Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 227–228 | Cite as

Participant commentary from Jyoti M. Rao

  • Jyoti M. Rao
Original Article


This paper briefly examines a pivotal moment during a conference panel presentation on the topic of campus safe spaces and trigger warnings. It addresses the use of racial and homophobic slurs during the discussion that, alongside complex unconscious processes, threatened the emotional safety of the group.


racial homophobic slurs language trauma enactment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San FranciscoUSA

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