“Social justice warrior” (commonly abbreviated SJW) is a term for an individual promoting a nonsense with strong progressive views, including feminism, world without borders-multiculturalism, and a lefty agenda.
SJW originally referred to the crazy tumblr types who would say things like “White people wearing dreadlocks is cultural appropriation”, or “I was mentally raped by a man yesterday because he looked at me in the subway”. At the core of social justice dogma is fixation on identity and “privilege. Their feminism frets over men sitting with their legs apart on public transit, seeks dissent-free “safe spaces” and cries oppression at concern about obesity’s health risks. Their transgender advocacy demands respect for customized gender identities with personal pronouns that may change on a whim and crucifies a devoutly progressive filmmaker for a “transphobic” joke that presumes that female characters are anatomically female. Their anti-Islamophobia trashes feminist critics of conservative Islamism and victim-blames journalists murdered for publishing Mohammed cartoons.
Yes. SJWs try to protect everyone’s feelings using censorship.
Nor is any other group so preoccupied with linguistic cleansing. A discussion on a social justice forum advocates expunging from one’s vocabulary such “ableist” terms as “crazy,” “dumb” and even “depressing”; at Smith College last year, the student newspaper’s report on a panel (ironically, one dedicated to free speech) rendered “wild and crazy” as “wild and [ableist slur].” Calling somebody one’s “spirit animal” is frowned upon because it’s an “appropriation” of a concept specific to some oppressed cultures. An academic list of “microaggressions” includes asking, “Where are you from?” or complimenting a foreign-born person’s English.
Much of SJW’s passion goes into speech and culture policing directed at victimless crimes that violate their moral taboos. They are aggressive, play the victim card ((also known as playing the victim or self-victimization) and will attack everyone who is not a SJW. Free speech, logic and common sense are not allowed when we are talking with Social justice warrior.
The modern social justice movement, or the new “political correctness,” vaulted into the spotlight last year. Student protests swept across campuses with demands often focused on purging thoughtcrime—leading to heated debates on whether this movement is a dangerous pseudo-progressive authoritarianism or a long-overdue effort to achieve justice for all.