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Trigger Warnings In The Theatre

Trigger warnings have been a staple on college campuses for years now, advising students that classroom content might be in some way disturbing or upsetting. Now some theatres are using trigger warnings to give audience members advanced notice about potentially upsetting material. While some scoff at the practice, others say the warnings are essential to protect victims of trauma. Jim Braude was joined by WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen and Gail Dines, president and CEO of the anti-porn organization Culture Reframed and professor emerita at Wheelock College.

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