Steelmanning and responding to trigger warning arguments

This post was spurred by the discussion about trigger warnings in academia over at Lawyers, Guns, and Money.

Over the last year and a half or so, there have been a lot of terrible arguments about trigger warnings in college classrooms. Opponents of trigger warnings have depicted students with triggers as whiny, mollycoddled, censorious babies, […]

Baltimore officials thought medical info for protesters was rebellion and a threat – and they aren’t the only ones

It was September 2012, and I was in Manhattan, acting as a street medic at the Occupy Wall Street first anniversary protests. They’d been happening all weekend but the biggest ones were going to happen next morning. Meanwhile, a bunch of protesters were crowding into Zuccotti Park, which was ringed by barricades and NYPD […]