At one time the idea of these Millennials being so crippled by this being ‘offended’ condition would cause a real problem for the future of governance and the Country. Now, not so much is that thinking rampant.
This inability to deal with anything that offends them, violates their “Free Speech” concepts marginalizes them. The world, business, and normal commerce hardly recognizes someone being offended.
Trigger warning Meet ‘Generation Snowflake’ – the hysterical young women who can’t cope with being offended
British thinktank boss says mollycoddled kids are breaking down in tears when asked to deal with controversial ideas
A top British thinker has claimed young women are in the grip of a “hysteria” which has made them unable to cope with being offended.
Claire Fox, head of a thinktank called the Institute of Ideas, has penned a coruscating critique of “Generation Snowflake”, the name given to a growing group of youngsters who “believe it’s their right to be protected from anything they might find unpalatable”.
She said British and American universities are dominated by cabals of young women who are dead set on banning anything they find remotely offensive.
“It makes me sad that these teens and 20-somethings have become so fearful that they believe a dissenting opinion can pose such a serious threat,” Fox wrote in an article for Mail Online.
This hyper-sensitivity has prompted the University of East Anglia to outlaw sombreros in a Mexican restaurant and caused the National Union of Student to ban clapping as “as it might trigger trauma”, asking youngsters to use “jazz hands” instead. [snip]
The academic said her mostly female audience broke down in tears after she “dared suggest (as eminent feminists have before me) that rape wasn’t necessarily the worst thing a woman could experience”.
Fox added: “I expected robust discussion – not for them all to dissolve into outraged gasps of, ‘You can’t say that!’
“Their reaction shocked me. I take no pleasure in making teenagers cry, but it also brought home the contrast to previous generations of young people, who would have relished the chance to argue back.
“It illustrated this generation’s almost belligerent sense of entitlement. They assume their emotional suffering takes precedence. Express a view they disagree with and you must immediately recant and apologise.” [snip]
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