As Twitchy reported Friday, an appearance at Georgetown University by Christina Hoff Sommers, host of the Factual Feminist video blog and author of “The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men” among other books, was accompanied by a host of “trigger warnings” posted around the school and the offer of a designated “safe space” for those feeling threatened by her presence on campus.
Sommers appeared Monday night at Oberlin University in Ohio as a guest of the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians, and a letter in The Oberlin Review signed by more than 150 individuals and organizations publicized an alternative event called “We’re Still Here Monday” that would “make her talk irrelevant in the face of our love, passion and power.” Ironically, the letter warning students away from Hoff’s appearance was itself preceded by a content warning, nothing that the letter contained “discussion of rape culture, online harassment, victim blaming and rape apologism/denialism.”
As at Georgetown, there were plenty of hand-made signs posted as warnings. Nick Mascari of Third Base Politics offered a sample.
Trigger warning for those who don’t earn as much as they believe they should:
Historian, Harvard professor and “The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die” author Niall Ferguson has evidently had it with the trigger warnings, decrying the “campus culture of intellectual cowardice.”