TRIGGER WARNING Meet Generation Snowflake British think tank boss says mollycoddled kids are breaking down in tears when asked to deal with controversial ideas. Claire Fox, head of a think tank called the Institute of Ideas, has penned a coruscating critique of Generation Snowflake, the name given to a growing group of youngsters who believe its 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. Books containing troublesome material are now slapped with trigger warnings, whilst universities and student unions are declared safe spaces where young people should not have to encounter anything they disagree with. They assume their emotional suffering takes precedence. Express a view they disagree with and you must immediately recant and apologize. There is a strand of self-absorption and fragility running through this generation; all too ready to cry victim at the first hint of a situation they dont like, Fox concluded. We need a younger generation thats prepared to grow a backbone, go out into the world, take risks and make difficult decisions. Otherwise the future doesnt bode well for any of us. https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategori...odern-kids-who-cant-cope-with-being-offended/ You can't make this stuff up...........well actually you can but you don't have to. I hadn't realized that the problem had spread to Britain. I'm getting back in my safe space.