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    The only thing I get pissed about seeing, untagged, on my dash, is pornographic shit.
    It's not "triggering," but it is a courtesy to tag those kinds of things, because I already have the appropriate filters in place. And god forbid I decide to browse Tumblr using public wi-fi.

    So yeah, that pisses me the fuck off. Granted, I block those posts immediately when I see them.

    I do try to tag most of my stuff, in general, as a courtesy. Be it violence, blood, gore, or certain fandoms.
    Not because I think someone will have panic attacks after the 3299324th piece of Mario fanart I reblog, but just in case they want to filter that because it gets annoying.

    I don't think people need to just "suck it up." Filters and blocking systems give us a much cleaner experience on the internet, when it can otherwise be filled with a ton of shit we need to shovel through just to find the few things we're actually interested in. That happens with such a large amount of content constantly being posted and displayed to you. There has to be some measure in place to organize it all and find what actually relates to your own interest.
    So I do think that people should use tags more thoroughly.
    I just don't think they should also cry out "THIS IS TRIGGERING ME" while they do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vae View Post
    The only thing I get pissed about seeing, untagged, on my dash, is pornographic shit.
    It's not "triggering," but it is a courtesy to tag those kinds of things, because I already have the appropriate filters in place. And god forbid I decide to browse Tumblr using public wi-fi.

    So yeah, that pisses me the fuck off. Granted, I block those posts immediately when I see them.

    I do try to tag most of my stuff, in general, as a courtesy. Be it violence, blood, gore, or certain fandoms.
    Not because I think someone will have panic attacks after the 3299324th piece of Mario fanart I reblog, but just in case they want to filter that because it gets annoying.

    I don't think people need to just "suck it up." Filters and blocking systems give us a much cleaner experience on the internet, when it can otherwise be filled with a ton of shit we need to shovel through just to find the few things we're actually interested in. That happens with such a large amount of content constantly being posted and displayed to you. There has to be some measure in place to organize it all and find what actually relates to your own interest.
    So I do think that people should use tags more thoroughly.
    I just don't think they should also cry out "THIS IS TRIGGERING ME" while they do it.
    I'm more pointing out people who react like "OMG YOU DIDN'T TAG EVERY SINGLE THING THAT A FEW PEOPLE MAY NOT LIKE. YOU'RE TRIGGERING ME YOU HITLER!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASB View Post
    The use of "cisgendered" aka "cis" came about when people realized that gender is fluid. Thus, you have a ton of different identifiers:

    Cis = you identify with the sex/gender you were born as.
    Trans = you identify as the opposite sex/gender to what you were born as.
    Agender = you identify as non-gendered/don't give a shit. [Generally using they/their/them pronouns.]
    Genderfluid = you can feel like a boy on monday, a girl on tuesday, and agender on wednesday, to put it basically.

    Those are the most commonly used, anyway, I'm sure there are thousands more. Gender and sexuality are such diverse spectrums that cisgendered pretty much had to become a term.

    Now, on the actual topic... yeah, Tumblr goes overboard with many things, triggering being among them. Although I will point out that many people use them for non-traumatic things for good reason - for example, if you're sick or dieting, tagging #food can be useful. And, of course, tagging actual triggers [death, gore, murder, sexual assault, phobias, etc.] is a very, very good thing. Generally when it comes to triggering, I go by the rule of "if someone asks you to tag/note something, do it." It takes ~3 seconds out of your day, and can save someone from flashbacks or panic attacks.

    Granted, I haven't been on Tumblr in months, so it might have gotten out of hand. \_(ツ)_/
    But gender is not fluid. It all depends on what you've got downstairs physically and it's really that simple. It's not a matter of how you feel or care about it.

    Then you've got different sexualities which can vary more, though three different generalisations are more than enough.
    Hetero, homo, bi.

    I do know this is all happening to please people in that you wouldn't offend anyone by mislabeling them, but I don't think tumblr folk even know what gender means anymore...nor rape.

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    What about asexuals? Some people don't desire sex at all.

    To gender-fluid folks...they want to pass as a man one day, a woman the next. I've been in this situation before. I want to try binding and packing just to know definitively if it's what I want, if I feel more comfortable as a man than as a woman (or as both, depending on the day). And if not, I at least know for sure.

