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Trigger Warning

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by pete, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html
     
  2. Lili Marlene

    Lili Marlene Sleeperbloke Contributor Supporter

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    Did the "trigger warnings on books" thing ever happen in the end?
     
  3. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

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  4. nooly

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    i thought this was going to be about only fools and horses
     
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  5. Unicron

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    Watch out Del, the bar is open
     
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    тхеодоре кацзынски Well-Known Member

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  7. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

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  8. nooly

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    i find jazz hands triggering
     
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  9. GO

    GO Now Is Go Supporter

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    Triggering what exactly?

    No need to get too specific its a public forum
     
  10. Cormcolash

    Cormcolash Well-Known Member

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    I find trigger warnings and safe spaces triggering
     
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  11. 7 - No tomorrow

    7 - No tomorrow Feisty Contributor Supporter

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    I just need enough info to get me those cookies
     
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  13. Mormon Nailer

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    I can't help but think that this thread could develop into something really fun if @jane was still around. :-(
     
  14. Mormon Nailer

    Mormon Nailer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Anyway....

    I have a suspicion that we are going to look back in 20 years at this campus rape thing and see it as a bizarre outbreak of mass hysteria.
     
  15. VegetativeState

    VegetativeState New Member

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    This article raises some interesting points, especially around the creation of so-called safe spaces and the ultimately weakening effect they can have on people (ie making us ill-prepared for dealing with the 'real' world by creating trauma-free bubbles for us to exist in).

    "But the notion that ticklish conversations must be scrubbed clean of controversy has a way of leaking out and spreading. Once you designate some spaces as safe, you imply that the rest are unsafe. It follows that they should be made safer."

    Though this idea seems to be expressing itself a little ridiculously in places (in US unis), I don't see anything wrong with it fundamentally. Most places are unsafe, unless you're a person who experiences a lot of privilege (white, cis-male, middle/upper class, straight) and yeah, the world should be made safer for folks who don't experience that privilege. But we should be able to disagree with the tactics without disagreeing with that principle.

    Trigger warning are really useful in saving people from debilitating flashbacks and PTSD-realted episodes. They are not censorship.
     
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    7 - No tomorrow Feisty Contributor Supporter

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    You'd hope that we could eventually move to a place where serious issues are dealt with in a more robust fashion than with bubbles and puppy videos.

    But I've never really felt unsafe my whole life (white, cis-male, middle class, straight), so I'm not in a position to definitively say what should be what.

    I think we should still keep the cookies though.
     
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    7 - No tomorrow Feisty Contributor Supporter

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    It happens all the time and virtually no one gets called to book for it. Admittedly, it's a total fucking minefield, but the status quo is not acceptable.

    The UVA event is extremely unfortunate.
     
  18. тхеодоре кацзынски

    тхеодоре кацзынски Well-Known Member

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    I had assumed this was a joke till I came across ot elsewhere. One of the few times when its ok to say "PC gone mad".
     
  19. Cornu Ammonis

    Cornu Ammonis Well-Known Member Contributor Supporter

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    You mean it's not a joke? That's depressing.
     
  20. тхеодоре кацзынски

    тхеодоре кацзынски Well-Known Member

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    Aren't they infantilising though? I think debilitating flashbacks are at the extreme end of the spectrum and, while many will develop some type of PTSD over their lives it's usually minor and so should be dealt with through (slow if necessary) acclimatisation to the stressing object rather than absolute avoidance.
     
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