The list of things over which students claim to be triggered by has just increased.
This time, it hasn’t been some problematic Cishet white male historical figure or some ambiguous wording, but a calorie-counting math problem.
Math has been under close scrutiny from some woke academics as it was apparently deemed ‘racist’.
According to The Daily Telegraph, “One student, a recovering anorexic, told how she was so upset by the question that she had to leave the exam hall in a panic.”
“The question said: “There are 84 calories in 100g of banana. There are 87 calories in 100g of yogurt. Priti has 60g of banana and 150g of yogurt for breakfast. Work out the total number of calories in this breakfast”.”
GCSE examinations are usually taken by students in their mid-teens in the UK.
A student, 16, was under such distress from the question, she had to get up and leave the examination room.
Other students spoke of how inappropriate the question was, as it made them relive the horrors of their eating disorders and took to social media to express their triggering.
While eating disorders are a serious problem, the high level of sensitivity exhibited by students draws plenty of negative attention, often culminating in mockery.
Students have called for trigger warnings on excerpts from a book in which a character was raped in a later passage.
At Harvard Law, students requested circumventing or softening the teaching of laws surrounding sexual assault, given its triggering content.
Earlier this year, it was found that many UK students sitting exams were incapable of reading analog clocks.
The leaders of tomorrow certainly are becoming an interesting bunch.
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