First Class Trigger Warnings Media Law (optional, 10pts)

First Class Trigger Warnings Media Law (optional, 10 pts)

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Members of the Media Law first section may post the results of their assignment here, in the comments box, for ten points. Pls use your pseudonym as shown in your gravatar, or your nickname, or your student number. As stated in the instructions: Pls give examples of the trigger warnings, not generic descriptions; put them in quotes. Tnx.

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20 thoughts on “First Class Trigger Warnings Media Law (optional, 10pts)

  1. COMM120
    TRIGGER WARNINGS
    1. “Our discussion will probably touch on the sexual assault that is depicted in the second last chapter of The White Hotel. This content is disturbing, so I encourage you to prepare yourself emotionally beforehand. If you believe that you will find the discussion traumatizing, you may choose to not participate in the discussion or to leave the classroom. You will still, however, be responsible for material that you miss, so if you leave the room for a significant time, please arrange to get notes from another student or see me individually.”
    2. “The following reading includes a discussion of the harsh treatment experienced by the First Nations children in residential schools in the 19502. This content is disturbing, so I encourage everyone to prepare themselves emotionally before proceeding. If you believe that the reading will be traumatizing for you, the you may choose to forgo it. You will still, however, be responsible for the material that you miss, so please arrange to get notes from another student or see me individually.”
    3. “Content Notice: This semester our objects of study deal with issues like race, class, gender, sexuality, bigotry, and violence as a result. This class will be a space to think deeply about explicit and, in some cases, disturbing texts.” (University of California, graduate teaching assistant Ismail Muhammad)
    4. “This course is about sexual violence. We will be discussing rape and other forms of sexual abuse in class and you are expected to complete assignments concerning these topics. Some of the readings and films for this course are graphic and include narrative testimony, and descriptions of sexual violence.” (University of Washington graduate teaching assistant Meredith Loken)
    5. “I will assign and ash that we discuss works that address and/or contain strong language, violence, sexual content, racial and gender inequity, and other representations that may challenge or trigger you.” (Saint Joseph’s University communication studies professor Steven Hammer)
    6. “Course Content Note: At times this semester we will be discussing historical events that may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to some students. If you ever feel the need to step outside during one of these discussions, either for a short time or for the rest of the class session, you may always do so without academic penalty. (You will, however, be responsible for any material you miss. If you do leave the room for a significant time, please make arrangements to get notes from another student or see me individually.) If you ever wish to discuss your personal reactions to this material, either with the class or with me afterwards, I welcome such discussion as an appropriate part of our coursework.”
    7. “Trigger warning: If you suffer from social anxiety and are terrified at the prospect of giving a speech in front of strangers, this episode may bring you out in hives.”
    8. “Trigger warning: Skip this if you really can’t stand spiders, knives or haunted-house horrors.”
    9. “Trigger warning: The resolution of this episode is likely to divide the internet like no other; trolls may even take it as a form of justification. If you’ve ever found yourself on the receiving end of 4Chan abuse, or Reddit vigilantism, maybe skip it.”
    10. “Trigger warning: Avoid if you’re allergic to the 1980s. Otherwise this is a must-see — and the most gentle, warm introduction to Black Mirror yet.”
    Sources:
    Johnston, A. (2014). Essay on why a professor is adding a trigger warning to his syllabus | Inside Higher Ed. [online] Insidehighered.com. Available at: https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/05/29/essay-why-professor-adding-trigger-warning-his-syllabus [Accessed 21 Aug. 2017].
    Owens, E. (2016). Trigger Warnings In Actual College Courses Are As Dumb As You Imagine. [online] The Daily Caller. Available at: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/27/trigger-warnings-in-actual-college-courses-are-as-dumb-as-you-imagine-only-more-so/ [Accessed 21 Aug. 2017].

    Smith, I. (2016). Content Notice: Here Are A Few Ways Professors Use Trigger Warnings. [online] NPR.org. Available at: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/09/21/493913099/content-notice-here-are-a-few-ways-professors-use-trigger-warnings [Accessed 21 Aug. 2017].

    Taylor, C. (2016). ‘Black Mirror’ is back, and your nightmares will never be the same. [online] Mashable. Available at: http://mashable.com/2016/10/21/black-mirror-season-3-review/#s.1iize_PaqH [Accessed 21 Aug. 2017].

    Centre for Teaching Excellence. (2017). Trigger Warnings | Centre for Teaching Excellence. [online] Available at: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/trigger [Accessed 21 Aug. 2017].

  2. 2015-02516 Comm 120

    1 ”The show you are about to see is a news parody. Its stories are not fact-checked. Its reporters are not journalists. And its opinions are not fully thought through.”
    —The Daily Show

    2 “Tonight’s program contains explicit sexual images, explicit descriptions of sexual acts, strong language, and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.”
    —Frontline’s “American Porn”

    3 “Warning: The following show features stunts performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals. Accordingly, MTV and the producers must insist that no one attempt to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on this show.”
    —Jackass

    4 “Caution: The re-creation of the plane crash and the survival scenes may be too intense for young teenagers.”
    —Survive!

    5 “This film is set in the future. Although it has been edited for television, certain scenes of suspense and violence have been retained in order to preserve its artistic integrity. Parental guidance is suggested.”
    —Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

    6 “All characters and events in this show — even those based on real people are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated… poorly. The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.”
    —South Park

    7 “Beavis and Butthead are not role models. They’re not even humans; they’re cartoons. Some of the things they do could cause a person to get hurt, expelled, arrested… possibly deported. To put it in another way, don’t try this at home.”
    —Beavis and Butthead

    8 “Caution: ’Three Minute Warning’ is not for the musically faint-hearted, impatient, or critics of self-indulgence. If you fall into any of the above categories, please hit the stop button on your CD player after track #8.”
    —Liquid Tension Experiment’s first album

    9 “This musical contains smoke, loud gunshots, strobe lights, and authentic, offensive Jersey vocabulary.”
    —Jersey Boys

    10 “The following is a graphic depiction of a violent prehistoric battle. Viewer discretion is advised.”
    —Jurassic Fight Club

    From: TV Tropes (tvtropes.org)

  3. 1.
    “This course will explore ideas and events that may be shocking, distressing, or offensive to some students. Images and accounts of war atrocities, weapons testing, and violations of human rights are part of this curriculum. In exploring these matters, the instructor aims to foster students’ ability to analyze, critique, and synthesize information in thorough and objective ways as do professional historians.”
    Retrieved from: https://ctfd.sfsu.edu/content/trigger-warnings-college-classroom

    2.
    “Course Content Note
    At times this semester we will be discussing historical events that may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to some students. If you suspect that specific material is likely to be emotionally challenging for you, I’d be happy to discuss any concerns you may have before the subject comes up in class. Likewise, if you ever wish to discuss your personal reactions to course material with the class or with me individually afterwards, I welcome such discussions as an appropriate part of our classwork.
    If you ever feel the need to step outside during a class discussion you may always do so without academic penalty. You will, however, be responsible for any material you miss. If you do leave the room for a significant time, please make arrangements to get notes from another student or see me individually to discuss the situation.”
    Retrieved from: https://studentactivism.net/2015/08/25/trigger-warnings-for-syllabi-a-how-to-one-year-along/

    3.
    “This course will explore the main themes, trends, and dilemmas in the history of the United States. In accord with our college’s new policy on trigger warnings, I have affixed a cautionary note to each week’s topic. If the topic threatens to provoke feelings of trauma or panic in you, please inform me beforehand and I will excuse you from class. I’m looking forward to learning together in a safe environment!”
    Retrieved from: http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/05/20/my-syllabus-with-trigger-warnings/

