Jay Daniel Thompson

Dr Jay Daniel Thompson lectures in digital writing in the Media and Communications program at the University of Melbourne. He has also taught digital writing at Swinburne University of Technology and Victoria University. Jay has worked as a freelance journalist since 1998 and his work has appeared in The Conversation, Kill Your Darlings, Overland and others.

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Ultimately, by dismissing student activists as being intolerant snowflakes, commentators can avoid engaging with the arguments that these activists make. These are arguments that the commentator might disagree with, that they might find unsettling, that they might … well, be triggered by. The commentator can also avoid acknowledging (much less trying to rectify) social inequalities.