Snowflakes are tiny frozen structures that, by themselves, will melt with a touch. But snowflakes, when they get together, are not some fragile thing.
The Blaze just fired its young conservative mouthpiece, Tomi Lahren, for expressing pro-choice views. Before she was fired, this lady was giving out Snowflake Awards to shame left-leaning folks offended by the current state of politics. Meanwhile, comedian Akilah Hughes, known on YouTube as Akilah Obviously, ripped Lahren a new one earlier this year in a video in which she asked whether Lahren is the “biggest triggered snowflake of them all.”
People have been calling each other “special snowflakes” at least as far back as Fight Club, but the insult has snowballed recently. The Guardian dubbed “poor little snowflake” the top insult of 2016.
“Snowflake” is supposed to describe an easily offended person who wants to be handled carefully because they’re unique and delicate. But calling them a “snowflake” is a way of dismissing them. It’s easy to ignore someone when you write them off for being hysterical and overly sensitive. The message is: Don’t be different or weak, like a snowflake.
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