Joanna Williams and Viv Regan join the podcast to discuss the current fashion for appealing to 'lived experience' in debate. They explain how a deference to identity allows an often privileged minority to present themselves as victims and silence opposition. In the media, universities and the workplace, hurt feelings routinely justify censorship, and those who cry loudest about their suffering can wield considerable power. How has this situation come about? And how can the importance of free speech be reasserted? Is it fair to brand a younger generation ‘snowflakes’? Is being offended really all that empowering?