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‘Generation Snowflake’

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OldDude49, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Seems legit?

    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.

    Meet ‘Generation Snowflake’ – the hysterical young women who can’t cope with being offended
  2. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey+

    Not the same generation of Britts that stood up against the Blitz.
    Altoidfishfins, Yard Dart and Dont like this.
  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It would never have happened when I was a much younger man in the early 70's. The women would simply have just kicked me in the nuts for saying daft nonsense. It's difficult saying offensive stuff whilst rolling around the ground in agony, gasping for air.
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    It's worse than that. They are trying to get anything that they think might offend someone banned so that every flake on the planet has a safe place. Wuss-wuss to the nth.
    3M-TA3 and mysterymet like this.
  5. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I call it PC abuse.
  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    You guys are old foiled who are only willing to look at what you don't like about this generation. .. if you actually tales to them instead of believing everything you read on the Internet you would not be perpetuating this stupid crap
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The thing is, age has little to do with the condemnation of the snowflakes. They are afraid to talk to anyone with experience for fear of contamination of their pre-conceived ideas. I've run into it locally. Yes, it is stupid crap, but no less real. I don't think it is too widespread yet, but it is growing.

    Here's more --
    Why today’s young women are just so FEEBLE

    Claire Fox had her nose rubbed in it while dealing with girls, but it's safe to say (and she does) that there are male children that are equally delicate, far more so than any previous generation.
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    mysterymet and Minuteman like this.
  8. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Read that article yesterday.........damn shame
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

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