okay can we just one last thing
spreading the idea that one is only triggered when having a full blown, system-shut-down panic attack is damaging and delegitimizing to people who have physiologically and emotionally different reactions to triggers.
like slow burning, long lasting unease and fear.
that’s a trigger reaction too.
Books/tv shows/fictional characters;
I dream of the day when fandoms will root and love a female character without insulting and vilifying other female characters
when you stalk the notes on a post you’ve made and go to someone’s reblog all excited to read their tags
but there are no tags
it is never just a show
it is never just a book
it is never just a movie
it is never just a comic
The way we treat characters in media reflects the ideas we have about real people, and then our media goes on to enforce how we treat those real people.
I am all for enjoying the media I consume (and contrary to how it must look, I do enjoy a lot of media) but I am critical of everything I enjoy. No media exists in a vacuum. No media does not shadow the social system that constructed it.