    4.
    “Next week, we will be watching a film in class that includes scenes of military combat.”
    5.
    “In week five, we will read a novel that contains graphic depictions of sexual assault. Please make a note so that you are prepared to encounter those sections when you read.”
    6.
    “I found an article about the kinds of personal barriers community college students sometimes face. Before you read it, please know that some of the examples cover detailed explanations of child abuse.”
    (4-6) Retrieved from: https://www.cccd.edu/employees/hr/equity/Documents/Inclusion/Inclusion_TriggerWarnings_Final_EIC_Accessible.pdf

    7.
    “Works of Lee and Tarantino contain extreme profanity, nudity, depictions of sex, and hate-speech (i.e., language that may be interpreted as racist, homophobic, misogynistic, or sexist). Their works also include representations, sometimes graphic, of the following: drug use and needles, overdoses, car accidents, insects, vomit, blood, medical procedures, corpses, trauma to a pregnant character, forced captivity, premature burial, torture, gun violence, bullet wounds, physical combat, murder, sexual assault, and rape. Since virtually every work of Lee and Tarantino includes at least 5 of these, I will not disclose specific triggers before every screening. Rather, this section of the syllabus will function as a trigger warning for the entire term. Students who anticipate discomfort while screening these films should research the plot and potential triggers before class, and then sit near an exit so that, when necessary, they may step out of the room for a few minutes. Removing yourself for a moment or two is perfectly fine.”
    Retrieved from: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/372-trigger-warnings-quentin-tarantino-and-the-college-classroom

    8.
    “NOTA BENE: readings covered in this course may be considered challenging due to topics that some may find offensive and/or traumatizing. Our classroom provides an open space for the critical and civil exchange of ideas. The instructor always tries to forewarn students about potentially disturbing subjects and requests all students aim to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and sensitivity.”
    9.
    “Some of the material we will cover in this class is quite graphic in its portrayal of suicide, suicidal thoughts, hopelessness, sexual behavior and the harmful behaviors associated with depression, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Please consider whether detailed descriptions and in-depth discussion of any of these topics will be difficult for you because you, a friend or a family member suffers from these disorders. For most people with psychological disorders, reading these books functions as an affirmation that helps you feel understood. However, for others, it may trigger problem behaviors. I just ask that you give this some thought. If you expect that this will be particularly difficult for you, I will give you priority registration for the class in a future semester. If the material has a psychological impact on you that you did not expect, you are always invited to talk to me or someone at the College Counseling Center (Location, XXX/XXX-XXXX.)”
    (8-9) Retrieved from: https://blogs.stockton.edu/genderbasedviolence/tag/trigger-warning/

    10.
    “Course Content Note
    At times this semester we will be discussing historical events that may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to some students. If you ever feel the need to step outside during one of these discussions, either for a short time or for the rest of the class session, you may always do so without academic penalty. (You will, however, be responsible for any material you miss. If you do leave the room for a significant time, please make arrangements to get notes from another student or see me individually.)
    If you ever wish to discuss your personal reactions to this material, either with the class or with me afterwards, I welcome such discussion as an appropriate part of our coursework.”
    Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/05/29/essay-why-professor-adding-trigger-warning-his-syllabus

  4. 2015-00521 COMM120 4-7 PM
    Examples of trigger warnings:

    Contains: Rape (graphic and shown multiple times)
    Contains: Self-harm (VERY Graphic)
    Contains: Blood (VERY Graphic)
    • Buddy Project. (2017 Aug 20). 13 Reasons Why- Triggers. Retrieved from http://www.buddy-project.org/13-reasons-why
    “This course deals with sensitive material that may be difficult for some students.”
    “The reading for this week includes a graphic description of sexual assault.”
    • Downes, S. (2016 Sept 10). Trigger warnings, safe spaces and free speech, too. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/opinion/trigger-warnings-safe-spaces-and-free-speech-too.html
    “Current Notice: This semester our objects of study deal with issues like race, class, gender, sexuality, bigotry, and violence. As a result, this class will be a space to think deeply about explicit and, in some cases, disturbing texts.” -Ismail Muhammad, graduate student instructor at University of California, Berkeley
    “This course is about sexual violence. We will be discussing rape and other forms of sexual abuse in class and you are expected to complete assignments concerning these topics. Some of the readings and films for this course are graphic and include narrative, testimony, and descriptions of sexual violence.” – Meredith Loken, doctoral student at the University of Washington
    “I will assign and ask that we discuss works that address and/or strongly contain strong language, violence, sexual content, racial and gender inequity, and other representations that may challenge or trigger you.” – Steven Hammer, assistant professor of communication and digital media, Saint Joseph’s University
    • Smith, I. (2016 Sept 21). Content notice: Here are a few ways professors use trigger warnings. National Public Radio. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/09/21/493913099/content-notice-here-are-a-few-ways-professors-use-trigger-warnings
    “suicide,” “domestic abuse,” and “graphic violence” – suggested trigger warnings for The Great Gatsby
    • Flood, A. (2014 May 19). US students request ‘trigger warnings’ on literature. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/19/us-students-request-trigger-warnings-in-literature
    “The following reading includes a discussion of the harsh treatment experienced by First Nations children in residential schools in the 1950s. This content is disturbing, so I encourage everyone to prepare themselves emotionally before proceeding. If you believe that the reading will be traumatizing for you, then you may choose to forgo it. You will still, however, be responsible for material that you miss, so please arrange to get notes from another student or see me individually.”
    • University of Waterloo. (2017 Aug 20). Trigger warnings. Retrieved from https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/trigger

  5. To replace four of my answers which were already mentioned by another classmate:

    “ TW: brutal rape of a young boy by another boy. Also contains an attitude of shaming and victim blame. ” -trigger warning for film The Kite Runner (2007)
    “ TW: mentions past sexual assault as a pretty major plot point about halfway/three-quarters through the movie. Implied rape scene, kidnapping, sexualized violence ” – trigger warning for Hick (2011)
    “TW: incest, sexual abuse, & pedophilia (child pornography) as central themes ” -trigger warning for Silent House (20111)
    “ TW: Rape; pedophilia and sexual child abuse (these are central to the story, however never shown in detail) ” – trigger warning for Mysterious Skin (2004)
    • Flamingninjaofthemist. (2013 Sept 04). Trigger warnings! IMDb. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056420051/

  6. COMM 12O
    2015-14453

    Trigger Warnings

    “In this course, assigned readings will often contain content that some readers may find to be upsetting or triggering, including but not limited to discussions of violence, sexual violence, racism, ableism, discrimination, illness, self-harm, and medical trauma. Work by your classmates may also contain sensitive material. This content warning is intended to allow students to engage in material in whichever way is more productive and healthy for them. Any students should feel free to contact me to discuss this further, or to request more specific content/trigger warnings for readings.” – Cade Leebron, Ohio State University
    “Some of the material we will be covering this semester is of a charged nature – whether in terms of form, content or politics. As critics, we cannot shy away from this material; however, we must understand that this material may generate a wide variety of reactions and opinions among our colleagues in the classroom. Thus, it is imperative that we remain aware of, any sympathetic to the reactions and opinions of our classmates. Respect and sensitivity will produce a stronger learning environment and generate better, more nuanced discussions.” – Ryan J. Cox, Ph.D., Keyano College
    “This course deals with emotionally sensitive material. If you have suffered major loss recently, you may wish to take this course at a later time. Please note that Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Services provides counseling services for students. Also, the offer grief/bereavement support groups.” – Nyasha Junior, Temple University

    (Examples 1-3) NPR’s Code Switch [NPRCodeSwitch]. (2016, September 15). Help us with a thing? We’re working on an episode about trigger warnings. Pic.twitter.com/qy5W2KjuWd [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NPRCodeSwitch/status/776483785089187840

    WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.” – ABC Indigenous Programs Unit
    Australian Government, Indigenous Portal. (2009). Cultural protocols relating to deaths in Indigenous communities. Retrieved from https://apps.indigenous.gov.au/cultural_protocol.htm
    “This is hard history. It’s hard to talk about, hard to absorb. It’s filled with trauma, sexual violence, racial violence, visual images of murder and chaos. You may walk into my classroom and see an image of a lynching that was put on a postcard. This is America.” – Hasan Jeffries, Ohio State University
    Kamenetz, A. (2016, September 07). Half Of Professors in NPR Ed Survey Have Used ‘Trigger Warnings’. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/07/492979242/half-of-professors-in-npr-ed-survey-have-used-trigger-warnings
    “We’ll embed the video here, with the warning that it contains images and languages that viewers might find disturbing.” – Domonoske and Chappell on the shooting of Philando Castile
    Domonoske, C., & Chappell, B. (2016, July 07). Minnesota Gov. Calls Traffic Stop Shooting ‘Absolutely Appalling At All Levels’. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/07/485066807/police-stop-ends-in-black-mans-death-aftermath-is-livestreamed-online-video
    “Trigger Warning: Discussion of sexual assault and domestic abuse.” – Rowlands on ‘Sexual Assault in Universities,’ University of Melbourne Student Union
    Rowlands, L. (n.d.). Sexual Assault In Universities. Retrieved from https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/sexual-assault-in-universities-2/
    “At times this semester, we will be discussing historical events that may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to some students. If you ever feel the need to step outside of the class discussions, either for a short time or for the rest of the class session, you may always do so without academic penalty. (You will, however, be responsible for any material you miss. If you do leave the room for a significant time, please make arrangements to get notes from another student or see me individually.) If you ever wish to discuss your personal reactions to this material, either with the class or with me afterwards, I welcome such discussions as an appropriate part our our coursework.” – Angus Johnston, Hastos Community College
    Johnston, A. (2014, May 29). Why I’ll Add a Trigger Warning. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/05/29/essay-why-professor-adding-trigger-warning-his-syllabus
    “WARNING – Disturbing Graphic Video of mayhem after Islamic terrorists hit Barcelona.” – Tarek Fatah
    Fatah, T. [TarekFatah]. (2017, August 18). WARNING – Disturbing Graphic Video of mayhem after Islamic terrorists hit Barcelona. Pic.twitter.com/T1FFoL8N2D [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/TarekFatah/status/898506121266159619?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.indiatimes.com%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Fafter-london-paris-terror-attacks-woman-manages-to-miraculously-survive-a-third-in-barcelona-328092.html
    “Many of the following images depict graphic violence.” – Daniel Berehulak, The New York Ties
    Berehulak, D. (2016, December 07). ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’. Retrived from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings.html?mcubz=0

  7. “Content Notice: This semester our objects of study deal with issues like race, class, gender, sexuality, bigotry, and violence. As a result, this class will be a space to think deeply about explicit and, in some cases, disturbing texts … ”

    – Ismail Muhammad, University of California, Berkeley (Graduate Instructor) on his syllabus

    “This course is about sexual violence. We will be discussing rape and other forms of sexual abuse in class and you are expected to complete assignments concerning these topics. Some of the readings and films for this course are graphic and include narrative, testimony, and descriptions of sexual violence … ”

    – Meredith Loken, University of Washington on her Sexual Violence, Justice and the Law class

    “I will assign and ask that we discuss works that address and/or contain strong language, violence, sexual content, racial and gender inequity, and other representations that may challenge or trigger you.”

    – Steven Hammer, St Joseph’s University on his Advance Web Audio and Video Production class

    “(Note: This is an extremely graphic and triggering movie. Even reading some of the descriptions may be triggering for some people. If you are easily triggered by scenes or themes of sexual assault DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE.)”

    – Trigger Warning on A Clockwork Orange

    “Trigger warning: mention of sexual assault and strong violence.” “Warning: Sicario is extremely anti-feminist and promotes violence against women.”

    Trigger Warning on Sicario

    “Trigger warnings on: racism, violence and racial violence.”

    Trigger warning on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    “This game contains strong language, and scenes of explicit violence and gore.”

    – Trigger warning on Resident Evil

    “Trigger warning for mentions of ableism, suicide, and parental abuse”

    Trigger Warning for Life is Strange (Video Game)

    “Trigger Warning: Some of us have witnessed or been victims of discrimination, violence, or grossly cruel unfair treatment in our lives. It is very important to note that it is not uncommon for a reading, viewing assignment, or class discussion to bring to the surface difficult emotions. Since there is no way to know precisely which issues will be challenging for which students, I invite you to be aware of this possibility throughout the semester, and to do what is necessary to care for yourself and your fellow students (e.g., choose not to speak that day, talk with me privately, ask me for, or seek out your own resources
    for processing). You may not opt out of reading a required text, viewing a required film, and/or participating in any of the required in-class and out of class assignments.”

    Lori Horvitz’ Trigger Warning on her WGSS 100 Syllabus

    “Trigger readers who have experienced racism, colonialism, religious persecution, violence, suicide and more.”

    Trigger warning by Oberlin’s memo advised to the faculty

    Retrieved from: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/09/21/493913099/content-notice-here-are-a-few-ways-professors-use-trigger-warnings , http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings , http://kaciethings.tumblr.com/post/130696523786/warning-sicario-is-extremely-anti-feminist-and , http://whatsthetriggerwarning.tumblr.com/post/49435488394/a-clockwork-orange , https://femhype.com/2015/08/19/be-kind-you-cant-rewind-trauma-mental-illness-in-life-is-strange/ , http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldberg-trigger-warnings-20140520-column.html , https://ctl.unca.edu/sites/default/files/Triggers_FTh_webpage.pdf

  8. 2015 – 07697 COMM 120 TH 1-4PM

    1.) “Content Notice: This semester our objects of study deal with issues like race, class, gender, sexuality, bigotry, and violence. As a result, this class will be a space to think deeply about explicit and, in some cases, disturbing texts … ”

    – Ismail Muhammad, University of California, Berkeley (Graduate Instructor) on his syllabus

    2.) “This course is about sexual violence. We will be discussing rape and other forms of sexual abuse in class and you are expected to complete assignments concerning these topics. Some of the readings and films for this course are graphic and include narrative, testimony, and descriptions of sexual violence … ”

    – Meredith Loken, University of Washington on her Sexual Violence, Justice and the Law class

    3.) “I will assign and ask that we discuss works that address and/or contain strong language, violence, sexual content, racial and gender inequity, and other representations that may challenge or trigger you.”

    – Steven Hammer, St Joseph’s University on his Advance Web Audio and Video Production class

    4.) “(Note: This is an extremely graphic and triggering movie. Even reading some of the descriptions may be triggering for some people. If you are easily triggered by scenes or themes of sexual assault DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE.)”

    – Trigger Warning on A Clockwork Orange

    5.) “Trigger warning: mention of sexual assault and strong violence.” “Warning: Sicario is extremely anti-feminist and promotes violence against women.”

    Trigger Warning on Sicario

    6.) “Trigger warnings on: racism, violence and racial violence.”

    Trigger warning on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    7.) “This game contains strong language, and scenes of explicit violence and gore.”

    – Trigger warning on Resident Evil

    8.) “Trigger warning for mentions of ableism, suicide, and parental abuse”

    Trigger Warning for Life is Strange (Video Game)

    9.) “Trigger Warning: Some of us have witnessed or been victims of discrimination, violence, or grossly cruel unfair treatment in our lives. It is very important to note that it is not uncommon for a reading, viewing assignment, or class discussion to bring to the surface difficult emotions. Since there is no way to know precisely which issues will be challenging for which students, I invite you to be aware of this possibility throughout the semester, and to do what is necessary to care for yourself and your fellow students (e.g., choose not to speak that day, talk with me privately, ask me for, or seek out your own resources
    for processing). You may not opt out of reading a required text, viewing a required film, and/or participating in any of the required in-class and out of class assignments.”

