Friday, January 13, 2017

The march of the humorless …

… Overwrought Political Correctness Helped Trump Win - SPIEGEL ONLINE.

"Microaggressions" are the conceptual cousins of "safe spaces" -- small remarks perceived by the victims to be objectionable. In addition, there are also "trigger warnings" -- brief indicators placed before a text, image, film or work of art alerting the viewer or listener of the possibility that it could "trigger" memories of a traumatic experience or the recurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder. Such a warning surely makes sense for people who have experienced war, who have fled their home country or who have otherwise been exposed to cruelty and violence.
The people I've met who have been to war were not the sort who needed trigger warnings.

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