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University students in Australia are being warned when classes contains graphic or sensitive content, including sexual abuse, rape and transgenderism, to protect their mental health. Is this warning appropriate?

University students in Australia are being warned when classes contains graphic or sensitive content, including sexual abuse, rape and transgenderism, to protect their mental health. Is this warning appropriate?
  • Yes, the warning is appropriate.

    There is no question that many university students are coddled while in school. Universities have become too politically correct, often trampling on free speech just to keep students happy. However, there should be warnings in classes that contain graphic or sensitive content; especially content that deals with sexual violence. Many of these issues could be very upsetting to students. In short, warning students about sensitive content is appropriate.

  • Yes, unfortunately these warnings are appropriate and necessary.

    University students are consenting adults who are going out into the world for the first time to gain a higher education. Part of being an educated and well-rounded student means sometimes confronting things that you disagree with or that make you uncomfortable. However, some students disagree with this, and for them there should be trigger warnings for classes.

  • Yes, warnings are always appropiate. It's up to people to heed them or not.

    Yes, warning people about content they're about to be exposed to is always appropriate if not downright necessary. In today's day and age people tend to get easily offended and lawsuits fly left and right when these apparent offenses take place, One way of avoiding these situations is by letting people know ahead of time about the type of content they will be exposed to.

  • The real negative effects of trigger warnings are the unseen ones

    Students shouldn't be shielded from the world. There's a reason that exposure therapy is often used to treat phobias or OCD. When you accommodate a person's phobia the phobia grows. Exposure is necessary for people to overcome their fears.

    Trigger warnings risk creating a world where weakness is normalized instead of a world where people are encouraged to face their fears head on. The immediate effects may not be apparent but if students are shielded from certain subject matter some may find objectionable then they may have more trouble dealing with other things they find difficult (such as self-discipline in studying or working hard) and that could have a negative impact on overall productivity and innovation going into the future.

    There is too much focus on the short-term effects of things and on which individual or small group is responsible for what. There should be more of a focus on how we are effecting the long-term good of the whole, on what kind of society, what kind of people we are creating through policies and decisions.

  • This Warning Depicts Transgender Individuals as Mentally Ill

    The warning would be perfectly fine if it were for only sexual abuse or rape. By adding "transgenderism" to the list you are saying that someone who identifies as transgender is only doing so because they are mentally ill. This policy also infers that "transgenderism" is a mental disease in itself.


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