Thanks for this piece. I have supported trigger warnings, but yet felt a bit uncomfortable because I am a survivor of trauma with PTSD and I don’t get that luxury. I also can’t recall any material in classes being triggering, so I wonder what on earth some of these professors are offering! For what it’s worth, I work on a university campus and I see hundreds of students each semester exchanging ideas on the plaza. No sign of safe spaces. I don’t think the average college student is as fragile and coddled as some commentators think. However, you raise good points. Are trigger warnings worth it? And isn’t the syllabus warning enough?

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