Comment 111257

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted April 29, 2015 at 18:51:52 in reply to Comment 111174

It's a real shame that you have dedicated all your repulsion to the author's compassionate effort to warn readers who have been sexually assaulted that some of the article's contents might provoke a disturbing emotional reaction.

I'm not going to give Ms. Nicoll a pass on form and language just because her heart's in the right place.

Putting aside my scorn for trigger talk, it's plain that it wasn't mainly about "warning" (and offering therapeutic advice to) readers: for heaven's sake, "sexual assault" appears in the deck, right after a headline that makes the subject pretty clear.

That trigger alert is an exhibition of right-thinking credentials; it's the party flag run up the pole; it's a political act of performative feminism. It's a shibboleth.

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