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May 29, 2015

I like this line from Laura Kipnis’s “My Title IX Inquisition”:

“[P]retty much anything might be a ‘trigger’ to someone, given the new climate of emotional peril on campuses” (emphasis mine).

“Emotional peril.” Hence the need for trigger warnings and safe rooms to protect fragile students from ideas they don’t like (or they’ve been told not to like). When I read about these things, I again wonder, can this really be happening?

One thing is for sure. This won’t be corrected by reasoning with students. I’m not sure that reasoning with administration is the answer either. Possible solutions, anyone?

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