Here’s one which should make all grown-up people spit their breakfast gin into the Rice Krispies:
With the fragile millennial generation seemingly getting weaker by the day, a university in Scotland has fond it necessary to issue “trigger warnings” for college students asked to read Grimm’s fairy tales for class.
Now that said, I should point out that many of Grimm’s fairy tales — in their un-bowdlerized form, that is — are genuinely terrifying: if one is five years old.
I remember being quite frightened by some of the darker fairy tales myself, but that, of course, is the entire point of the things: they’re cautionary tales for children. Just take Hansel & Gretel as an example: don’t wander away from the house unaccompanied, or bad things will happen to you. (I bet that young Miss Bambridge’s parents regret never having read that story to their daughter during her childhood.)
But that supposed adults — university students, no less — who can vote, drive and buy alcohol (sometimes all at the same time) should require precautionary warnings before reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales ? Just think: some day these little weenies may be running countries and corporations.
Thankfully, by that time I should be dead.