>Colleen has a great post up summarizing the drama that’s been going on around Bitch Magazine’s publication of “100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader.” The comments on the magazine’s site are the best–incensed that Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels (among others) had been removed from the list because it might “trigger” victims of rape, other writers who have books on the list (Maureen Johnston, Ellen Klages, Scott Westerfeld, etc.) are demanding that their books be removed, too.
But these “triggers.” I dunno–while I don’t deny that subsequent experiences can unpleasantly or even horrifically cause a previous trauma to reemerge, who knows what is going to do what to whom? It seems like the ultimate drama queen trump card: you can’t say/write/show/do anything that might cause somebody/somewhere/sometime to have a panic attack? Shoot me now.