Filmmaker and writer Aishah Shahidah Simmons, who teaches in the women’s and LGBT studies program at Temple University, poses for a photograph Friday, April 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Students on ... more 
Filmmaker and writer Aishah Shahidah Simmons, who teaches in the women’s and LGBT studies program at Temple University, poses for a photograph Friday, April 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Students on college campuses across the country are increasingly asking their professors to provide "trigger warnings" for classes that cover content that might be upsetting to individuals who have been sexually assaulted, touched by suicide, survived war or experienced other traumatic situations. Such warnings, long a feature of the blogosphere, are now cropping up on course syllabi or before lectures. Simmons is a rape and incest survivor who is “on the fence” about making trigger warnings mandatory for college faculty, but already uses them in her courses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Rourke
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 11:06 AM EDT