Current Controversies: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and Trigger Warnings, 1st Edition

  • Gary Wiener
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  • ISBN-10: 1534502319
  • ISBN-13: 9781534502314
  • DDC: 305.800973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Despite the name, trigger warnings have nothing to do with gun control, and safe spaces don't necessarily mean state-of-the-art panic rooms. Instead, these terms and the phrase microaggressions relate to preserving and protecting one's emotional safety. In this volume, readers will learn about the increased demand for sensitivity in social settings, in literature and media, and on the Internet. They will also encounter the opposing view, that we, as a society, are becoming too fragile and don't need figurative bulletproof vests for every occasion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the Current Controversies Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Should Trauma Victims and Marginalized People Be Protected?.
1: Overview: Empathy for the Marginalized Depends on Levels of Discrimination.
2: The “Snowflake” Generation Is a Misnomer.
3: Media Ignores the Mental Health Crisis in Today's Colleges.
4: We Are Becoming a Culture of Victimization.
5: Americans Must Learn to Face Adversity.
Are Trigger Warnings Useful?.
6: Overview: Using Trigger Warnings Is an Individual Decision.
7: Trigger Warnings Are Not the Problem in Modern Universities.
8: Content Warnings Lead to a Better Learning Environment.
9: Trigger Warnings Are Most Effective When They Are Not Mandatory.
10: Trigger Warnings Are Unnecessary.
11: Trigger Warnings Threaten Academic Freedom.
Are Microaggressions a Real Problem?.
12: Overview: Understanding Microaggressions.
13: We Must Combat Microaggressions.
14: Microaggressions Are Harmful to the LGBTQ Community.
15: Subtle Racial Microaggressions Can Be the Most Toxic.
16: Microaggressions Have a Damaging Effect on Therapy Patients.
17: The Jury's Still Out on What Constitutes a Microaggression.
18: The Term “Microaggression” Should Be Retired Until It Is Better Understood.
Are Safe Spaces an Effective Way to Protect Marginalized People?.
19: Overview: Open vs. Closed Communities as Examples of Safe Spaces.
20: An Argument for Safe Spaces.
21: Understanding Safe Spaces Means Understanding Privilege.
22: Efforts to Protect People May in Fact Weaken Them.
23: Student Demands for Safe Spaces Can Be Taken Too Far.
24: Safe Spaces Must Evolve to Allow for Reasoned Discourse.
Organizations to Contact.