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A statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material (often used to introduce a description of such content)‘there probably should be a trigger warning for people dealing with grief’‘trigger warning: sexual assault discussed very bluntly’
- ‘Trigger warnings have been used on the Internet for a long time, first appearing on feminist websites visited by victims of sexual attacks.’
- ‘This article should have a trigger warning.’
- ‘An op-ed in the student paper suggested that study of "The Great Gatsby" should require trigger warnings about violence and gore.’
- ‘The most vociferous criticism has focused on trigger warnings for materials that have an established place on syllabuses across the country.’
- ‘This second video comes with a heavy trigger warning, as it shows a great many clips to emphasize her points.’
- ‘I have a follower on Tumblr who has requested that posts about self-harm be marked with trigger warnings because they cause him anxiety.’
- ‘Any mention of tech buses in San Francisco should come with a trigger warning, because pretty much every discussion surrounding the massive, much-maligned vehicles comes fully equipped with deep contention.’
- ‘Trigger warning: Sexual assault descriptions.’
- ‘To be fair, Bring the Noize should probably come with a trigger warning for photosensitive epilepsy, but other than that the video seems fairly harmless.’
- ‘According to a New York Times report, college students are now requesting "trigger warnings" from professors.’
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