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On Trigger Warnings: Access, Engagement and Resilience

So-called “trigger warnings” in higher education – in this context referring to the inclusion of information in a syllabus warning about potentially offensive content – have been the subject of increasingly heated debate. 1,245 more words

KemdirimOkezie reblogged this on Kemdirim Okezie and commented:

Trigger warning: The statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material. I am definitely pro trigger warnings. Why should it be assumed that everyone wants to be exposed to the rot in the world? I'd rather be ready for it. And if I can find another route around having to delve into something unsightly or distasteful, or even something that will shatter my innocence - why shouldn't I expect to be warned about it, or expect to have such an option available to me?! If you haven't considered someone like me in your lesson plan or preferred reading texts, then you shouldn't expect me to think very highly of you, especially if I told you what my challenges are. Could it be that the same people that will argue against trigger warnings are the same people who are routinely looking to lower the threshold in order for themselves to benefit from what they know is morally corrupt or inappropriate? In my opinion, all writers of controversial educational material should be prepared to include the trigger warnings where appropriate, even adding a page to where each text or image is - if they want to be extra helpful, but to someone like me - that would just be viewed as 'excellence' and I would be very grateful for it. Some people just don't want to put in the work to pursue excellence at all levels and that is the crux of the issue. People that generally want to fast-track their way through life and those that want to operate in a world that excludes the vulnerable are the kind of people looking for reasons to make their own lives easier without thinking of other people; so maybe they are not only just looking to fast-track their way through life but they are also intensely selfish. Trigger warnings are forward-thinking and we should be going forward and not backwards. I am going to be very careful around people making the argument that Trigger-warnings are not useful, such people are either ignorant, hiding something or lack empathy for others. The hyperbolic article that inspired the article I reblogged is called: The Coddling of the American Mind. In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health. Hmm, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Anyway...there's an adorably sweet image of a little boy on the cover though. He's wearing a pop-jumper with the words 'College' on it.,and he's sitting at a little desk with a MacLap. Too cute! Click

Some Quotes from the Age of Sigmar Hardcover

p. 15: “All Stormcast Eternals strike quickly, but none more so than the Knights of the Aurora.”

p. 18: “No realm is more haunted, for all the gates to the Underworlds reside here.”

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Age Of Sigmar

Hawaiian Heat Days

I read today that Hawaii schools are considering allowing “heat days”, similar to snow days, where students do not attend school if the temperature hits a certain level. 368 more words

Humor

As easy as riding a bike (?!?)

On August 11, 2015, someone did the impossible: I was taught how to ride a bike.

I’m currently on vacation in the Outer Banks with my family and best friend. 468 more words

Brian Regan The Epitome of Hyperbole A

Brian wasn’t alwyas a hit sensation in this industry though. Before brian came to the industry he intended on finishing up his medical schooling. After some consultations with members in the medical field, … 330 more words

Hyperbole

So as I learned what a hyperbole is, a smile cracked and began to shine on my face… growing till it was ear to ear as I realized that hyperbole… and sarcasm… is my way of life. 405 more words

Blabbing