Trigger warnings are being used in universities. Photo: John Loo
A trend toward giving university students "trigger warnings" before they engage with distressing content has become the norm in some Melbourne universities.
Dr Lauren Rosewarne, a senior lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Melbourne supports them when dealing with confronting topics such as sexual violence.
"It's about striking a balance between competing ideas, but making people feel included," she said.
Tom Elliott was not convinced, arguing that universities should be about challenging ideas.
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