Trigger Happy: The “trigger warning” has spread from blogs to college classes. Can it be stopped?

Jenny Jarvie in the New Republic:

The trigger warning signals not only the growing precautionary approach to words and ideas in the university, but a wider cultural hypersensitivity to harm and a paranoia about giving offense. And yet, for all the debate about the warnings on campuses and on the Internet, few are grappling with the ramifications for society as a whole. …

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