As I think back on my femme-fatale themed Intro to Fiction and Writing course, I realize now that I touched on several possibly traumatic topics: Homosexuality (x2–Lady Audley’s Secret and Carmilla), Suicide (x2 in Double Indemnity), Rape (Gone Girl…and intended rape in a version of LRRH), Bigamy (Lady Audley’s Secret), and Incest (discussed in relation to Circe Lannister in Game of Thrones, who was a favorite choice for character analysis of a femme fatale at the beginning of the semester). Perhaps because I was so matter-of-fact about our discussion of these topics (or perhaps “oblivious” would be a better adjective), no issues arose in our class discussions. Or perhaps I got lucky that my two classes handled these topics so well. But now that I am aware of the possible consequences of these topics, I wonder if I’ll be able to discuss them as I did before or if I will be (overly) cautious and hesitant, possibly causing my students more discomfort in response to my discomfort. I *loved* teaching this class and the students responded so well that I hate to now be hesitant to approach these texts again. Maybe ignorance, in this case, was bliss.