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On certain college campuses in the United States, particularly places like Oberlin and UC Santa Barbara, there is a new trend afoot to preface potential intellectual discomfort with a “trigger warning.” For example, at Oberlin, if an English 101 professor desires to have his class read “The Great Gatsby”, a drafted proposal to the faculty encourages the professor to “be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression” in devising their syllabi. In other words, just like the surgeon general places warnings on packages of Marlboro reds, an English professor would have a duty to warn the student body of the sexism to come in Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald’s classic work.

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