You have Generation X, Generation Y, and of course the Greatest Generation. There have been a few names thrown out there for the generation who’s constantly outraged and unable to handle reality. “Millennials,” and “Worst Generation,” for example. Now, an author has penned the perfect name for them. Enter Generation Snowflake, formerly known as raging SJWs. Sure, the name is technically unofficial… But it’s got my vote.
Quick, to the safe spaces!
‘Generation Snowflake’ is the term for these teens, one that’s now used frequently in the U.S. and becoming more common here. It describes a fragile, thin-skinned younger generation that can’t cope with conflicting views, let alone criticism.
Being faced by a roomful of weepy teenagers certainly isn’t the only example of such behaviour I could cite, but it’s the most dramatic I have experienced.
I’d like to interrupt this block quote with such an example: #TheChalkening: Michigan Students Call for Arrests Over ‘Offensive’ Chalk Signs… Seriously go read it. After you finish this article, of course.
This mindset is particularly rife in universities. The examples are beyond parody: a National Union of Students conference banning clapping as it might trigger trauma (‘please use jazz hands’, delegates were told); the Edinburgh University student threatened with expulsion from a meeting after raising her hand in disagreement.
Sorry, last interruption, but this one calls for an animated gif…
Except this could be triggering because HE’S A WHITE MAN, OMG!
Last year, students at the University of East Anglia banned a Mexican restaurant from giving out sombreros because of racist stereotyping.
They’re practically beyond parody. Have you seen their outrage? Whether it’s over sombreros, cafeteria food, Halloween, or expecting us to pay for their therapy. You know, because whiteness… Or something. Even amid all the various cases, one thing remains: a spinelessness that rivals that of only jellyfish. Not the cool looking ones though. More like a beached jellyfish that gave up on life. Sad? Maybe. That doesn’t mean we can’t still laugh at them.
In fact, we celebrate their outrage on the regular…