Be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.
What in the heck is "cissexism"?
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/14/oberlin-backs-down-trigger-warnings-professors-who-teach-sensitive-material#ixzz2yzNryei1 Inside Higher Ed
Another part of the proposed (but thankfully, not implemented) "trigger" policy at Oberlin College includes this amazing statement:
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is a triumph of literature that everyone in the world should read. However, it may trigger readers who have experienced racism, colonialism, religious persecution, violence, suicide, and more.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/14/oberlin-backs-down-trigger-warnings-professors-who-teach-sensitive-material#ixzz2yzO8i4bI Inside Higher EdUnless you have a parasite, I find it most unlikely that anyone at Oberlin College today has experienced "colonialism."
UPDATE: I am so glad that I have such educated readers to explain things like "cissexism" to me:
Trans-gender refers to people who do not identify with their bodies -- an apparent male who identifies as female, for example.
The problem is that the opposite phenomenon -- the person who identifies with the outward appearance of his body -- never had a word, which made it unjustifiably "normal". Thus, the word cis-gender.
You're cis-gender, Clayton. We have to fight against you, because you are privileged and you oppress others.