Prussian Blue was by two girls Lynx and Lamb. The band was white nationalist, which is a political belief people are persecuted for. At the age of 14, the family moved to a new town. Residents of their new city passed out fliers and put up signs in store windows attacking the children.[8] The Montana Human Rights Network has planned a rally in Kalispell to protest the family's views.[9]

The two girls also received a lot of hate mail. “There was a lot of predatory energy from those guys that was really hard for my sister and me to take and as we got older, developing and becoming women, we realized this might get a little more intense,” Lynx explained. The hate ironically professed equality and brotherhood.[10]

Then the girls went from being homeschooled all their life to public school for the first time.

After all this persecution from Cultural Marxists, the two girls became very ill. Within months after moving to this new town, Lynx, then a freshman in high school developed a rare condition called CVS, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, which has no apparent cause[11] but common triggers are intense excitement and emotional stress.[12] Her sister Lamb also developed health problems after all the bullying in her new town and at her new school including lack of appetite and emotional stress.[13]

Promotion by universities

It is also promoted by universities, specifically Cultural Marxist universities, but is there a university in a white country that isn't Cultural Marxist these days?

Angus Johnston, a history professor at the City University of New York, said that trigger warnings can be a part of "sound pedagogy," pedagogy being a gibberish pseudointellectual word meaning "education". He claimed that students encountering material that might trigger them are "coming to it as whole people with a wide range of experiences, and that the journey we’re going on together may at times be painful. It’s not coddling them to acknowledge that. In fact, it’s just the opposite."[14]

Student activists at UC Santa Barbara forced the school to make it mandatory that every class has a trigger warnings for anything that might upset students, though the two most emotionally upsetting things in a university are getting a bad grade and having to try to memorize endless gibberish for exams that you will not remember a month later and be guaranteed to forget once you graduate and find that employers only care about work experience and not your degree, which they only required because it's illegal to give an intelligence test to people so they made you pay a fortune for a degree as a subtitute. Professors would be required to alert students of such material and allow them to skip classes that could make them feel uncomfortable, which will then result in them getting lower grades which is what is the real emotionally upsetting thing of college--well unless something bad happens like a woman falsely accuses you of rape because you broke up with her and carries a mattress around all year so the entire studen body bullies you, but universities will never protect people from those traumas.[15]

Example of a triggering event at a university

In March 2016 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia saw advertisements for Donald Trump for president on campus. These were regular harmless advertisements basically like "Trump 2016". The students all felt extremely triggered.[16][17]

The student government association is OFFERING EMERGENCY COUNSELING FOR STUDENTS TRIGGERED BY THE TRUMP 2016 CAMPUS CHALKINGS. Their email is below:

That being said, by nature of the fact that for a significant portion of our student population, the messages represent particularly bigoted opinions, policies, and rhetoric directed at populations represented at Emory University, we would like to express our concern regarding the values espoused by the messages displayed, and our sympathy for the pain experienced by members of our community...

It is clear to us that these statements are triggering for many of you. As a result, both College Council and the Student Government Association pledge to stand in solidarity with those communities who feel threatened by this incident and to help navigate the student body through it and the environment of distrust and unease it has created.

To that end, Emergency Funds within the College Council monetary policy were created to provide time-sensitive funds during circumstances involving discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and such funds are available to any student organization looking to sponsor events in response to this incident.

Emory University President, Jim Wagner, emailed the entire student body after protesters showed up at his office. It began:

Yesterday I received a visit from 40 to 50 student protesters upset by the unexpected chalkings on campus sidewalks and some buildings yesterday morning, in this case referencing Donald Trump. The students shared with me their concern that these messages were meant to intimidate rather than merely to advocate for a particular candidate, having appeared outside of the context of a Georgia election or campus campaign activity. During our conversation, they voiced their genuine concern and pain in the face of this perceived intimidation.

