Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings & Holding Teachers Hostage

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The first time I heard someone make a reference to a university's "safe space," I imagined a bunker-style shelter to which students could retreat in the event of a campus lockdown. Instead, it turned out to be a room containing stuffed animals, coloring books, calming music, Play-Doh, and a video of puppies playing. It was the kind of place one would think had been designed for children who had endured trauma. In 2015 Brown University made such a room available as a "safe...


has an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an M.A. in bioethics from Trinity International University. She resides in Dallas and currently works as a freelance science writer and educator.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #49, Summer 2019 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |