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Report: Calling snowflakes ‘snowflakes’ hurts their feelings

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This report from Britain leaves me conflicted. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

As reported by London’s Daily Mail;

Labelling millennials ‘snowflakes’ is damaging their mental health, research claims. 

The controversial term is now fashionable to use when describing young adults who are seen as taking offence easily and emotionally vulnerable.

Almost three quarters of 16-24 year olds surveyed believe the moniker is unfair and are adamant it could negatively affect their mental health.

The findings, made by insurance firm Aviva, were derived from a survey of 2,022 British participants between those ages.

A separate study also released by Aviva today suggests that 16-24 year olds are the worst-affected by mental health issues. 

Around three in five have experienced a mental health condition, compared to just under half of adults over the age of 24.

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Some 46 per cent of young adults say they have suffered from anxiety in the past 12 months – significantly higher than the 35 per cent recorded by adults.

It comes after the Government’s behaviour tsar last February labelled students who demand to be protected from controversial views as snowflakes.

Tom Bennett said that the problem began at school when too many children were protected from the ‘harsher realities of the world’. 

And last month the Mail on Sunday uncovered that growing numbers of ‘snowflake’ students are appealing for special exemptions after missing essay deadlines.



Our paper’s investigation found top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, were inundated with thousands of appeals last year – because students overslept.

Tom Bennett said that the problem began at school when too many children were protected from the ‘harsher realities of the world’. 

And last month the Mail on Sunday uncovered that growing numbers of ‘snowflake’ students are appealing for special exemptions after missing essay deadlines.

Our paper’s investigation found top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, were inundated with thousands of appeals last year – because students overslept.

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Malaysia: Judge warns Hindu, Buddhist statues ‘hurt feelings, threaten’ Muslims

“It hurts people’s feelings…”

Despite Islam constitutionally recognized as the nation’s official religion, the South East Asian country has also declared by law that a number of non-Islamic holy days as state holidays. Nonetheless, a prominent retired judge has called out both the Hindu and Buddhist minorities of not only hurting the feelings of the nation’s Muslim majority, but also causing the followers of Mohammed feel threatened, as reported by the news portals Malaysian Digest on April 17, 2014, and also by the Malay Mail Online on April 16, 2014.

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