How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

Trigger warning: I’m not going to kowtow to your silly ideas of “microaggressions”, put on your big-kid pants and move on with your life.

College (better: “University”) is a “safe place”–to name but one reason–because many differing ideas are heard, welcomed, and subsequently debated. Young adults in school should be learning how to think critically and interact intelligently with humanity, not how to psychologically subjugate the world through language because it might make them anxious. To those in favour of such “trigger warnings”, I would direct you to a few classic works of literature that warn of the dangers inherent to policing language, but you might call for Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 to be banned in a flash of irony.

College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education.

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