Easy to be smug about trigger alerts when you’re not being shot at

BD Live | Chris Thurman:

Smug purveyors and defenders of unexamined privilege — in SA and around the world — like to think they can prescribe the terminology used by their fellow citizens. They delight in scoffing at “political correctness gone mad”. They have nothing but disdain for “trigger warnings” and accusations of “cultural appropriation” and the creation of “safe spaces”. They think that people who invoke these terms when trying to express a sense of persecution, or injustice, are lazy and hypersensitive… Read more

Image: Author Lionel Shriver recently gave a speech in which she lamented the constraints of a focus on identity politics: YOUTUBE