Trigger Warning

Greta Christina

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Spoiler alert: This column includes a spoiler for the movie Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Was that sentence a problem for anyone?

Did anyone read that sentence and think, “What has our culture come to? Are we really this weak, this hypersensitive? In a free society, people should be willing to be exposed to ideas they find upsetting—including finding out that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Do people need to be this pampered and protected from every possible negative experience?”

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