FOR THE DELICATE PANSIES: Debate Warns of ‘Trigger Words’ for Students

Really? Aren’t we all adults here? It’s a presidential debate, you should be aware of what they will be talking about. If you don’t like that, don’t watch it/go to it.

Hofstra University has posted a “trigger warning” sign to warn students about the potentially disturbing content that may be discussed during Monday night’s presidential debate.

According to CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello, a sign inside of the student center at Hofstra reads, “Trigger warning: The event conducted just beyond this sign may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and abuse are some topics mentioned within this event. If you feel triggered, please know there are resources to help you.”

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The sign provides students with contact information for student counseling services, the Title IX coordinator, student advocacy and prevention, and the national sexual assault hotline.


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