    Lori Horvitz’ Trigger Warning on her WGSS 100 Syllabus

    10.) “Trigger readers who have experienced racism, colonialism, religious persecution, violence, suicide and more.”

    Trigger warning by Oberlin’s memo advised to the faculty

    Retrieved from: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/09/21/493913099/content-notice-here-are-a-few-ways-professors-use-trigger-warnings , http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings , http://kaciethings.tumblr.com/post/130696523786/warning-sicario-is-extremely-anti-feminist-and , http://whatsthetriggerwarning.tumblr.com/post/49435488394/a-clockwork-orange , https://femhype.com/2015/08/19/be-kind-you-cant-rewind-trauma-mental-illness-in-life-is-strange/ , http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldberg-trigger-warnings-20140520-column.html , https://ctl.unca.edu/sites/default/files/Triggers_FTh_webpage.pdf

  9. 2015-02516 Comm 120 (1-4 PM)

    v2.0

    1 ”Content Warning: This article and the links in it contain graphic descriptions of rape, rape culture, and violent misogyny. Discretion is advised.”
    —”Birth of a nation and rape culture: What does liberation look like”

    2 “Content Warning: mention of death; eating disorders; misogynist, racist, anti-queer, and anti-trans violence”
    —”6 questions to ask if you have more privilege than your partner”

    3 “Trigger Warning: This article discusses triggering in detail and mentions common topics of triggering (sexual assault, anxiety, health anxiety, depression, death, non-specific fears and phobias).”
    —“5 ways to help your friend if they have been triggered”

    4 “Trigger Warning: descriptions of violence, gendered violence, rape, physical assault, sexual assault, death.”
    —”We Belong to Ourselves: On Male Entitlement and Women’s Right to Say No”

    5 “This film is set in the future. Although it has been edited for television, certain scenes of suspense and violence have been retained in order to preserve its artistic integrity. Parental guidance is suggested.”
    —Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

    6 “Warning: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.”
    —Kanye West’s “All of the Lights”

    7 “Trigger warning: This article discusses rape, sexual assault, physical assault, and torture.”
    —Creating a Culture of Consent

    8 “Content Warning: Rape, eating disorder”
    —”Feeling ‘Fat?’ This Woman Is Fighting the Forces That Make You Feel That Way”

    9 “This musical contains smoke, loud gunshots, strobe lights, and authentic, offensive Jersey vocabulary.”
    —Jersey Boys

    10 “Trigger warning: This article discusses racism and recounts racist statements and actions.”
    —”Discovering My Racial Privilege as a White Australian Woman”

    From:
    Billboard (billboard.com)
    Everyday Feminism (everydayfeminism.com)
    The Body is Not an Apology (thebodyisnotanapology.com)
    TV Tropes (tvtropes.org)

  10. “The list includes each instance of sexual assault, rape and self-harm, emphasizing which episodes should be avoided if you think you’ll be triggered by a situation on the show. And, of course, even if you haven’t dealt with any issues pertaining to what the warnings are referencing, it is always nice just to know what you’re going to see before you sit down. After all, even if you aren’t someone who could potentially have an episode triggered by a graphic scene, it’s important to consider the feelings of those who could.” (http://www.teenvogue.com/story/this-master-list-of-13-reasons-why-trigger-warnings-is-so-important/amp)
    “This program may contain scenes with theme, language, violence, sex, horror or drugs which mau not be suitable for very young audiences. Strong parental guidance is advised. (MTRCB)
    “The “Geek Feminism Wiki” states that trigger warnings should be used for “graphic descriptions or extensive discussion” of abuse, torture, self-harm, suicide, eating disorders, body shaming, and even “psychologically realistic” depictions of the mental state of people suffering from those; it notes that some have gone further, arguing for warnings before the “depiction or discussion of any consensual sexual activity [and] of discriminatory attitudes or actions, such as sexism or racism.” (https://newrepublic.com/article/116842/trigger-warnings-have-spread-blogs-college-classes-thats-bad)
    He (Hassan Jeffries) tells his students at the beginning of each course, “This is hard history. It’s hard to talk about, hard to absorb. It’s filled with trauma, sexual violence, racial violence, visual images of murder and chaos. You may walk into my classroom and see an image of a lynching that was put on a postcard. This is America.” (http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/07/492979242/half-of-professors-in-npr-ed-survey-have-used-trigger-warnings)
    “Next class our discussion will probably touch on the sexual assault that is depicted in the second last chapter of The White Hotel. This content is disturbing, so I encourage you to prepare yourself emotionally beforehand. If you believe that you will find the discussion to be traumatizing, you may choose to not participate in the discussion or to leave the classroom. You will still, however, be responsible for material that you miss, so if you leave the room for a significant time, please arrange to get notes from another student or see me individually.” (https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/trigger)
    “Trigger warning: Skip this if you really can’t stand spiders, knives or haunted-house horrors.” Black Mirror Season 3 Episode Playtest (http://mashable.com/2016/10/21/black-mirror-season-3-review/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#YRs5Y7aLEaqW)
    “We’ll embed the video here, with the warning that it contains images and language that viewers might find disturbing.” (http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/07/492979242/half-of-professors-in-npr-ed-survey-have-used-trigger-warnings)
    “… a novel like Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart might “trigger readers who have experienced racism, colonialism, religious persecution, violence, suicide and more.” (https://www.aaup.org/report/trigger-warnings)
    “This course is about sexual violence. We will be discussing rape and other forms of sexual abuse in class and you are expected to complete assignments concerning these topics. Some of the readings and films for this course are graphic and include narrative, testimony, and descriptions of sexual violence … ” — Meredith Loken, doctoral student at the University of Washington (http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/09/21/493913099/content-notice-here-are-a-few-ways-professors-use-trigger-warnings)
    “Trigger warning: If you suffer from social anxiety and are terrified at the prospect of giving a speech in front of strangers, this episode may bring you out in hives.” – Black Mirror Season 3 Episode: Nosedive (http://mashable.com/2016/10/21/black-mirror-season-3-review/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#YRs5Y7aLEaqW)

  11. 2015-00663
    Ten Trigger Warnings taken from Various Colleges/Universities and Media/Media Organizations

    Trigger warning regarding the contents of a history course.
    “At times this semester we will be discussing historical events that may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to some students. If you suspect that specific material is likely to be emotionally challenging for you, I’d be happy to discuss any concerns you may have before the subject comes up in class. Likewise, if you ever wish to discuss your personal reactions to course material with the class or with me individually afterwards, I welcome such discussions as an appropriate part of our classwork.
    If you ever feel the need to step outside during a class discussion you may always do so without academic penalty. You will, however, be responsible for any material you miss. If you do leave the room for a significant time, please make arrangements to get notes from another student or see me individually to discuss the situation.”
    From professor and historian Angus Johnston (retrieved from https://studentactivism.net/
    2015/08/25/trigger-warnings-for-syllabi-a-how-to-one-year-along/).

