Conor Friedersdorf on college campus exchanges (worth a read):
The culture on display on many college and university campuses, by way of contrast, is “characterized by concern with status and sensitivity to slight combined with a heavy reliance on third parties. People are intolerant of insults, even if unintentional, and react by bringing them to the attention of authorities or to the public at large. Domination is the main form of deviance, and victimization a way of attracting sympathy, so rather than emphasize either their strength or inner worth, the aggrieved emphasize their oppression and social marginalization.”
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the way my brother and I related when we were younger than 12.
Why call this victimhood? Why not childish?