Lately we have seen much SJW unrest on University campuses in the US. To a normal rational person who at least somewhat understands the constraints and imperfections of the world, the behavior of these SJWs appears to be baffling. Their demands for trigger warnings, safe spaces, immediate responses to vague problems, etc. are very different than the demands of previous generations of University students, both in style and content.
I surmise that much of this odd behavior can be attributed to the fact that so very many of these children are victims (yes, victims) of helicopter parenting; where the parents hover over the children, attending to their every need and most importantly, never letting them fail. What these children learn is that there is (and forever should be) a higher authority to give them what they want and to make everything right. From this perspective the students are acting just as they always have, with university authorities substituting for parents. Missing from their mind is the notion that life is often struggles, and through struggles on learns to lean on oneself and not expect some authority to make everything right.
Furthermore, in the new order, victims and victim advocates are the new status symbols. Since helicopter parented youths can easily pass as conventional victims, they typically gravitate toward being victim advocates. Pure is their heart and awesome is their mind for doing what they do.
What to do? One might suggest that they are victims of their parent’s bad parenting. Also, one might suggest that they grow up and understand the world as it is, rather than their childish notions of how it should be. What else might one suggest?