Monday, May 5th, 2014

The 'Trigger Warning' Chronicles

"Some version of the term began appearing on feminist message boards in discussions of sexual assault in the late '90s. Andi Zeisler, the co-founder and editorial/creative director of the feminist publication Bitch magazine, said the phrase often popped up on a community forum on Ms. Magazine’s website. 'The first time I saw trigger warnings used was on Ms. Magazine’s bulletin board in the late '90s and early '00s,' she said. 'It might have been on other feminist sites, but I only remember seeing it on Ms.'" —Consider this exhaustive history of the phrase "trigger warning" a vital document for the post-Tumblr internet.