The Emory University newspaper also included quotes from students:

"Roughly 40 students gathered shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the outdoors space between the Administration Building and Goodrich C. White Hall; many students carried signs featuring slogans such as "Stop Trump" or "Stop Hate" and an antiphonal chant addressed to University administration, led by College sophomore Jonathan Peraza, resounded "You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!" throughout the Quad. Peraza opened the door to the Administration Building and students moved forward towards the door, shouting "It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains."

"You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!"

"I'm supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here] but this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well ... I don't deserve to feel afraid at my school."

"(Faculty) are supporting this rhetoric by not ending it. People of color are struggling academically because they are so focused on trying to have a safe community and focus on these issues [related to having safe spaces on campus]."

"What I also saw on the steps near Cox [Hall] Bridge was 'Accept the Inevitable: Trump 2016,. That was a bit alarming. What exactly is the inevitable? Why does it have to be accepted?"

To the Cultural Marxist students, it was The Chalkocaust: Pro-Trump Chalking is literally another Holocaust!![18]

Evidence they make traumas worse

The Daily Telegraph interviewed Professor Metin Basoglu, a psychologist internationally recognised for his trauma research, who said about Trigger Warnings, "The media should actually – quite the contrary… Instead of encouraging a culture of avoidance, they should be encouraging exposure. Most trauma survivors avoid situations that remind them of the experience. Avoidance means helplessness and helplessness means depression. That’s not good".[19] Richard J. McNally, a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University while writing for Pacific Standard[20] discussed the merit of trigger warnings noting that "Trigger warnings are designed to help survivors avoid reminders of their trauma, thereby preventing emotional discomfort. Yet avoidance reinforces PTSD. Conversely, systematic exposure to triggers and the memories they provoke is the most effective means of overcoming the disorder." while citing several academic studies conducted on PTSD sufferers. Frank Furedi, a former Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, described trigger warnings as a form of narcissism, with the concerns not really being about the content of a book or work of art but about individual students asserting their own importance.[21]

The over-use of trigger warnings as a Cultural Marxist fad can even be a trigger itself for trauma.[22] As trigger warnings have become a politically correct fad, Jay Caspian Kang, best known for his sports writing at Grantland, discussed the effect trigger warnings would have on novelists and notes they are "reducing a work of literature to its ugliest plot points".[23]

Gallery

Videos

"Trigger Warning" by Karina Stow (CUPSI 2015)
I'm Triggered Again - #imtriggered
Protestors go crazy during The Triggering event at UMass

See also

References

  1. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/24/feminist-conference-says-clapping-triggers-anxiety/
  2. http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/25/no-clapping-for-uk-feminist-students-its-a-trigger/
  3. San Diego Comic Con - Can Girls Be Geeks? at 2 minutes
  4. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trigger
  5. http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Safe_space
  6. Trigger warnings demean feminism. Here's why.
  7. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=triggering
  8. http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2449483&page= ABCnews.com
  9. http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/fighting-words/Content?oid=1137515 Missoulanews.com
  10. http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/8451218.html
  11. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028160
  12. http://cvsaonline.org/what-is-cvs/
  13. https://cookiesandsangria.com/2013/10/11/where-are-they-now-tween-nazis/
  14. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/inside_higher_ed/2014/05/hostos_community_college_professor_angus_johnston_explains_why_trigger_warnings.2.html Professor Angus Johnston in Slate Magazine
  15. Jarvie, Jenny (3 March 2014). "Trigger Happy". The New Republic. 
  16. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/03/24/students-terrified-by-trump-2016-chalk-drawings.html
  17. http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/emory-students-terrified-by-trump-2016-campus-chalkings-032216
  18. http://www.dailystormer.com/the-chalkocaust-pro-trump-chalking-is-literally-another-holocaust/
  19. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11106670/Trigger-warnings-more-harm-than-good.html Trigger warnings: more harm than good?
  20. http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/hazards-ahead-problem-trigger-warnings-according-research-81946 Hazards Ahead: The Problem With Trigger Warnings, According to the Research
  21. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29427843
  22. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-26295437 Trigger warnings: What do they do? by BBC News
  23. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/05/trigger-warnings-and-the-novelists-mind.html Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker

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