Letter to the Editor: Trigger warnings are necessary

Editor’s note: This letter is a response to Amelia Erikson’s column published Dec. 2, 2015, called “Trigger warnings should not be used as they prevent growth.”

Would you pop a balloon in an unsuspecting war veteran’s ear?

Let’s talk about why we have trigger warnings. Trigger warnings don’t prevent people from engaging. They are because people in our community want the ability to prepare themselves before having a discussion about these topics. In fact, most of the time when...

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