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

Thank you, Dr Price, for this essay. I also teach in a university, and I think you have given us one of the most articulate explanations and rationales for TWs I have read. I am taken aback by the aggressive tone of some of the responses here. I do not understand the resistance — well, actually, I probably do. Decentering white male privilege seems to be generating a lot of this kind of blowback lately. I expect better from progressives and academics. The refusal to even try to understand the distinctions, made so clearly in your piece, between TWs and censorship or intellectual freedom, is embarrassing if you ask me. I’m a white dude and a prof and I agree with you here.

Like what you read? Give Michael Greer a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.