a person who i like following on tumblr just posted that cafeteria security photo of eric harris and dylan klebold.
if she had put trigger warnings i wouldn’t be too upset, because at least then i could be like, well, it’s my own fault i didn’t have this blacklisted.
but she didn’t use any warnings, it’s just the photo with no text or tags at all, and yes, thatreallypisses me off.
how is it so difficult to put “school shootings” (or “columbine” or “school violence” or whatever) in the tags
“school shootings” is sixteen keystrokes. it really won’t hurt you to type it out. and it could save certain people, such as myself and many of my friends, from a lot of grief.
i have friends who are survivors of a school shooting. i knew people who died in a school shooting. so yes, i’m going to get really upset when i see pictures like this. i’m very lucky in that i was never personally involved in a situation like this, but i was indirectly affected by virtue of having friends who were there, who died, who lost loved ones, who were shot but survived, whose lives were spared by some random stroke of luck.
on my personal scale, this picture is worse than non-tagged images of self-injury, and only marginally better than non-tagged images of suicide.
trigger warnings are fucking important, people.