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Abortion
Some people have discovered that their parents would have preferred to have aborted them for a variety of reasons. Also some people have been forced to have abortions which can be very traumatic.
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Incestuous relationships
Tracking incestuous relationships can be helpful for people that have been sexually assaulted and/or abused by siblings. It's important that this not only includes siblings by blood, but also other forms when they were raised as siblings most of their lives. Incest is also sexual relationships between a parent and their child. So people who went through sexual abuse/assault by a parent or maybe a grandparent will also benefit from not seeing any depicted relationships of that kind.
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Is someone buried alive?
Being buried alive is an irrational fear of mine and when I see it in movies or shows it sometimes sends me into a panic attack so I prefer to know if it is shown before watching
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A pregnant woman dies
A woman who is pregnant, not yet given birth dies before the baby is born.
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Anxiety Attacks
I get a lot of anxiety attacks and seeing others get them too really triggers me and I can function for a long time, I think I'm not the only one
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A character gets gaslighted
“Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. (Wikipedia)” As someone who was gaslighted by an abusive ex i get triggered by movies with scenes involving gaslighting (like “V for Vendetta” a great film but I would have loved a warning). It’s no fun to be watching a film only for a character to find out they’ve been lied to and/or manipulated the whole movie.
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Cameras Filming You/Being Watched
camera angles, like shots from trees looking down or through windows/bushes send me into panic attacks. I have an irrational fear of this to the point where i search my house for recording devices weekly at least, and these angles make it worse
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Disembowelment
Disembowelment is the act of removing someone's stomach/intestines. This is important to track because it is almost always incredibly gruesome and can be a huge trigger for many people.
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Depictions of dementia
This is for a friend of mine, both of whose parents had it. It's very upsetting to her.
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Racial Slurs
sometimes there can be racial undertones without slurs (such as the n word, g*psy, w*tback, etc etc etc) being used. however sometimes it hits much harder if they are used, though, and i believe it would be nice to have that sort of distinction added
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Disabled character played by an able-bodied actress/actor
The disabled character is played by an able-bodied actress/actor, and not a disabled one.
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Racist violence
Violence targeting People Of Color (Physical and /or verbal violence)
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Eaten Alive
This deserves a category on its own beyond disembowelment or torture. I can no longer watch Stranger Things after a scene where we graphically see someone eaten alive and I know I'm not the only person who was triggered by this. Some of us cannot withstand scenes where someone or something is eaten alive and it shouldn't need more explanation than that. We would greatly appreciate having a forewarning on here.
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homophobic slurs
slurs or insults such as f*ggot, d*ke, fair, carpet muncher, etc can make a negative impact on lgbt+ youth. such words can upset them to the point of dissociation or ever worse a panic attack.
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Cannibalism
Although they have already proposed the categories "Zombies" and "Eaten Alive", cannibalism is a category apart from those two objectively speaking. For example, there are situations where a person is driven to cannibalism by circumstances (either forced by third parties or by desperation) or practice it without knowing it.
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Genital Trauma/Mutilation
I'm surprised this category doesn't already exist. Many movies feature scenes and/or dialog that could be triggering to anyone who is sensitive to the subject, such as Fight Club, Battle Royale, Django Unchained, and Pulp Fiction.
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Violence targeting LGBT+ people
Violence targeting LGBT+ people : Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia. (Physical and/or verbal violence)
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A Character Cheats
A character interacts romantically or sexually with someone while in a relationship with a different character. This could be triggering to someone who has been cheated on, or is uncomfortable with the subject.
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Slavery
The movie or serie is about slavery or shows slavery scenes.
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Bedbugs, Lice, or other Parasites
Many people have experienced the anxiety and stress resulting from an infestation of creepy crawlies that feed on their bodies. Bedbugs are especially stressful as they remove a sense of safety in the home and make sleep a frightening prospect (as they feed on blood while you sleep). Similarly, botfly larva, tapeworms, hookworms, leeches, etc all evoke body horror from a lack of bodily integrity. In short, parasites can cause a fear of one’s surroundings and lack of security in one’s own body.
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