Students at Rutgers University-Camden are now being infantilized with “trigger warnings” on Greek and Roman literature and history classes.
Associate professor Evan Jewell, the weirdo behind the trigger warnings, told Rutgers-Camden News Now that he believes that students need to be warned about historic material that might upset their delicate sensibilities.
“People have rightfully come to a more critical stance against continuing attitudes of racism and misogyny,” he said. “So how do we teach an ancient society where misogyny, sexual assault, and harassment were the norm and built into the classic texts that we read?”
While Jewell acknowledges that people argue this won’t prepare the young minds for the real world, he does not really care.
“There are debates whether taking such an approach doesn’t prepare them for the real world,” he said. “Conversely, some argue that, if someone has had a traumatic assault, the discussion might trigger this experience. I think it’s better to prepare the students