What does it even mean, being 'triggered'? My understanding is that it just means that something brings back a difficult memory, and causes anxiety or something. Soooooo.... I get it that a rape victim might be triggered during an episode of Law & Order SVU. Seeing a man drunk around his kids 'triggers' me because my dad was a raging drunk. It give me anxiety, but it's not bad, it's just something that bugs me. But how does a person get triggered by, like, an entire population of people? Triggered by white women with blond hair? That doesn't sound like a trigger, it sounds racist. What am I missing here?