Skip to comments.Trigger warnings, colleges, and the ‘Swaddled Generation’
Posted on 05/20/2015 12:22:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Those accustomed to reading or listening only to liberal commentators may not be aware of trigger warnings and safe zones on college campuses.
It seems that mostly conservative sites and writers are concerned with the increasingly draconian suppression of free speech on college campuses. But then, it is mostly conservative writers and speakers who are treated as though theyre bringing the Ebola virus rather than contrarian ideas to the sensitive ears of what we may as well name the Swaddled Generation.
A trigger warning is usually conveyed on a sign carried or posted near the auditorium where a speech is to be given, alerting students to the possibility that the speaker may express an idea that could trigger an emotional response. A discussion about campus rape statistics, for example, might cause a rape victim to suffer.....
.....Purdue President Mitch Daniels laid out the stakes in a telephone interview: If universities want to embarrass themselves with their behavior, allowing people to be shouted down or disinvited, thats their problem. But if theyre spawning a bunch of little authoritarians with an inverted view of our basic freedoms, thats everybodys problem......
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
An obvious response is to wear “trigger warning” as a badge of honor. Make it a selling point: “trigger warning: not for the dogmatic or the closed-minded”.
Wow, this appeared in the Compost? Blind squirrel...all that.
Trigger warning, microaggression, cisgendered.
“Swaddled Generation”? For sooth Eloi Generation more like
These fools don't like the words of Jesus either, and He issues a lot of "trigger warnings."
"You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."
"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?"
"...............Conservatives will never out-snark, out-mock, or out-tweet the popular culture that embraced Barack Obama as a semi-religious icon. But Millennials are right at the beginning of what promises to be an unpleasant, extended encounter with the facts of life, and it may be that they will soon figure out that there is more to understanding those facts than snark and emojis. Mocking them would be easy, while persuading them will prove difficult and frustrating, because conservatism, unromantic disposition that it is, is in the end an exercise in calculating a balance of human imperfections. The Millennials do not understand that not quite yet."
Nice try (hat tip to H.G. Wells), but "maggot generation" would be still closer: constant moisture and darkness, and an unvarying diet.
I wonder how many will get that reference?
Having three Millenials under my roof, I can speak with some authority that politically and sociologically, they need to be written off as a bad investment.
And I thoguht that we couldn’t do worse than the GenX’ers. These emo-hipster brats have proved me wrong.
I did... but I am an old fart.
Ah, one of the Ancient and Loyal Order of Old Farts (ALOOF)!
In my personal experience, the ethnic and women’s studies go into law, HR or the non-profits to professionally grievance.
Ya, sure, you betcha!
Shoulda just spanked their shiny butts down the road to a work ethic and prosperity!
Excellent Idea make a T-shirt that says:
If you talk to me expect to be offended.
If anyone complains about something you have said you can replay, "Hey I warned them".
Once the College Campus was a have of Free Speech—the liberals now only want to hear their own views and no other—this will not stand. Wait for a) the next big war. b) the next big 9-11 attack on America. c) the rise of the American People. Americans always go too far in what ever they do-—Next you will see a swing right that will bring back patriotism and love of country. The next decade will look more like the 1950s than anything else.
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