You’ve probably heard that one before. It wouldn’t be too surprising to hear the insult snowflake in a schoolyard, along with “crybaby” and “pussy.” However, this insult is now a normal part of the lexicon of so many fully grown adults that the term is used by (supposedly) professional journalists. Snowflake is a rhetorical tool that decries the supposed oversensitivity of the younger generation for not having their lives together or not pulling up those notorious bootstraps high enough. It means you’ll melt as soon as you’re exposed to any heat. …

Lauren Thompson

A research writer and author of the Isle of Dragons trilogy.

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