The Trouble With Trigger Warnings

There’s a better way to protect the vulnerable

Eric Weiner
4 min readApr 21, 2022

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Trigger warnings, like so much in life, began with the best of intentions but quickly devolved into the absurd. First used in online discussions of sexual violence, they expanded exponentially and now include warnings about everything from racism to classism, as well as books such as The Great Gatsby and The Adventures of

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Eric Weiner

Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of five books. My latest,:"BEN & ME: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life."