Wednesday 1 March 2017

Niamh Horan: Women need to face facts about the link between rape and drinking

Some people would prefer to live in the comfort of denial than face up to the realities of the world. But it’s time to start a conversation

Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan on last night's Cutting Edge
Niamh Horan on last night's Cutting Edge

We live in a society where people find it more difficult than ever when others express an opinion that goes against their accepted way of thinking.

Claire Fox, author of I Find That Offensive!, uses the term ‘Generation Snowflake’ to describe the new fragile, thin-skinned breed who believe it’s their right to be protected from anything they might find unpalatable.

She says that in today’s public discourse, people can’t cope with conflicting views, let alone criticism.

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