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  • 3 years ago

    These safe spaces intend to make people who have undergone trauma feel safe, however it alienates people who hold the unpopular opinion.

    For example, I recently read this in an article:
    "Any threat to one’s core identity, especially if that identity is marginalized, is a potential trigger that creates an unsafe space."

    Labeling these people as being part of an 'unsafe' space is damaging and alienating.

    Here's the full article: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/silencing-religious-students-on-campus/497951/

    • 3 years ago

      People who are so freaked out over trigger warnings are the biggest bunch of whiny babies ever; basically they are everything they accuse people who need trigger warnings of being.

      When you boil the two down to their essentials there is no difference between a trigger warning and a spoiler warning. it's just a heads-up, and Conservatives get all angry about it... why? There's no good reason for it.

      BTW, conservative religious people ARE intolerant. If they don't want to be labelled as such, stop treating trigger warnings like the end of freedom, stop trying to ban trans people from using public restrooms, and don't vote a Nazi sexual predator like Donald Trump.

      tl;dr don't wear the brown shirts if you don't want to be called a fascist.

      • 3 years ago

        I think trigger warnings used to be more like spoiler warnings but they have come to be used for any controversial content, and that is where it gets a little confusing.

        "BTW, conservative religious people ARE intolerant." Don't liberals typically get mad at these people for stereotyping and labeling groups of people? Isn't that what you just did? I wouldn't classify myself as liberal OR conservative for this very reason: any extreme is probably not the most rational

      • 3 years ago

        "Don't liberals typically get mad at these people for stereotyping and labeling groups of people?"

        I'm not stereotyping a marginalized community, or people based on how they were born. The Right Wing ideology is one that someone CHOOSES in life. They see that toxic political agenda, see the demagogs who run for office under that banner, and think "Yeah, I wanna sign up for that."

        It's not the same. Don't try to make it the same. That's just intellectually dishonest.

        You are not an intelligent person if you honestly cannot see the difference between "All Black people are thugs," and "All members of a political party that is hostile to LGBTQ people are by default anti-LGBTQ."

    • 3 years ago

      I don't know if it ostracizes people but I'm sure it makes them feel uncomfortable. I think we always overcorrect, and trigger warnings and safe spaces started off with good intentions but kind of became a thing where people were using them to make other people feel bad