Trigger Warnings Avert Trauma

Bailey Loverin,  second-year literature major at UC Santa Barbara, is the student sponsor and co-author of a resolution supporting trigger warnings.

If students are suddenly confronted by material that makes them ill, black out or react violently, they are effectively prevented from learning. If their reaction happens in the classroom, they’ve halted the learning environment. No professor is going to teach over the rape victim who stumbles out in hysterics or the veteran who drops under a chair shouting.

Furthermore, seeing these reactions will leave other students shaken and hesitant to engage. With a trigger warning, a student can prepare to deal with the content.

Jesus H. Christ-when did we get so sensitive and easily offended?

Source: USA Today