    Trigger warning towards the discussion of taboo and violent practices by other cultures.
    Joanna Hunter, who teaches sociology at Radford University in Virginia, told NPR Ed last week that she has given a warning before explaining the practice of female genital mutilation, within the broader context of a discussion of cultural relativism.”
    From Anya Kamenetz writer of the article ‘Half of Professors in NPR Ed Survey Have Used ‘Trigger Warnings’’ (retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/07/492979242/
    half-of-professors-in-npr-ed-survey-have-used-trigger-warnings)

    Trigger warning concerning lectures of historical events containing racial violence, sexual violence, criminal violence and etc.
    “Hasan Jeffries, an associate professor of history at Ohio State University… tells his students at the beginning of each course, “This is hard history. It’s hard to talk about, hard to absorb. It’s filled with trauma, sexual violence, racial violence, visual images of murder and chaos. You may walk into my classroom and see an image of a lynching that was put on a postcard. This is America.”
    From Anya Kamenetz writer of the article ‘Half of Professors in NPR Ed Survey Have Used ‘Trigger Warnings’’ (retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/07/492979242/
    half-of-professors-in-npr-ed-survey-have-used-trigger-warnings)

    Trigger warning for films that depicts violence, sexual assault, male/female nudity or psychological torture.
    “Hateful 8
    * Multiple onscreen deaths by gun and hanging
    * Sexual assault both described in detail and portrayed on screen
    * Full frontal male nudity
    * Psychological torture/abuse by describing rape”
    From Tumblr user Ruth Spalding on Tumblr’s Trigger Warning Database (retrieved from http://
    twdatabase.tumblr.com/post/137993511581/hateful-8

    Trigger warning for television shows or series that depict child abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse and etc.
    “Strange Empire S01E06 (Electricity)
    Rape and Sexual Assault: About 35 minutes into content (commercials not counted – but near the end of the show), John Slotter rapes his wife Isabelle – graphic
    Abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual): Also near the end of the episode (25 – 30 minutes of content in), past emotional/verbal abuse of a child is described. As well, all throughout the show, there are instances of men bullying and controlling their wives.
    Child abuse/pedophilia: See above…”
    From Tumblr user trisockatops on Tumblr’s Trigger Warning Guide (retrieved from http://trigger-warning-guide.tumblr.com/post/133933735563/strange-empire-s01e06-electricity)

    Trigger warning for films that depict illegal gene experiments, rape and incest.
    “Splice (2009)
    Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use…
    TW: graphic rape scene; tones of statutory rape and incest.”
    From IMDB member flamingninjaofthemist (retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/ tt1017460/)

    Trigger warning for films centered around the topic of sexual violence, suicide and child loss.
    “World’s Greatest Dad (2009 film)
    Known Triggers*:
    Sexualized Violence (via auto-erotic asphyxiation)
    Suicide / Suicidal Imagery (strongly featured)
    Major Character Death (happens fairly early on)
    Self-Harm / Cutting
    Slurs (the movie features heavy use of explicit/obscene racist, sexist, and homophobic comments)
    Voyeurism (a teenage boy takes a creepshot)
    Death of a Child.”
    From Tumblr user THISCOULDBETRIGGERING on Tumblr’s ThisCouldBeTriggering page (retrieved from http://thiscouldbetriggering.tumblr .com/post/164055336944/worlds-greatest-dad-2009-film-note-vague)

    Trigger waring for films that depict child molestation.
    “Todd Berliner, a film-studies professor at the University of North Carolina, told Heat Street that he started using trigger warnings after he showed the film Festen, a dark movie about a family gathering, and a student approached him after saying he or she wished there had been a warning because he/she had been molested as a child.”
    From Katherine Timpf, writer of the article “Often, trigger warnings are more insulting than kind” (retrieved from http://www.nationalreview.com/article/441212/professor-university-placed-trigger-warning-movie-clueless)

    Trigger warning for course topics centered on “underage sex, self-harm, drug use, homelessness, Aids, ‘queer lifestyles’ and religion.”
    “Goldsmiths university advises undergraduates studying youth cultures that they can “take time out” in classes that examine the sensitive subject matter, warning the course examines issues that “might be sensitive for some” including underage sex, self-harm, drug use, homelessness, Aids, “queer lifestyles” and religion.”
    From May Bulman, writer of the article “UK universities issue ‘trigger warnings’ to warn students of potentially ‘upsetting’ material.” (retrieved from http://www.independent.co.uk/ news/uk/home-news/trigger-warnings-universities-students-us-uk-a7353061.html)

    Trigger warning for lectures on law involving “violence or death.”
    “As previously reported, even Oxford is not exempt as undergraduates studying law are being told before lectures on cases involving violence or death that they can leave if they fear the content will be too ‘distressing’.”
    From Joseph Curtis, writer of the article “’What happened to facing up to difficult things?’: Universities are forced to issue ‘trigger warnings’ ahead of lectures and let students skip topics they may find troubling” (retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3829264/What-happened-facing-difficult-things-Universities-forced-issue-trigger-warnings-ahead-lectures-let-students-skip-topics-troubling.html)

  12. “The kind of reading we are asking our students to engage in is a profoundly risky and anxiety-promoting act … Our role is to find ways of enabling students’ reading resilience so that their sense of these risks, or their direct encounters with them, do not result in their giving up reading the texts we set for them.” by Reading Resilience which was written by 5 Australian university authors.
    Source: Willis, A. (October 10, 2016). In praise of trigger warnings. The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/in-praise-of-trigger-warnings-66044.
    “Trigger warning: This story contains graphic discussion of rape and domestic violence” in Ginger Gorman’s article on domestic abuse.
    Source: Gorman, G. (July 31, 2017). The domestic abuse issue that no one is talking about. New York Post. Retrieved from http://nypost.com/2017/07/31/the-domestic-abuse-issue-that-no-one-is-talking-about/.
    “Trigger warning: This article discusses rape and sexual violence” in Natalie Diblasio’s article about the Stanford rape case.
    Source: DiBlasio, N. (June 21, 2016). You heard the Stanford rape victim, but there’s more. USA Today. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/06/21/voices-rape-survivors-go-public-their-stories/86150472/.
    “The following episode contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences, including graphic depictions of rape and sexual assault. Viewer discretion is advised,” in trigger warning advisory before the start of the first episode of 13 Reasons Why.
    Source: Andrews, T. (May 2, 2017). Morning Mix Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ gets more trigger warnings. Critics say it glamorizes teen suicide. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/02/netflixs-13-reasons-why-gets-more-trigger-warnings-critics-say-it-glamorizes-teen-suicide/?utm_term=.dc2dc1ed1de8

    “This book contains multiple scenes of graphic sexual assault,” Christopher Burns’ warning as he was teaching “To Have and To Hold” by Patricia Gaffney in an ethics and literature class.
    Source: Burns, C. (May 2015). Warning: This education might trigger trauma. Are we coddling college students? Bangor Daily. Retrieved from http://bangordailynews.com/2015/09/09/the-point/warning-this-education-might-trigger-trauma-are-we-coddling-college-students/.

    “The content of this course will include topics that are difficult for some people to confront or discuss” on Robin Wilson’s “Students’ Requests for Trigger Warnings Grow More Varied” in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 14 Sept. 2015.
    Source: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/ptlc/documents/20161201-TriggerWarnings.pdf.
    “In this course, we will deal with sensitive material about controversial topics, and we may encounter adult content” on Robin Wilson’s “Students’ Requests for Trigger Warnings Grow More Varied” in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 14 Sept. 2015. Source: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/ptlc/documents/20161201-TriggerWarnings.pdf
    “This course addresses sensitive content such as rape, violence, and abortion that may be difficult for some people to address.” on Robin Wilson’s “Students’ Requests for Trigger Warnings Grow More Varied” in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 14 Sept. 2015.
    Source: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/ptlc/documents/20161201-TriggerWarnings.pdf
    “In tomorrow’s lecture, we will be looking at the origins of victimology in the 1940s. Our main task is to see their positivist approach and get a sense of the kind of victimological study they set in motion. But with the early victimologists there is sensitive content about victim-blaming in general, and we will look at an example of victim-blaming in the context of sexual assault. In one section of tomorrow’s lecture there will be some graphs and statistics on victimization through crime in Aotearoa/New Zealand, observing gender and ethnic differences in rates of victimization; and discussion of gender and race-ethnicity in relation to stereotypical depictions of crime, the criminal, and the victim. Forms of crime featured in the graphs include interpersonal violence,” an example of Rebecca Stringer’s content forecast in her lectures at the University of Otago which was also written on her paper entitled “REFLECTION FROM THE FIELD: Trigger warnings in university teaching.”
    Source: http://www.wsanz.org.nz/journal/docs/WSANZ302Stringer62-66.pdf
    “Content warning: This course focuses on issues of deep social injustice and the strategies used by oppressed groups to resist subjugation. It is impossible to explore these issues without also considering the tools of oppression—including instances of physical, verbal, emotional, and social violence. These are stories of trauma, and engaging with them may be distressing or painful. I will do my best to provide advance warning when we will be reading, watching, or discussing stories of trauma. If you anticipate needing additional accommodations—or if at any time in the semester you find yourself needing additional accommodations—in order to engage effectively with course materials, please let me know. Additionally, we will spend a good deal of time this semester discussing issues of deep social injustice— including racism, sexism, heterosexism, and transphobia. Some of what we read or view in class could well leave you feeling guilty, uncomfortable, anxious, and sad. These are normal and healthy responses to exploring social injustice, and I will do my best to build a community in which these feelings can be discussed honestly and openly if necessary,” an excerpt from Professor Jacob McWilliam’s “Nonviolent Social Movement Syllabus” in the University of Colorado.
    Source: https://www.wooster.edu/_media/files/academics/areas/wgss/wgss-requirements-courses.pdf

