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Sensitive Topics

This page exists to help warn people about content in this comic that may be triggering or upsetting. This page may contain general spoilers about the comic. The index below is always updated at least 6 weeks in advance. The list of sensitive themes will grow as the comic progresses. There's a lot of subjectivity in this process, so I will not perfectly encapsulate all potentially upsetting ideas on this page. I welcome feedback about how to manage this page and what to include on it.

Things that will not appear in this comic: uncensored nudity, graphic sex, graphic violence, gore, flashing images, mention of numbers related to weight and dieting.

General controversial themes that are discussed with open scrutiny throughout this comic: religion, social justice ideas, sexuality, landscaping and gardening, environmentalism, mental illness, anti-LGBT viewpoints, raising children.

This comic depicts several PTSD flashbacks from a car accident. All instances will be listed in advance, in the index below:

Index of Sensitive Themes:

Comics with sensitive themes coming up in the next 6-12 weeks:

7/17/2020 - Discussion of menstruation
9/4/2020 - PTSD flashback

Sensitive themes in past comics:

PTSD Flashback: 30: Stitches
Panic attack: 30: Stitches, 31: Lily's PTSD

Discussion of anti-gay beliefs - 10: Discriminatory Beliefs
Discussion of fear of men - 15: Alone at Night, 16: Fear of Men, 17: Misogynistic Attitudes
Discussion of sexual assault - 17: Misogynistic Attitudes
Discussion of mental illness - 23: Trauma, 24: Mental Illness, 25: Depression, 26: Toxic Ideas 27: Medication, 28: Anorexia
Discussion of trauma and PTSD - 23: Trauma, 24: Mental Illness, 36: Kids Are People
Discussion of depression - 25: Depression
Discussion of medication - 27: Medication
Discussion of death of a friend - 27: Medication, 28: Anorexia
Discussion of weight and eating disorders - 28: Anorexia
Discussion of controlling parenting - 35: Parenting, 36: Kids Are People
Discussion of romanticized abuse - 45: Fifty Shades of Grey