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. 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.
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. Then Cultural Marxists tried creating what they called "safe spaces" free of being triggered.
Some feminists object to trigger warnings because they make feminists look weak.
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."
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. The Montana Human Rights Network has planned a rally in Kalispell to protest the family's views.
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.
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 but common triggers are intense excitement and emotional stress. 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.
Promotion by universities
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."
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.
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.
The student government association is OFFERING EMERGENCY COUNSELING FOR STUDENTS TRIGGERED BY THE TRUMP 2016 CAMPUS CHALKINGS. Their email is below:
Emory University President, Jim Wagner, emailed the entire student body after protesters showed up at his office. It began:
The Emory University newspaper also included quotes from students:
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". Richard J. McNally, a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University while writing for Pacific Standard 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.
The over-use of trigger warnings as a Cultural Marxist fad can even be a trigger itself for trauma. 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".
- San Diego Comic Con - Can Girls Be Geeks? at 2 minutes
- Trigger warnings demean feminism. Here's why.
- http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2449483&page= ABCnews.com
- http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/fighting-words/Content?oid=1137515 Missoulanews.com
- 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
- Jarvie, Jenny (3 March 2014). "Trigger Happy". The New Republic.
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11106670/Trigger-warnings-more-harm-than-good.html Trigger warnings: more harm than good?
- 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
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-26295437 Trigger warnings: What do they do? by BBC News
- http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/05/trigger-warnings-and-the-novelists-mind.html Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker