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Posted on 06/03/2014 8:23:39 AM PDT by rktman
I dont like most of the assigned readings that now pass for the universitys seminal texts of the liberal arts. But on the other hand, I dont believe in triggers to warn students of what is inside a book. Otherwise, I might insist that universities put a warning on Rigoberta Menchús or Barack Obamas autobiographies: Trigger Warning: these are fictive accounts that rely on occasional invention and adaption and so do not, as the authors have claimed, reflect actual events. Nor would I want a written trigger for the book flap of Doris Kearns Goodwins Team of Rivals, along the following lines: Trigger Warning: Ms. Goodwin has admitted past plagiarism in her works, a fact that may be necessary to weigh when evaluating her present history. Readers can determine for themselves to what degree past confessions of plagiarism should guide their own studies.
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This is making me micro-agressive!
That was a very unbad comment.
LOL! They are so small I almost forgot about the “micro-trigger” “problem”. I’m thinkin’ my “trigger” issues are mainly concerned with tuning my firearms. If I had any of course. But when I think about “triggers”, I guess there are actually somethings that I DO trigger to. Like seeing bumper stickers for obie&biden from BOTH election cycles on one car. Yeah, that does kinda set me off and offends me all at the same time. :>}