The Pros And Cons Of Trigger Warnings

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What is Trigger Warning Anyway? Anxiety is considered as a normal feeling for most of the people, a part of emotions just like happiness or sadness. So it is a part of living, it’s the body’s way of telling us that something isn’t right. It keeps us from harm’s way and prepares us to act quickly in the face of danger. But an anxiety disorder is way from a normal feeling. The term “anxiety disorders” describes a group of conditions that includes panic disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder and other specific phobias. ‘The Free Dictionary’ by Farlex defines anxiety as a multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger. People frequently re-experience these events through intrusive…show more content…
The point is not to enable -- let alone encourage -- students to skip these readings or class discussions. A letter sent by the dean of University of Chicago to undergraduate student’s class of 2020 was very concerning and odd to this class and other students in the campus. The letter seems normal until it states that it does not support “so called ‘trigger warnings’ and not condoning the creation of ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas…” Safe spaces on campus typically describe extracurricular groups that are intended to be havens for historically marginalized students. Most students don’t expect classrooms to be places where they never encounter uncomfortable ideas, but they do reasonably expect campuses to be places where they feel welcome and, yes, safe. In other words, safe spaces are places where “civility and mutual respect” are taken for granted, no one is allowed to “harass or threaten others”. In conclusion, trigger warnings do not hinder free speech and they should be used in every material whatsoever, so as to continue reading that material or not, because as mentioned, for some people trigger warninge can be

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