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Trigger Warnings

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, May 18, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hope this is not a db. Checked and did not find etc etc.

    Article in NYT today on college students demanding a warning
    from profs on possible disturbing and explicit material in books
    and lectures.

    An example used was The Great Gatsby.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/warning-the-literary-canon-could-make-students-squirm.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1&referrer=
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Someone should have warned me that The Scarlet Letter triggered intense bouts of narcolepsy. Dimmesdale was dullsville.
     
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    I wonder how this board would look if the required threads got trigger warnings
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    NSFW is a bit of that
     
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Posts by Vombatus are usually another red flag.
     
  6. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Active Member

    We have a regular Jebidiah Atkinson in our midst. Nice.
     
  7. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    There is only one book ever that I wish I'd had some sort of prior warning, that being Ekaterina, where the protagonist is an avowed pedophile. I read it to the end, expecting it to not be "real" (real in the book's world, not ours) since the protagonist is a writer and I was told ahead of time it's an allegory for making a story ones' own.

    My professor apologized afterwards, saying she'd forgotten how graphic the book actually was.
     
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Glad to see this is not another gun-related thread.
     
  9. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    The L.A. Times editorial page had a fantastic take down of trigger warnings a few weeks back:

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trigger-warnings-20140331-story.html
     
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Tom and Jerry receives a trigger warning: http://www.thewrap.com/amazon-prime-slaps-tom-and-jerry-with-racism-warning/
     
  11. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing they'll do that with just about all of the cartoons we watched as kids.

    Bugs Bunny, Popeye...
     
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Every Redskin game.
     
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