And the research on trigger warnings shows that people actually pay MORE attention to the triggering topic. They do this even if it is a genuine trigger for the person! So I now give warnings about my trigger warnings being counter productive.I understood what he meant. I was an Aggie Ally when I was a grad student and I remember going over the most peculiar pronouns. My thought was, "there are actually people who go by these?"
But you know what really grinds my gears? Trigger warnings. They have gotten ridiculous. I'm not even sure which universities actually use trigger warnings. I have worked for seven different universities and never met an instructor who uses them. Still, apparently some student groups want trigger warnings for diverse topics such as caloric content and snakes.
At the start of every semester, I tell my first classes that history is full of people doing horrible things to each other. My students should always assume my lectures will contain inquisitions, plagues, wars, and generally unpleasant business. If they can't handle that, then perhaps my military history class isn't for them. That is the only trigger warning they ever get from me.
All I can think is the woman on the left posting somewhere, “Out for a nice walk this morning and this rude asshole rides up on his bike demanding I get out of his way! How rude. Inconsiderate asses on bikes.”Some short footage from this morning's ride. I have a pet peeve with sidewalks or shared trails: groups that spread out and don't make room for others.
It's a SHARED path. It doesn't matter if I'm biking, running, or even walking faster. If I'm coming from behind you, make some goddamn space. What's irritating here is I clearly rang my bell THREE times before they finally made room. My tires were nearly on their heels
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Like, Kidz Bop for adults!Sitting at a Walmart waiting for an oil change. That’s not the pet peeve. The pet peeve is that their overhead radio plays the hits as sung by other people. My guess is that it cuts down on royalties. So it’s decent music, but it’s jarring my wrong.
"It was so weird. They were playing fast car but it was some male country sounding guy."Sitting at a Walmart waiting for an oil change. That’s not the pet peeve. The pet peeve is that their overhead radio plays the hits as sung by other people. My guess is that it cuts down on royalties. So it’s decent music, but it’s jarring my wrong.
NOOO THE SIMPLIFIED MODEL MY KINDERGARTEN TEACHER TAUGHT ME IS CODIFIED AS UNIVERSAL TRUUUUUUUTHUse CMY not RBY you soggy muppet! Your green is dull and your purple is too dark. All your colors are less vibrant than they could be if you just started with better base pigments.