Indiana University Professor Apologizes for Triggering Medical Students With 'I Can't Breathe' Exam Question
"We understand that the context in which this phrase was used resulted in a very painful trigger for many of you."
It's absolutely absurd to me that students can complain about this, and even worse that schools pander to it and issue apologies when they did nothing wrong. I'm not sure how you can expect to be a doctor and handle stressful situations if you are so "triggered" by a TEST QUESTION. Also, what happens when a patient shows up in the ED with a COPD exacerbation stating "I can't breathe"? Are you just going to walk out of the room because you are triggered? People say ACTUALLY terrible things in real life, and you can't control that.
I'm NOT saying that I agree with all of the sentiments expressed in the article, and it goes too far IMO when it becomes political and delves into the transgender issues. But I do agree that this cry for "safe spaces" free from microaggressions is getting to be a little bit too much.