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mk  ·  316 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: “Microaggressions”, “Trigger Warnings”, and the New Meaning of “Trauma”

    Oh, I should add: fuck my trauma too. I must be old-fashioned, but I always thought coming to terms with pain was part of growing up. I’ve never expected anyone to not knock on my door because it reminds me of that terrifying morning decades ago. I’ve never blown up at anyone for startling me with a camera flash (I’ve never even mentioned it to anyone who did). I’ve never expected anyone to not talk about Iraq or Afghanistan around me, even though some memories still hurt. I don’t need trigger warnings because a book might remind me of a murder victim I’ve seen.

Equally important to add.

I've had just a bit of trauma. Less than some, more than some.

These are first world problems, and it's difficult not to be annoyed by them. Microaggression is an odd one; it's what happens when you talk with ignorant people or people that don't like you. If neither of these things is true, you are probably being intolerant, which is a kind of hostility, or you might say, microaggression.