  13. (EDITED SPACING)
    2015-02889

    “The kind of reading we are asking our students to engage in is a profoundly risky and anxiety-promoting act … Our role is to find ways of enabling students’ reading resilience so that their sense of these risks, or their direct encounters with them, do not result in their giving up reading the texts we set for them.” by Reading Resilience which was written by 5 Australian university authors.
    Source: Willis, A. (October 10, 2016). In praise of trigger warnings. The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/in-praise-of-trigger-warnings-66044.

    “Trigger warning: This story contains graphic discussion of rape and domestic violence” in Ginger Gorman’s article on domestic abuse.
    Source: Gorman, G. (July 31, 2017). The domestic abuse issue that no one is talking about. New York Post. Retrieved from http://nypost.com/2017/07/31/the-domestic-abuse-issue-that-no-one-is-talking-about/.

    “Trigger warning: This article discusses rape and sexual violence” in Natalie Diblasio’s article about the Stanford rape case.
    Source: DiBlasio, N. (June 21, 2016). You heard the Stanford rape victim, but there’s more. USA Today. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/06/21/voices-rape-survivors-go-public-their-stories/86150472/.

    “The following episode contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences, including graphic depictions of rape and sexual assault. Viewer discretion is advised,” in trigger warning advisory before the start of the first episode of 13 Reasons Why.
    Source: Andrews, T. (May 2, 2017). Morning Mix Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ gets more trigger warnings. Critics say it glamorizes teen suicide. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/02/netflixs-13-reasons-why-gets-more-trigger-warnings-critics-say-it-glamorizes-teen-suicide/?utm_term=.dc2dc1ed1de8

    “This book contains multiple scenes of graphic sexual assault,” Christopher Burns’ warning as he was teaching “To Have and To Hold” by Patricia Gaffney in an ethics and literature class.
    Source: Burns, C. (May 2015). Warning: This education might trigger trauma. Are we coddling college students? Bangor Daily. Retrieved from http://bangordailynews.com/2015/09/09/the-point/warning-this-education-might-trigger-trauma-are-we-coddling-college-students/.

    “The content of this course will include topics that are difficult for some people to confront or discuss” on Robin Wilson’s “Students’ Requests for Trigger Warnings Grow More Varied” in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 14 Sept. 2015.
    Source: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/ptlc/documents/20161201-TriggerWarnings.pdf.

    “In this course, we will deal with sensitive material about controversial topics, and we may encounter adult content” on Robin Wilson’s “Students’ Requests for Trigger Warnings Grow More Varied” in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 14 Sept. 2015. Source: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/ptlc/documents/20161201-TriggerWarnings.pdf

    “This course addresses sensitive content such as rape, violence, and abortion that may be difficult for some people to address.” on Robin Wilson’s “Students’ Requests for Trigger Warnings Grow More Varied” in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 14 Sept. 2015.
    Source: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/ptlc/documents/20161201-TriggerWarnings.pdf

    “In tomorrow’s lecture, we will be looking at the origins of victimology in the 1940s. Our main task is to see their positivist approach and get a sense of the kind of victimological study they set in motion. But with the early victimologists, there is sensitive content about victim-blaming in general, and we will look at an example of victim-blaming in the context of sexual assault. In one section of tomorrow’s lecture there will be some graphs and statistics on victimization through crime in Aotearoa/New Zealand, observing gender and ethnic differences in rates of victimization; and discussion of gender and race-ethnicity in relation to stereotypical depictions of crime, the criminal, and the victim. Forms of crime featured in the graphs include interpersonal violence,” an example of Rebecca Stringer’s content forecast in her lectures at the University of Otago which was also written on her paper entitled “Reflection from the field: Trigger warnings in university teaching.”
    Source: http://www.wsanz.org.nz/journal/docs/WSANZ302Stringer62-66.pdf

    “Content warning: This course focuses on issues of deep social injustice and the strategies used by oppressed groups to resist subjugation. It is impossible to explore these issues without also considering the tools of oppression—including instances of physical, verbal, emotional, and social violence. These are stories of trauma, and engaging with them may be distressing or painful. I will do my best to provide advance warning when we will be reading, watching, or discussing stories of trauma. If you anticipate needing additional accommodations—or if at any time in the semester you find yourself needing additional accommodations—in order to engage effectively with course materials, please let me know. Additionally, we will spend a good deal of time this semester discussing issues of deep social injustice— including racism, sexism, heterosexism, and transphobia. Some of what we read or view in class could well leave you feeling guilty, uncomfortable, anxious, and sad. These are normal and healthy responses to exploring social injustice, and I will do my best to build a community in which these feelings can be discussed honestly and openly if necessary,” an excerpt from Professor Jacob McWilliam’s “Nonviolent Social Movement Syllabus” in the University of Colorado.
    Source: https://www.wooster.edu/_media/files/academics/areas/wgss/wgss-requirements-courses.pdf

  14. 2015-00118
    Comm 120 (Th 1-4)

    “Warning: the content below contains discussions of nonconsensual sexual behavior and abuse, and may be triggering to some” — New York University Sexual Misconduct Training for Students (Retrieved from https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-01/the-trigger-warning-test-you-can-t-fail)
    After a 9/11 display was vandalized at Occidental College, the Coalition for Diversity and Equity at the school issued a statement saying, “As students of color, this symbol of the American Flag is particularly triggering for many different reasons. For us, this the American Flag is a symbol of institutionalized violence (genocide, rape, slavery, colonialism, etc.) against people of color.” (Retrieved from https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-01/the-trigger-warning-test-you-can-t-fail)
    “Some contents of this course may involve media that may be triggering to some students due to descriptions of and/or scenes depicting acts of violence, acts of war, or sexual violence and its aftermath. If needed, please take care of yourself while watching/reading this material (leaving classroom to take a water/bathroom break, debriefing with a friend, contacting a Sexual Violence Support Coordinator at 614-292-1111, or Counseling and Consultation Services at 614-292-5766, and contacting the instructor if needed). Expectations are that we all will be respectful of our classmates while consuming this media and that we will create a safe space for each other. Failure to show respect to each other may result in dismissal from the class.” – The Ohio State University (Retrieved from http://ugeducation.osu.edu/syllabus.shtml)
    “Content Warning: this lecture will contain extensive discussion of abortion, rape and domestic violence. If you would like to discuss the issues raised by this lecture in confidence, please contact me.” (Retrieved from https://lizgloyn.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/the-classical-pedagogy-of-trigger-warnings/)
    “The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the causes, major events, and consequences of the Cold War, so that students may better understand current policies, global conflict, and political perspectives. This course will prepare students for advanced studies and careers related to teaching, political science, and service in government agencies.

