Let’s not kid ourselves. The left takes abuse and harassment from the right more than ever before. Not a day goes by where the conservative right aren’t taking to the streets, rioting and destroying property whilst accusing US of being the violent ones. On top of that, they accuse us of not being able to use humor in an effective way. “The left can’t meme” – we hear that time and time again.
But one word gets under our skin. The term is “Snowflake.” This is by far the most offensive slur to be used against us. It implies we’re weak willed, weak souled, thin skinned and easily offended.
I was marching for women’s rights like I normally do and a tall muscular straight white male called me a snowflake. I required immediate therapy. I still have dreams about it. I wish he would take it back but I know he wont.
Put simply, calling progressives and individuals who want equality for all, medicare for all, free education and freedom all while wanting to protect everyone’s feelings – snowflake has made numerous liberals break down in tears. It goes beyond hurting the feelings of liberals – it ruins their day and this just isn’t fair.
That’s why we firmly believe that the term “snowflake” should be categorized as hate speech and enforced by law to ban its use in public. Freedom of speech does NOT protect hate speech in any capacity, so why should a mean word be protected? The fact is, it shouldn’t.
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