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[–]devteslau gonna eat that 18 points19 points ago

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this piece makes me so happy that I am no longer in college. I don't even agree with many trigger warning policies but holy shit what the hell is this.

At Wellesley College students objected to a sculpture of a man in his underwear because it might be a source of "triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault." While the students’ petition acknowledged that the sculpture might not disturb everyone on campus, it insisted that we share a “responsibility to pay attention to and attempt to answer the needs of all of our community members." Even after the artist explained that the figure was supposed to be sleepwalking, students continued to insist it be moved indoors.

Intent makes everything okay! Jesus fuck art students maybe people don't want to see a fucking in his underwear out on campus.

The presumption that students need to be protected rather than challenged in a classroom is at once infantilizing and anti-intellectual.

The idea that shitty people need to be tolerated on campus instead of told to fuck off limits access to higher education from people who could actually do something good.

By calling attention to certain content in a given work, trigger warnings also signal an expected response to the content (e.g., dismay, distress, disapproval), and eliminate the element of surprise and spontaneity that can enrich the reading experience and provide critical insight.

Fuck you and love of "spontaneity" or whatever, you sound like a twee garbage person but instead of putting a bird on it you're hiding rapey shit in the middle of required reading.

More later I'm going to eat dinner.

[–]devteslau gonna eat that 14 points15 points ago

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It is probably not coincidental that the call for trigger warnings comes at a time of increased attention to campus violence, especially to sexual assault that is often associated with the widespread abuse of alcohol. Trigger warnings are a way of displacing the problem, however, locating its solution in the classroom rather than in administrative attention to social behaviors that permit sexual violence to take place. Trigger warnings will not solve this problem, but only misdirect attention from it and, in the process, threaten the academic freedom of teachers and students whose classrooms should be open to difficult discussions, whatever form they take.

You don't get to talk about how we should solve the real problem when your policy on such things are tepid and impossible to disagree with.

[–]devteslau gonna eat that 11 points12 points ago

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It is literally "don't rape people"

[–]devteslau gonna eat that 14 points15 points ago

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tl;dr: these professors are broken people and can only feel pleasure by making students read accounts of rape in the congo.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points ago

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Your commentary is so spot on. I've become so disillusioned with college professors in the course of like 2+ years.

When I saw the enormous shitstorm on the horizon from TW's I basically wanted to throw my hands up.

[–]devteslau gonna eat that 14 points15 points ago

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The one good thing about TW's is that you can measure how terrible someone is by how much they piss them off.

[–]trimalchioWhen in Rome, Doot as the Romans Doot. 11 points12 points ago

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too bad we have like a million other ways to find those people.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points ago

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Yes, this. It's such a simple thing, I don't understand why it pushes so many peoples' beserk buttons.

I mean, I understand this is about oppressors refusing to honor the needs of the oppressed, but god fucking dammit. This is such a simple and small thing.

[–]srsly😮 13 points14 points ago

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At Wellesley College students objected to a sculpture of a man in his underwear

man in underpants (statue)

[–]hoovy_woopeansask not for whom the ayy lmaos; it lmaos for thee 12 points13 points ago

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Yeah totally need to fight to keep this historic piece of tasteful art.

[–]devteslau gonna eat that 11 points12 points ago

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that is creepy as shit

[–]Pixel 5 points6 points ago

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That's not personally triggering to me but holy shit I would be creeped out seeing that in the dark