    I believe in triggers. We went over it in depth in my Psychology classes. Some things I blacklist tags because they annoy me, or I tag them on my own blog for others to blacklist, because they provoke arguments with others. I have very few actual triggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medacris View Post
    What about asexuals? Some people don't desire sex at all.

    To gender-fluid folks...they want to pass as a man one day, a woman the next. I've been in this situation before. I want to try binding and packing just to know definitively if it's what I want, if I feel more comfortable as a man than as a woman (or as both, depending on the day). And if not, I at least know for sure.

    I believe in triggers. We went over it in depth in my Psychology classes. Some things I blacklist tags because they annoy me, or I tag them on my own blog for others to blacklist, because they provoke arguments with others. I have very few actual triggers.
    I have none..

    I have things I don't like so I don't look and I have causes that I fight for and things I just don't do.

    Doesn't mean I'm going to sit down and bitch at someone because they "triggered" me..

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    It's not like tumblr made up triggers or trigger warnings. That's why you're a dick if you set off rockets near someone with PTSD, not because tumblr said so. There are people on tumblr that take it too far and want every little thing given a tw, but from this thread it sounds like there's some vague annoyance with tags which isn't really the same thing at all.

    sure tags like #food help people avoid food posts if it bugs them, but it also lets people find stuff they life.

    As for movies with violence and needing specifics for triggers, it's not hard to find. The general MPAA will just say strong violence, but there's a million and one resources for more specific warnings. It's not required by law, no one will force you do to it, but it's not a bad thing either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirCoffeecup View Post
    But gender is not fluid. It all depends on what you've got downstairs physically and it's really that simple. It's not a matter of how you feel or care about it.

    Then you've got different sexualities which can vary more, though three different generalisations are more than enough.
    Hetero, homo, bi.

    I do know this is all happening to please people in that you wouldn't offend anyone by mislabeling them, but I don't think tumblr folk even know what gender means anymore...nor rape.
    Gender is most definitely fluid. What you're thinking of is sex. The sexes are male, female, and intersex. Gender is a completely different thing. Sex = the biological sex you were born with, gender = the gender you identify with, which can be male, female, agender, genderfluid, etc.

    Sexuality cannot be "generalized". It's a spectrum. That's like saying crime can be generalized to murder and rape. There are thousands of other crimes, not just those two, even though they are what most people jump to when they think of crime.

    Sex = the sexual organs you were born with.
    Gender = the gender identity you identify as/with.
    Rape = unwanted sexual intercourse; if you do not have clear, sober consent, it's rape.
    Sexual abuse = unwanted sexual contact; everything other than sexual intercourse that did not have consent, basically.

    So, uh, no. Sex does not equal gender.

    Quote Originally Posted by mythil View Post
    Again, I am for the tagging of things that need tagging, gore, rape, horror and so on. I tend to use the typical (UK) age rating system when considering my tags. But what do these people do when they go to an 18's rated movie or game? If there is a specific type of violence on the screen do they start yelling that the film didn't tag correctly? (Note: Films are tagged by level of violence, not what type of violence is happening).
    Generally people who are triggered by violence just... don't go to R-rated films or play violent games? I mean, if you know that you're triggered by something, you're not going to put yourself in a situation that could trigger you on purpose. For example: I'm uncomfortable with rape. It makes me nauseous and angry. Ergo, I don't watch movies with rape in them, nor do I play games that feature rape [although thankfully there are fewer of those]. People can easily control what types of media they consume irl - they can't do so as easily on the web.

    So... basically what Fay V said.
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    I will reiterate the fact that

    A) Tags are good for the things people don't want to see that are legit upsetting
    B) If you are moaning that you're "triggered" by just about everything then you have a very, very thin skin and that's just dumb.

    I'm not in favour of the overuse of the word "triggering" to accuse people of or remove things just because you don't like them. (Please refer to point A)

    Also the "How dare you get my preferred gender wrong" is just, annoying. I'll call you want you want, fine fine, all good.. But don't just assume I'm going to KNOW. If you look like a dude I'm going to call you a dude unless you tell me otherwise.
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