    This course will explore ideas and events that may be shocking, distressing, or offensive to some students. Images and accounts of war atrocities, weapons testing, and violations of human rights are part of this curriculum. In exploring these matters, the instructor aims to foster students’ ability to analyze, critique, and synthesize information in thorough and objective ways as do professional historians.” – San Francisco State University (Retrieved from https://ctfd.sfsu.edu/content/trigger-warnings-college-classroom)

    “The following materials provide information regarding the University’s response to and adjudication of sexual misconduct cases. Some of the information provided uses explicit language and references situations about sexual situations, sexual assault, and sexual violence. These materials may be upsetting.” – Brandeis University (Retrieved from http://www.brandeis.edu/provost/pdf/final_title_IX_resources-_april_22-2015.pdf)
    “Our course readings and classroom discussions will often focus on mature, difficult, and potentially challenging topics. As with any course in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, course topics are often political and personal. Readings and discussions might trigger strong feelings—anger, discomfort, anxiety, confusion, excitement, humor, and even boredom. Some of us will have emotional responses to the readings; some of us will have emotional responses to our peers’ understanding of the readings; all of us should feel responsible for creating a space that is both intellectually rigorous and respectful. Above all, be respectful (even when you strongly disagree) and be mindful of the ways that our identities position us in the classroom.
    I expect everyone to come to class prepared to discuss the readings in a mature and respectful way.” – University of Pittsburgh ( Retrieved from http://www.gsws.pitt.edu/resources/suggested-syllabus-statement-content-warning-and-class-climate)
    “Trigger Warning: This post contains detailed information about sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing.” (Retrieved from http://www.teenvogue.com/story/sexual-assault-help)
    “Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).” (Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)
    “The following program contains scenes with nudity and sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.” (Retrieved from http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/the-following-program-contains-scenes-with-nudity-and-sexuality-viewer-discretion-is-advised.203750364/)

  15. Comm 120 (Th 1-4PM)
    2014-00497

    “Trigger warning: This article mentions sexual abuse, verbal sexual harassment, attempted sexual assault, and threats of sexual assault.”
    (https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/black-female-sexuality-no-need-to-reclaim-the-past/)
    Trigger warning: I care a lot about the readers of this blog and I respectfully ask that you please do not read on if you are prone to be triggered around eating and health or body-related themes.
    (http://feministing.com/2011/12/06/dangerously-misinformed-article-on-eating-disorders-posted-on-muscle-and-fitness-website/)
    “Reader discretion is advised for pregnant women, the elderly, and those suffering from serious medical conditions.”

    – The Bongcheon-Dong Ghost
    (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)

    “The preceding program contains scenes of extreme violence which may be disturbing to some viewers. Time travellers of a nervous disposition may wish to consider listening to something else for the previous half-hour.”

    – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Radio) (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)

    “TW: graphic rape scene; tones of statutory rape and incest”.

    – IMDb user trigger warning for Splice (2009)
    (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056420051/)

    “Lights Out brings you stories of the supernatural and the supernormal, dramatizing the fantasies and mysteries of the unknown. We tell you this frankly, so if you wish to avoid the excitement and tension of these imaginative plays, we urge you calmly — but sincerely — to turn off your radio now.”

    – 1940s horror series Lights Out (Radio)
    (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)

    After his double murder-suicide, Chris Benoit matches on the WWE Network: “The following program is presented in its original form. It may contain some content that does not reflect WWE’s corporate views and may not be suitable for all viewers. WWE characters are fictitious and do not reflect the personal lives of the actors portraying them. Viewer discretion is advised.” This warning now also follows any archived or content programming that is rated TV-14 or TV-MA, as it runs counter to the current company image of “family-friendly sports-entertainment”.
    (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)
    “TRIGGER WARNING: physics, trigonometry, sine, cosine, tangent, vector, force, work, energy, stress, quiz, grade.”

    – Auburn University Prof. Peter Schwartz
    (http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/01/prof-mocks-activists-with-syllabus-trigger-warnings-for-math-grades/) & (http://schwartz.eng.auburn.edu/2100/ENGR2100.pdf)

    “Content warning: This piece discusses sexual assault, including the author’s experience of a non-consensual sexual experience.”
    (http://feministing.com/2017/05/03/stealthing-is-sexual-violence-lets-talk-about-it-that-way/)
    “Trigger warning: victim-blaming, sexual assault, pedophilia, transphobia, rape”.
    (http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/10/survivors-happen-to-anyone/)

  16. Comm 120 (Th 1-4PM)
    2014-00497

    1 “Trigger warning: This article mentions sexual abuse, verbal sexual harassment, attempted sexual assault, and threats of sexual assault.”
    (https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/black-female-sexuality-no-need-to-reclaim-the-past/)

    2 Trigger warning: I care a lot about the readers of this blog and I respectfully ask that you please do not read on if you are prone to be triggered around eating and health or body-related themes.
    (http://feministing.com/2011/12/06/dangerously-misinformed-article-on-eating-disorders-posted-on-muscle-and-fitness-website/)

    3 “Reader discretion is advised for pregnant women, the elderly, and those suffering from serious medical conditions.” – The Bongcheon-Dong Ghost (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)

    4 “The preceding program contains scenes of extreme violence which may be disturbing to some viewers. Time travellers of a nervous disposition may wish to consider listening to something else for the previous half-hour.” – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Radio)(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)

    5 “TW: graphic rape scene; tones of statutory rape and incest”. – IMDb user trigger warning for Splice (2009)
    (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056420051/)

    6 “Lights Out brings you stories of the supernatural and the supernormal, dramatizing the fantasies and mysteries of the unknown. We tell you this frankly, so if you wish to avoid the excitement and tension of these imaginative plays, we urge you calmly — but sincerely — to turn off your radio now.” – 1940s horror series Lights Out (Radio) (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)

    7 (After his double murder-suicide, Chris Benoit matches on the WWE Network): “The following program is presented in its original form. It may contain some content that does not reflect WWE’s corporate views and may not be suitable for all viewers. WWE characters are fictitious and do not reflect the personal lives of the actors portraying them. Viewer discretion is advised.” This warning now also follows any archived or content programming that is rated TV-14 or TV-MA, as it runs counter to the current company image of “family-friendly sports-entertainment”. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings)

    8 “TRIGGER WARNING: physics, trigonometry, sine, cosine, tangent, vector, force, work, energy, stress, quiz, grade.” – Auburn University Prof. Peter Schwartz
    (http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/01/prof-mocks-activists-with-syllabus-trigger-warnings-for-math-grades/) & (http://schwartz.eng.auburn.edu/2100/ENGR2100.pdf)

    9 “Content warning: This piece discusses sexual assault, including the author’s experience of a non-consensual sexual experience.”
    (http://feministing.com/2017/05/03/stealthing-is-sexual-violence-lets-talk-about-it-that-way/)

    10 “Trigger warning: victim-blaming, sexual assault, pedophilia, transphobia, rape”.
    (http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/10/survivors-happen-to-anyone/)

  17. “At times this semester we will be discussing historical events that may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to some students. If you ever feel the need to step outside during one of these discussions, either for a short time or for the rest of the class session, you may always do so without academic penalty. (You will, however, be responsible for any material you miss. If you do leave the room for a significant time, please make arrangements to get notes from another student or see me individually.)
    If you ever wish to discuss your personal reactions to this material, either with the class or with me afterwards, I welcome such discussion as an appropriate part of our coursework.” (Johnston, 2015)

    “The following reading includes a discussion of the harsh treatment experienced by First Nations children in residential schools in the 1950s. This content is disturbing, so I encourage everyone to prepare themselves emotionally before proceeding. If you believe that the reading will be traumatizing for you, then you may choose to forgo it. You will still, however, be responsible for material that you miss, so please arrange to get notes from another student or see me individually.” (The University of Waterloo, n.d.)

