What trigger warnings are and when they help

Helpful trigger warnings are few and far between. Here’s a list of ways to get out of triggering situations without losing your anonymity.

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Point: Trigger warnings can do more harm than good

While UChicago’s blunder may loom over the university for years to come, their logic is not far off: the trigger warning tends to do more harm than good in the classroom.

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Counterpoint: By condemning content warnings, UChicago hinders free speech

The University of Chicago recently released a letter to incoming freshmen that champions the idea of free speech while slamming the use of “trigger warnings.” It, regrettably, rests on an assumption that content warnings and free speech are mutually exclusive.

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