I was in my discussion section for one of my classes this morning and the TA said that she was going to try really hard to mention trigger warnings before she brings up any offensive material, as to not hurt anyone's feelings.
I think this is fucking ridiculous.
Are we really so afraid to offend people these days? Obviously, I'm not advocating personal attacks, those have no place in school, but trying to soften the blow when discussing topics like nudity, sex, or violence? Like..come the fuck on.
There are topics that I'm sensitive about, that effect me when I hear them, am I supposed to never hear or discuss those topics again?
I feel like the way things are progressing, people are going to start getting offended so easily. I'm not saying that things like miscarriages, rape, suicide etc. aren't heavy topics. They are. And they could possibly bring up emotions for you. But when did that become a bad thing? To feel? Are you supposed to have your hand held throughout your life and never think about or discuss these difficult topics? It's good for you.
If you want, I'd prefer you bring your personal experiences into the conversation. You experienced something, share it. Let it out, talk about it. Don't try to shy away from it.
What do you think about trigger warnings? Do you think people are becoming too soft? That things are too PC these days?