    “This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.” (Trigger warning, n.d.)

    “WARNING: “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons” (Trigger warning, n.d.)

    “This post comes with a trigger warning. Discussing a hate group and their leader, I had to chronicle what they’ve done. For those of you who come to my blog seeking writing advice, short fiction, and memoir entries, an article on Fred Phelps might seem off topic. I’ve met the man on two occasions, and as a commentator on trolls, cyber bullies, and internet culture, I felt compelled to weigh in.” (A Note on Trigger Warnings, 2014)

    “TW: Discussion of ableist language & bullying” (ischemgeek, 2014)

    Sources:
    A Note on Trigger Warnings. (2014, April 2). Retrieved from The Daily Post: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/trigger-warnings/
    ischemgeek. (2014, February 15). The Case Against Stupid. Retrieved from ischemgeek.wordpress.com: https://ischemgeek.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/the-case-against-stupid/
    Johnston, A. (2015, August 25). Syllabus Trigger Warnings: A How-To, And Some Reflections, One Year Along. Retrieved from StudentActivism.net: https://studentactivism.net/2015/08/25/trigger-warnings-for-syllabi-a-how-to-one-year-along/
    The University of Waterloo. (n.d.). Trigger Warnings. Retrieved from University of Waterloo: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/trigger
    Trigger warning. (n.d.). Retrieved from Geek Feminism Wiki: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Trigger_warning

  18. 2014 89504

    “A few trigger warnings: rape, pedophilia (which is accepted within the society of Vere), and general/pleasure slavery are all found within this book. There are also scenes and mentions of physical abuse and assaults such as flogging.” Retrieved from http://fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2015/07/captive-prince-by-cs-pacat.html
    “Trigger Warning: This book contains scenes of colonialism, racism, and rape, which may be upsetting to students who have experienced colonialism, racism, or rape.” Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/trigger-warnings-and-the-novelists-mind
    “Trigger Warning: Violence and internment” Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/trigger-warnings-and-the-novelists-mind
    “TRIGGER WARNING: Discussing “discrimination” may cause psychological trauma to students who have faced racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, or ableism.” Retrieved from https://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/syllabus-for-my-io-course-with-trigger-warnings
    “TRIGGER WARNING: This section discusses privileged individuals or corporations who possess hidden information they may use to oppress others.” Retrieved from https://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/syllabus-for-my-io-course-with-trigger-warnings
    “TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of “entry” may bring up painful memories for victims of sexual assault. Counselers will be avaialable for students who suffer post-traumatic flashbacks during this class.” https://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/syllabus-for-my-io-course-with-trigger-warnings
    “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.” Retrieved from http://theberry.com/2016/10/28/what-trigger-warning-really-means-mb/
    “Some of the material that we cover in class may be traumatic or troubling.” Retrieved from http://inthesetimes.com/article/16940/is_the_academy_trigger_warning_happy
    “Warning: Graphic Content.” Retrieved from http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/bad-girls-advice-group-removed-from-facebook-over-bestiality-posts/news-story/82f8fa85252829621ba7e518b307544d
    “It is my goal in this class to create a safe environment in which we examine our assumptions… Discomfort can be part of the learning process as we are challenged to shift our paradigms. I invite you to sit with this discomfort. However, if the discomfort starts to turn to distress, I want you to take care of yourself. You can withdraw from an activity or even leave the classroom.” Retrieved from http://flavorwire.com/520346/teaching-trigger-warnings-what-pundits-dont-understand-about-the-years-most-controversial-higher-ed-debate

  19. 2015-13668

    Written:
    “TW: sexual assault; sexual harassment.”
    Spoken:
    “I would like to trigger warn that I am about to go into a detailed discussion about an experience of sexual assault. Please feel free to leave at any time throughout this discussion if you wish.”
    Retrieved from: https://nowsa2017.com/trigger-warning-policy-2/
    TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.
    Retrieved from: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Trigger_warning
    “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.”
    Retrieved from: http://theberry.com/2016/10/28/what-trigger-warning-really-means-mb/
    “If you are going to be upset by images of semi-naked women don’t look at the Daily Star, pick one of the other papers.”
    Retrieved from: http://theconversation.com/trigger-warnings-about-war-graves-do-not-molly-coddle-archaeology-students-they-are-essential-66292
    The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the causes, major events, and consequences of the Cold War, so that students may better understand current policies, global conflict, and political perspectives. This course will prepare students for advanced studies and careers related to teaching, political science, and service in government agencies.

    This course will explore ideas and events that may be shocking, distressing, or offensive to some students. Images and accounts of war atrocities, weapons testing, and violations of human rights are part of this curriculum. In exploring these matters, the instructor aims to foster students’ ability to analyze, critique, and synthesize information in thorough and objective ways as do professional historians.

    Retrieved from: https://ctfd.sfsu.edu/content/trigger-warnings-college-classroom

    “TW: suicide, domestic abuse and graphic violence.
    -F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
    “Be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression. Realize that all forms of violence are traumatic, and that your students have lives before and outside your classroom, experiences you may not expect or understand.”

    -Trigger warning draft guide from Oberlin College in Ohio circulated to professors

    Retrieved from: https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/sites/default/files_link/schools/files/Domain/7549/Warning%20The%20Literary%20Canon%20Could%20Make%20Students%20Squirm.pdf

    I didn’t report my rapist: here’s why [trigger warning, clearly]
    Retrieved from: http://rosemarymaccabe.com/2017/02/i-didnt-report-my-rapist/
    Shame and humiliation will be a deterrent trigger warning
    Retrieved from: http://www.essentialkids.com.au/forums/index.php?/topic/1186154-shame-and-humiliation-will-be-a-deterrent-trigger-warning/
    “Graphic depictions of violence (including sexual violence), torture, drug use, explicit representations of sexual activity, and the representation of oppressive points of view that target various social groups on the basis of sex, gender, sexuality and race”
    Retrieved from: https://thetab.com/uk/nottingham/2017/01/24/lecturer-issues-trigger-warning-third-year-module-34757

  20. “The following episode contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences, including graphic depictions of rape and sexual assault. Viewer discretion is advised.” – 13 Reasons Why
    “Due to the graphic nature of this film, it should not have been watched by small children.” – Cannibal! The Musical
    “Pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use, and a fantasy/comic violent image — all involving teens.” – Superbad
    “The following is a graphic depiction of a violent prehistoric battle. Viewer discretion is advised.” – Jurassic Fight Club
    “Before we begin the fourth episode of Quatermass II, we’d like to say that in our opinion it is not suitable for children, or those of you who may have a nervous disposition.” – Quartermass II
    “Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).” – xkcd
    “Tonight’s episode deals with a subject that is sensitive in nature. Viewer discretion is advised.” – A Different World
    “Warning: The following show features stunts performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals. Accordingly, MTV and the producers must insist that no one attempt to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on this show.” – Jackass
    “Trauma from sexual or other assault and abuse is very real, and ‘triggers’ are real for victims of abuse. But the place to process or deal with survivor triggers is with a trained therapist in a counsellor’s office, and not in a classroom or university context.” – Dr. Naomi Wolf, college lecturer in Victorian sexualities [from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/trigger-warnings-universities-students-us-uk-a7353061.html%5D
    “Warning: The Michael Savage Show contains adult language, adult content, psychological nudity. Listener discretion is advised.” – Michael Savage’s Savage Nation

    Sample 1 – 8 and 10 from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ContentWarnings

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