Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NYT Recognizes the Existence of the Victimhood Class

The Microcomplaint: Nothing Too Small to Whine About

"He surely would have agreed with the conclusions drawn in a 2014 paper in the journal Comparative Sociology called “Microaggression and Moral Cultures.” The authors Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning argue that the increased attention recently given to microaggressions (commonplace exchanges that denigrate marginalized groups; see the recent controversy at Yale over Halloween costumes) on college campuses is a result of “the emergence of a victimhood culture that is distinct from the honor cultures and dignity cultures of the past.”"
I also like their term, "complaintbrag", if it applies to the pride of being a Victim.

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