Some of the girls were sobbing and hugging each other, while others shrieked. The majority appeared at the very least shell-shocked. It was distress on a scale appropriate for some horrible disaster. Thankfully, however, I wasn’t in a war zone or at the scene of a pile-up - but in a school hall filled with A-level students.There is no excuse for failing to reduce these snowflakes to tears. Don't coddle them. Don't pretend to agree with them. Challenge them and reduce them to puddles without hesitation or remorse.
What had provoked such hysteria? I’d dared express an opinion that went against their accepted way of thinking.
‘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.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
The frailty of feminism
Feminism was always madness. But only now is that becoming apparent even to women who call still themselves feminists: