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Dumb blonde jokes
Because it is a stereotype and it can offend people with blonde hair. Having blonde hair has nothing to do with intelligence.
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Mannequins
Automatonophobia can be loosely defined as the fear of wax figures, mannequins, humanoid robots, audio-animatronics, or other figures designed to represent humans. Only rarely does the fear become a full-blown phobia, but it is relatively common to experience hesitation or nervousness when confronting these figures.
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Retard used as a slur
This is a common and deeply upsetting trigger for developmentally disabled and autistic people, and can cause major panic attacks and meltdowns.
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"Fourth Wall" breaks
Shows, movies or games that break the fourth wall (For example, a character turning to face the camera and talking to the viewer, or a game tampering with files on the player's computer) may trigger paranoia or anxiety in some people.
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"Miscellaneous Unspecified" or a category to write down things that may be distressing or triggering that do not fall under any other category
Having a category where people can state if there is anything important that doesn't necessarily fall into other categories would be useful to prevent people from being triggered or upset by things that don't have a category yet or are particular unusual and don't often need their own category.
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9/11
Anything related to what happened at 9/11. storylines around 9/11 or buildings collapsing in big cities, etc.
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A baby is stillborn
It is important to understand that miscarriage and stillbirth are not the same thing.
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A baby or unborn child is shown
Seeing a baby or unborn child can be triggering to those who have lost an infant or pregnancy, or who have lost a sibling. I lost a late-term pregnancy and seeing a baby unexpectedly can be a very painful reminder of that and trigger flashbacks. Additionally, unborn children (a fetus or embryo) are shown completely unexpectedly at times and can be similarly triggering to those who miscarried, were coerced or forced to have an abortion, or are infertile/unable to conceive. For examples, the horror movie "The Hallow" showed a (possibly dead/deceased) infant crawling across the ground toward a character, which was completely unexpected and irrelevant to the plot, and the TV series Helix had an extended plot depicting a fetus in vitro in the second season.
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A bug dies
If a bug is shown squashed or electrocuted, it's not a great sight, whether you like or hate bugs. It's gross and could take away from scenes if someone is sensitive to this.
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A Car Honks/Screeching Brakes
Although the category of "Does a Car Crash?" is helpful, there are often times when the answer to that question is no, but someone slams on the horn or screeches their brakes and this can still be triggering to those impacted by car crashes, even if a crash is not present.
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A Charachter is Asphyxiated
This applies mostly to Space-set content where the body goes through significant harm and deadly trauma when sucked into the vacuum of space but can apply to drownings, claustrophobic environments or violence (which many are particularly sensitive to post the death of George Floyd). Not only that but these situations can be scary for children to watch, the suddenness of many situations where they occur can frighten adults and all viewers should be able to go into a movie aware of what they could see.
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A character becomes unconscious
Any instance of a character becoming unconscious, such as fainting, being knocked out in a fight, being sedated/anesthetized/otherwise chemically knocked out, etc; some viewers may find scenes like these disturbing or triggering for a variety of reasons.
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A character experiences body dysphoria
It is important to distinguish between body dysmorphia and dysphoria. Dysmorphia is seeing your body as something other than it is (i.e., someone thinking they are overweight when they are a healthy weight), which dysphoria is disliking your body or feeling that something about it is “wrong.” Both are experiences common to transgender people and people with eating disorders, but they are very much different and should be labeled as such.
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A Character Falls Down The Stairs
I have a crippling fear of stairs, to the point where I use ramps when walking into restaurants, or I use the elevator to go up 1 floor. Characters falling down the stairs triggers this, and I'd like to have a category added so that I can be warned of this
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A character has a chronic illness
Seeing a character who has a chronic illness can be very triggering for people who live with these illnesses and their families. This is often because the way the illness is portrayed in the film is inaccurate.
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A Character Has A Stroke
Strokes may be a trigger for some people, especially those with trauma relating to them.
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A character has agoraphobia
This may be upsetting for viewers who also have agoraphobia, particularly it is being misrepresented.
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A character is beaten up by a bully
I always had a tough time with shows or movies involving bullying where a character gets a nasty beat down from the bully
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a character is belittled, humiliated and severe second-hand embarresment
it can be very difficult for people to see any character, weather they are good or bad, getting humiliated. examples are the period blood scene in carrie. getting shit on by a bird. the scene in orange is the new black where she eats a sandwich with a planted tampon in it. puking or any form of bodily fluids coming out, especially in public. getting shamed while naked. being made fun of for smelling bad, or smt unusual that has happened to the character which they are not aware of. being belittled for something, like apparence, status, mistakes and failed attempts. all of these are hard for me to watch, especially when it's gross liquids on any person. and i think these are especially hard if you have ocd or intrusive thoughts like me, bc the images just will not go away and they have ruined many things for me. i REALLY would apreciate knowing if movies or series contain any of these things.
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a character is betrayed or backstabbed
A character's trust is betrayed by someone who they thought was a friend or ally.
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