We have all heard the term social justice warrior talked about on internet radio shows, talk radio shows, and on social media but how many of us really know what a social justice warrior is.
While looking up and doing research on the term social justice warrior, I found two definition of what a social justice warrior is. According to Urban Dictionary a SJW is a pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. A social justice warrior, or SJW, does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of. They typically repeat points from whoever is the most popular blogger or commenter of the moment, hoping that they will “get Social Justice Points” and become popular in return. They are very sure to adopt stances that are “correct” in their social circle. Then Wikipedia defines the term Social Justice Warrior, commonly abbreviated as “SJW”, and is a pejorative term for a person expressing or promoting socially progressive views, particularly relating to social liberalism, political correctness or feminism. The accusation of being an SJW implies that a person is engaging in disingenuous social justice arguments or activism to raise their personal reputation.
With these two definitions, we basically given a true definition of what a “SJW” is and that being a “SJW” is a term for a person who uses disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force to defend what they think is the most popular socialist or politically correct movement at that time.
With that said much of SJW’s passion goes into speech and culture policing directed at victimless crimes that violate their moral taboos. While I do agree with the right of freedom of speech, I do not agree with the idea of someone speaks their opinion and if it does not agree with your point of view the SJW will get mad and throw a fit and accuse you of ridiculous accusations.
I have had my encounters with the Social Justice Warriors class and while it can be overwhelming when they start to attack just remember that the truth is you best defense and also your best offense to deal with the barrage of the social justice warrior class.