You know the thing I notice all the time about tags is, on any other blog I run, if I just fucking stream of consciousness it, no one says a damn thing, it doesn’t matter how many followers I have, no one cares.
If I post literal gibberish in the tags, no one says a damn thing to me.
If I tag for triggers though–it doesn’t matter which blog, or how many followers I have, people complain. Why?
Because they don’t like their privilege being pointed out. They don’t like the fact that certain things don’t affect them in the same way it affects other people, because they are privileged enough to not be bothered by it.
Trigger Warnings don’t mean I’m not going to fucking talk about something, it’s the opposite, it means I can, in more detail, talk about something that’s delicate and disturbing to some, without as much worry of being insensitive and hamfisted.
The only reason people care so much about my tags is because they remind them of their positions in life over others. and well shit we can’t be drawing attention to the hegemonic culture. The ”invisible” groups of privileged people who seem to decide what is and is not okay for all to see.
"if people were rain then i was a drizzle and she was a sharknado"
the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her