The Washington Post reports that students at Columbia University are demanding that classes on Greek mythology need to have trigger warnings because some of the things found in these ancient myths could just be triggering to modern students. According to one unnamed “woman of color” quoted in the article, she was unable to handle reading Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” because it included depictions of rape and sexual assault against Daphne and Persephone. She was unable to engage with the class, even though she admits that the teacher never brought up those ideas in the classroom. How horrible!
But I thought these were supposed to be adults who ought to be able to handle such things. If they can’t these idiots have no business voting or drinking or doing any of the other things that we expect people to be adults to do. They are just emotionally stunted children in the bodies of young adults and this is the future of this nation? No wonder we’re so screwed.
It’s becoming clear as time goes on that radical liberals are idiots. According to Elizabeth Nolan Brown in Reason. “Apparently this discussion of Ovid was so threatening it was a matter of self-preservation to ignore it. If that’s really true — if the mere discussion of rape causes this student to feel panicked and physically unsafe — than she needs help treating severe post-traumatic stress disorder, not a f—— trigger warning.”
Harvey Silverglate wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “What should be the object of derision, a focus for satire, is instead the subject of serious faux academic discussion and precautionary warnings. For this disorder there is no effective quarantine. A whole generation of students soon will have imbibed the warped notions of justice and entitlement now handed down as dogma in the universities.”
Even sex blogger Susannah Breslin says that feminists and other far left idiots are overdoing it, that they are using the term “like a Southern cook applies Pam cooking spray to an overused nonstick frying pan.” Yet it continues to happen, crazy leftists are demanding that some schools force professors to put trigger warnings on their curriculum and allow people to opt out of classes that may contain “content that may trigger the onset of symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
I’m sorry, if you legitimately have PTSD, seek professional psychiatric help. You don’t need a trigger warning, you need a psychiatrist. Yet these stories come in from across the country, with more and more demands that no one ever be personally offended by anything for any reason. They’re even claiming that a classroom filled with white students is a racial microaggression and has to be stopped. Are these people out of their minds? The answer is yes and that’s what liberalism does to people.