Pet peeve

When somebody makes a resource about a problem, and their attempts to make it understandable to people who don’t have that problem, directly make it less accessible to people who do have the problem.

I mean things like:

— articles about PTSD that begin with a graphic description of a traumatic situation

— videos about / fictional TV or movie depictions of sensory overload that use enough bright lights and loud noises to cause sensory overload in the audience

and the thing that prompted this post, a video about how to cope with vertigo that began with a good sixty seconds of the camera being swung wildly back and forth. For the very same reason that I would like to watch the rest of the video, I don’t want to watch that.

Honorable mention goes to articles about trypophobia that include a bunch of pictures of things that are likely to trigger it.

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