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On Trigger Warnings

Permanent Linkby Ada on Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:37 pm

Trigger warnings are fundamentally about empathy. They are a polite plea for more openness, not less; for more truth, not less. They allow taboo topics and the experience of hurt and pain, often by marginalised people, to be spoken of frankly. They are the opposite of censorship.

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/201 ... r-warnings

[I recommend skipping the comments. Mostly of the form "Of course there should be more empathy. As long as we don't have to change how we have always done things."]

We think too much and feel too little.
 More than machinery, we need humanity.
 More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.


Charlie Chaplain in The Great Dictator
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