Whether it’s the left crying over Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in last year’s election, or the right melting down over athletes kneeling during songs, the snowflakes are getting their feelings hurt in record numbers. And they want everyone to know that telling them so, is damaging to their overall mental health.
The snowflakes have apparently had enough.
Figures show that the majority of young people think the term “snowflake” is unfair. But even more alarming is that even more think it could have a negative effect on its own. The “snowflake generation” is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement (and yes, this goes for those on the right who got so offended by kneeling athletes that they burned their own stuff). Research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 percent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 percent think it could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health. Really, those who are called snowflakes are just authoritarians of slightly different flavors.
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