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Subj: Re: Social Justice Warrior branding
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 at 02:58:03 am EDT (Viewed 350 times)
Reply Subj: Social Justice Warrior branding
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 at 02:49:14 pm EDT (Viewed 438 times)

    This came up on a Spider-man board, and I thought it would make a good discussion here.

I'd say it can pop up anywhere...though those leaning to the left are not likely to use it, they will use some other term like misogyny, "insert word(usually a color)" power...and so on.

    What are people's thoughts on this term? I think it's become fashionable to write off any attempt towards political correctness with a SJW label. I think it's become dismissive and mocking, and personally I hate it.

I think it has its place. And that those who cant handle it are just the people it is targeting. Overly PC. (I am partially kidding and partially teasing, I don't want to insult you if you feel this way).

It can be very dismissive, but so is sarcasm and words llke for instance "man-splaining"...however for some reason those are accepted.

For me I do use the word...usually when I feel someone is being hypocritical, ridiculous or too extreme. For example. Some of those colleges where comedians are not even to tell a silly joke because its not PC and someone's feelings might be hurt...these students are missing a fundamental principle behind almost all humor. It's based on pain.

    I recognize that there are people who can go to far in their pursuit of political correctness, and those people are probably rightly deserving of mockery. But by and large, I think political correctness exists to show empathy for people who aren't like you, and I think that's a good thing.

Waaaayyyy too far imo. Comedians are being told what jokes are PC enough to be told and we feel we need to hand out 12th place prizes to kids because there feelings might be hurt at not winning.

Words people use to cause hate or the sheer purpose of hurting someone...yes we should try to be PC and avoid such things. If we see injustices in the world we should feel free to speak up and say "This is WRONG". But to me SJW are those who take this too far, and actually strangle freedom of speech and try to coerce you to their way of thinking and attempt to manipulate your mind and take away independent thought.

    At its worst, I think the SJW label is used to justify prejudices and racism. I would like this term to disappear entirely.

Yes....sadly some use it this way for sure. And its terrible. But racism is not restricted to only one group. Sadly everyone is racist. It's something we each and every one of us needs to fight against, as in fight against our own inner darkness. Not everyone is racist to the same level, some people learn to overcome this fully even I believe. But anyone who says they are not racist or "cannot" be racist are the most racist of all.

The reason SJW is so offensive imho to many is they sense the truth behind it...not saying its completely true, simply that there is some validity behind its use...and ugly truths make us uncomfortable.

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