Tom hits out at the "trigger warnings" trend in universities

Trigger warnings are being used in universities.

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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