Saturday, June 17, 2017

Trigger Warnings and Intellectual Freedom; The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Blog, June 13, 2017

Patricia Peters, The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Blog

Trigger Warnings and Intellectual Freedom


"Trigger warnings, initially designed to give advance notice of content potentially detrimental to those who have suffered trauma, have made their way into everyday situations and become code for “stuff that may be offensive or upsetting.” The controversy that continues to surround the use of trigger warnings in educational settings, whether K-12 or university, seems to boil down to whether one uses a narrow definition of the term or a broad definition."

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