Trigger warnings demean feminism. Here’s why.

At a recent feminist conference in London, the attendees were advised NOT to clap their hands. Clapping, it seems, could trigger anxiety in the speakers and the participants. So instead, the audience was urged to express approval with something called “feminist jazz hands.” So far, Jazz Hands have not caught on in the United States, but trigger warnings have become de rigueur on many college campuses. Well, what exactly are trigger warnings and are they something we should welcome? AEI Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers gives you the facts.

  • The Butterfly
  • simus1

    Clapping hands stir up warm air currents which are life threatening to precious snowflakes who have already instinctively plugged their ears and firmly clenched their eyelids closed in selfie protection mode. Double trauma in situations like this is no laughing matter.

  • Shebel

    I feel like a women.

  • Shebel

    I feel so Liberated.

  • Shebel

    The Freedom to express Myself fills me with Love.

  • Shebel

    The JOY of just being ME –

  • Shebel

    It used to be that I cared about my Country
    It used to be that I cared about my God.

  • Shebel

    Now – allegiance to the preservation of your Culture is Racism.
    Now– the preservation of your Faith is Islamophobic

  • Shebel

    SOON—- tic toc

  • They’re just trying to turn women into monkeys. They laugh at them behind their backs.

  • Shebel

    The very fact that monkeys are allowed to laugh at our Females- is a joke.

  • Shebel

    The very fact that these Monkeys are allowed to go from Country to Country raping and pillaging as they go—– and WE do NOTHING.
    This is CRAZY !
    Why don’t we all just go out and point a gun to each others head and kill each other off.
    That is what we are doing.

  • Shebel

    I digress.. My bad.
    It is pretty easy to digress these days.
    Sometimes , I just don’t buy into the Liberal Guilt trip .
    Like , for real man— I have White skin . I don’t feel guilty . I don’t feel proud.
    I don’t feel Ashamed—haha– I have WHITE skin.
    I am the guy that you “Pigmented and Proud ” warriors don’t want want to share when it comes to your – HATE.
    Which one of you poor victimized Babies has the the most Right to HATE —
    White People .
    It is still a Mystery.
    It is also a Competition.

  • Shebel

    I sometimes think that the Jews must be chuckling as they watch US destroy ourselves.

    – but -I don’t believe that that—
    We are to close to being the same.

  • Shebel

    I have a question. Not that it matters.
    When it comes to skin pigmentation —
    WHY is so COOL to prove that you are not White?
    If I wanted to run with that one– my kids are more Native that Scots.
    BUT— this business of being PROUD of not being Caucasian is getting pretty sickening .

    • Maurice Miner

      Shebel, I am sorta thinking that you should probably seek out a safe space, and have a Bex and a good lie down. Please note that this is not intended to be a micro-aggression or anything like that, it’s more of a caring and sharing sort of comment to a fellow human being. Mohammedans do not count…

      • Shebel

        You are more than correct and I have run my course—- and then some–
        Not to worry . I am gone .
        Thanks.

        • Maurice Miner

          Take care! We need everyone on board to win this struggle! We can’t fall to pieces at such a critical time.

          Resilience, Comrade!