Who are the real snowflakes: Liberals or conservatives?
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Who are the real snowflakes: Liberals or conservatives?

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The Guardian described "snowflake" as "the defining insult of 2016." Originally from "Fight Club," conservatives began using the term to vilify liberals who decry microaggressions while demanding safe spaces and trigger warnings. But lefties have been hurling the insult back, saying right-wingers who make scenes over Starbucks cups are the thin-skinned ones. Do they not see the irony in complaining about their oppression and silencing in the New York TimesWho are the real snowflakes? ❄️️

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Conservatives point to the constant skirmishes on college campuses when right-wingers come to speak as a prime example of snowflake-ism run amok. They say this generation of college students is so fragile they can't even hear ideas they disagree with.

Our universities have taught a generation of Americans: If you don’t agree with someone, are uncomfortable with an idea, or don’t find a joke funny, then their speech must be suppressed. Especially if they don’t politically agree with you.
Instead of actually debating ideas that span topics from the conventional to the taboo, a generation of American students don’t engage, they just get enraged. 

But the left wing claps back, saying it's the right who are the real snowflakes. Flipping out if someone wishes them "happy holidays," crying and covering their ears if someone mentions the fact that systemic racism exists. The famously thin-skinned Donald Trump is the flakiest, most delicate snowflake of them all!

 Many conservatives argue that liberal snowflake-ism is actually posing a serious threat to free speech and the First Amendment.

At the New York Times, Bari Weiss claims conservatives are basically being driven into hiding by the sensitivities and hysteria of the left.

I am a classical liberal who has run afoul of the left, often for voicing my convictions and sometimes simply by accident. 

But Weiss' critics say she and her cohort are being ridiculous. You can't write for the New York Times and be a regular guest on mainstream television shows and still claim you've been driven underground to an "Intellectual Dark Web." 

 Paul Krugman says right-wingers are the ones who mistake critique for censorship. You're not being oppressed, your ideas are just stupid and bad.

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