Hey U of Chicago: I’m an academic & survivor. I use trigger warnings in my classes. Here’s why.
E Price


As a very sexually-active Texas-born Air Force homo brat growing up in the paranoid and ultra-homophobic 1950s I had to learn to thicken my skin and brazen it out. So while my ordinary rejoinder to this delicate contemporary issue would be a nonchalant “Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke” another part of me understands and empathizes closely with what you say. Quite a dilemma.

As a renegade academic and political exile (Vietnam adventure — remember that one?) I daresay I wouldn’t last ten minutes in a contemporary academic environment in Norteamerica. I’d be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.

Feels good to be ten time zones away.

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