when someone makes what they feel is a cogent argument against trigger warnings, i stop paying attention to them. if possible i set it up so i will never read another thing they write, ever again. they have forfeited my attention.

i stopped reading the St. John's College Women's Circle FB group after someone started an argument about trigger warnings. i felt unwelcome. a blog id taken an interest in just put up a guest post arguing against trigger warnings, so i unfollowed that blog. i'd lost interest.

at the start i shouldn't have to make an argument for such a fundamental kindness directed towards those of us with content sensitivities. moreover, if someone thinks their freedom of speech is more important than my ability to make it through the day, i'm not really interested in the rest of what they have to say.